2016 Thames Valley Trial Head

The 2016 Thames Valley Trial Head is scheduled for Sunday 31st January 2016.

It is with regret that it has been decided to cancel this year's Trial Head.

We reviewed three current weather forecasts, and all are predicting average wind speeds of 25 to 30mph, with gusts of 40 to 50 mph; conditions not dissimilar from those in place today.

Thinking of our duty of care towards both competitors and officials, we have concerns regarding:-

  1. Wind blowing weaker crews into banks and corners of the Lake, from where, experience indicates, it is very difficult for some to extricate themselves.
  2. Loading, unloading boats to and from trailers, and carrying boats on land in such strong winds is hazardous, and boats may even be blown over when tied onto trestles.
  3. Well loaded trailers, travelling from far or near, are very prone to cross winds. We don’t wish to be the cause of a serious accident.
  4. Officials will be on continuous duty, and whilst we had arranged for mobile refreshments, this would be asking a lot.

We hope that everyone will understand our reasoning, and are very sorry to have to cancel, but the forecast, which is usually very reliable for the next four days, at least makes it possible for us to give you early notice, so that you may adjust your plans.


ENTRIES NOW CLOSED - draw details are now available - see downloads box on right of page.

The 2016 event filled up un 48 hours after opening entries.

A note for competitors & spectators: Since we are not allowed to use any of the grassed areas, it would be appreciated if as much car sharing could be arranged by both competitors and spectators. All should also be aware that there may therefore be some distance to walk. Dogs, provided that they are on leads, are allowed on site

If you are attending as a supporter but could possibly assist us during one of the divisions, please get in touch.


Organised under British Rowing Rules of Racing and Water Safety Code (Row Safe) by Marlow Regatta Ltd.

Each Division will be ~ 1900 metres, raced from in front of the start pontoons to the regatta finish.

1st Division  - 9.30

2nd Division  - 11.15

3rd Division  - 13.00

You may enter a crew into any or all of the above divisions. The fastest time in any division will be declared as the class winner. Medals will be awarded to the winners, subject to receiving 4 entries in the class. Masters results will be based on handicaps, which will probably not be calculated on the day. Medals will be sent by post.

 

Open & Women

IM2 & above

IM3 & below

Coastal

Boats

Masters

Handicap

J18

J17

J16

J15

J14

J13

Open & Women

8o

*

*

 

*

 

 

*

 

 

 

8o

8x+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

*

*

8x+

4x-

*

*

 

*

*

*

*

 

 

 

4x-

4x+

 

*

*

 

 

 

 

*

*

*

4x+

4-

*

 

 

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-

4+

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

 

 

 

4+

2x

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

 

2x

2-

*

 

*

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-

1x

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

 

 

1x

Closing Date for entries: Wednesday 20th.January at 8:00pm.

Entry fees:      £8.50 per head per division (coxes free),

PLUS a single Lake Fee payment per competitor for use of Dorney Lake, Juniors £4.50, Adults £7.10

irrespective of the number of divisions entered. (coxes free)

[Unfortunately, due to the forecast of strong wind and direction, the 2015 was cancelled 3 days before the event. The forecast was correct; the course was un-rowable on the day.]

Terms & Conditions

This event takes place in the Winter, when temperatures can be low and weather conditions severe. All those entering must wear suitable clothing, and recognise that the event cannot be guaranteed to take place. Even if started, it may be stopped.
The organisers will take all reasonable steps to make the event safe, but may have to cancel. Under these circumstances, there is no guarantee that entry fees will be refunded, either in full or in part.

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