Details of the event and how to enter.
UPDATED FOR 2016
SODC has installed new barriers at the Riverside car park which will make access more challenging. Because of this trailers with eights which have not been split will not be able to gain access.
Making Entries 2016
Wallingford Head is held over two divisions at 10.30am and 1.30pm, with different events in each division. The results are pooled together to find the overall winner.
|Division 1 10.30 am||Division 2 1.30 pm|
|Eights||Senior, IM2, Novice, J18, J15, WMas||Elite, IM1, IM3, J16, Mas|
|Coxed Fours||Elite, IM1, IM3, J16, Mas||Senior, IM2, Novice, J18, J15, WMas|
|Coxless Fours||Elite, IM1, Mas||Senior, WMas|
Events are offered for both men and women.
The Wallingford Head course is not easy to steer and inexperienced crews and coxes may find it too challenging. Please take this into account before deciding which crews to enter.
All crews must be below the start before each division can start. This will lead to some crews being on the water for 2 hours per division. Please ensure your crews can cope with this in any weather conditions; daytime temperatures in December can be near freezing.
Entries are limited to a total of 260. If we are oversubscribed, preference will be given to the first 130 paid entries received in each division.
- No sculling events or other boat classes will be offered.
- Masters prizes on handicap based on fastest crew in each division.
- No Composite entries will be accepted.
Entries open via British Rowing Online Entry (BROE) on Wednesday 16th November at 20:00 and close when the event is fully subscribed or Wednesday 23rd November , 1800hrs at the latest.
- £90 per Eight
- £50 per Four
by Worldpay via BROE
Contact – yours
Please ensure that your contact email address and especially your emergency contact mobile phone number registered on BROE are current, valid and useful. e.g. University students we need your University details not your parents’ home 300 miles away!
Event information will be emailed to the BROE registered club contact.
Contact – ours
If you need to contact us, please preferably use email
or telephone Rachael Haycock on 01491 824372
Full refund of entry fees will be made in the event of cancellation.
The Small Print!
- WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY ENTRY WITHOUT STATING A REASON.
- Wallingford Head is held under the BR rules of racing and will conform to the Rowsafe: Guide to Safe Practice in Rowing.
- Competitors will provide their own boats, oars and sculls, which must conform to current BR rules especially in respect of heel restraints and bowball security. All boats and equipment are brought to the regatta at the owner’s risk. All boats must display their 6 character identification code at all times
- The course is approximately 4250 metres.
- Each division will be limited to 130 crews. Our aim is to allow as many people to race as possible within the confines of the racing day and creating a safe manageable day.
- Crews shall boat from Riverside Meadows, Wallingford unless prior agreement is gained from the organizing committee; this includes crews boating from other local clubs on the reach. In the event of crews being allowed to boat from elsewhere, they may not be able to return until racing is complete and should be prepared to egress at Riverside Meadows.
- If the head is oversubscribed entries may be closed earlier.
- Doubling up and boat sharing is at your own risk.
- Clubs may alter the details of their entries at any time up to the close of entries.
- Crews that scratch after the close of entries will be liable for payment of their entry fees. In the event of postponement or cancellation of the Head a FULL REFUND of entry fees will be made.
- Please ensure that you include a contact name, address and telephone number so that we can contact you when entries close if necessary.
- Please note that this event, in common with all rowing events, may be photographed by amateurs or professionals who sell their photographs. By entering you recognise that you may be photographed in this way.