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Unfortunately, due to the forecast of strong wind and direction, the 2016 was cancelled 3 days before the event. A full refund of all entry fees has been made to all entrants. The 2017 Thames Valley Trial Head is scheduled for Sunday 5th February 2017

By John Simm
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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.

By John Simm
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Due to unprecedented demand we have had to close entries for the TVTH after just 48 hours. All 3 divisions are now full and, unless we receive any major withdrawals, are likely to stay that way.

Please keep fingers crossed for decent weather on the 31st January.

By John Simm
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Marlow Regatta was sad to learn of the passing of former president and regatta stalwart Bill Findlay on the 22nd December.

W.H. 'Bill' Findlay

Regatta Secretary Tony Evans has written an obituary for Bill, which can be found here.

 

By John Simm
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We have been requested to add an additional event to the TVTH race programme and are pleased to announce that J18 2- for both boys and girls has now been added. An updated event poster has been added to the TVTH page.

By John Simm
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The 165th Marlow Regatta will take place on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Dorney Lake, Eton.