SPRING HEAD SERIES- 3 RACES IN ONE – 12, 19 & 20 MARCH.
Entries are now open. Clubs are invited to make entries using BROE. Crews can enter events on just one, two or all three days. Payment is available on line. The closing date for entries is 5TH MARCH at 9.00 pm. We are particularly keen to encourage entries from Junior and Masters Crews. Two courses are available – 3200 m and 2200 m. All events are available in both the long and short courses.
SPRING HEAD SERIES
The Head races are run over two courses of 3200 metres from Lemons Hill Bridge to Alton Rowing Club’s Clubhouse and 2200 metres from Lemons Hill Bridge to ‘The Green Buoys’ which is the most sheltered part of the course and therefore most suitable for Novice and Junior crews. All classes of boat and crew status are catered for. There are four divisions starting at 10.00 am and 1.00 pm. Division 2 (Short Course) will follow on immediately from Division 1 and Division 4 (Short course) will follow on immediately from Division 3. Therefore, there doubling up in Divisions 1 & 2 or 3 & 4 is not allowed. However, you can race in different events in Div 1 and 3, or Div 2 and 4, for example.
The British Rowing membership insurance is only valid for UK residents who are resident in this country for more than six months in a year. British Rowing is unable to determine whether or not a person is resident when they apply for membership with a UK address. Therefore, if you are not resident for more than six months in a year, you must make your own insurance arrangements.
Please click on the link to find the starting order.
Saturday 19th March – ARC – HRS – 19 Mar – Start List copy
Sunday 20th March –ARC – HRS – SUN 20 MAR – Start List copy
Saturday 12 March – ARC – HRS – FINAL RESULTS
Rules and Distance
Held under the Rules of British Rowing and organised by Alton Rowing Club, our Spring Head Series will be held at Alton Water, Holbrook Road, Stutton, Suffolk, IP9 2RY over a distance of 3,200 metres and 2,200 metres on 12, 19 & 20 March. Crews can enter for 1, 2 or all 3 days.
Entries are to be made via BROE. The fee per seat is £15 per racing seat (Coxes Free) if racing on two or three days. £ 10 per seat (coxes free) if racing on just one of the days. Owing to the inflexibility of BROE, if racing on one day only, clubs should make the entry as per normal and pay the £ 15 entry fee. ARC will then refund the extra £ 5 after the race. We are very sorry about this glitch but BR have promised that it will be rectified for next time.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07977 059022
All entry fees must be paid before the draw is made or crews may be rejected. However, if accepted the club will be liable for the entry fee. The draw will be made on Sunday 6th March at 6.00 pm. Crews withdrawn after entries close will not be given a refund and will be liable for the full entry fee.
Subject to a minimum of 2 boats entering each category;
Crews Entering One Day – Medals
Crews Entering for two days (19 & 20 March) – Pennants
Crews Entering all three days – Pewter Tankards
Entries close on Saturday 5th March at 9:00 pm and the race order will be available on our website by Wednesday 9th March. Course inspection will take place the day before each event and at 7.00 am on each day of the event. Crews are advised to contact 07977 059022 before departure to gain the latest update on water conditions if they have any concerns. Please note that there are contingency plans in place in the unlikely event of adverse water conditions in order for the event to proceed.
Competitor Interest and Information
ALTON WATER – The Start is at the top of the photo, the finish at the bottom.