Details of the event and how to enter.
UPDATED FOR 2019
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. Please contact Rachael Haycock if this will be a problem for your club.
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 in each boat category.
Apologies are due that the original table of events published was a work of fiction and made no logical sense in terms of doubling up potential as all senior events were in one div for open and women’s events! Sorry!
Below is the revised and Final division allocation table:
|Division 1 10.30 am||Division 2 1.30 pm|
|Eights||Open, J18, J15, WMas, WU23/WU20, WJ16||Mas, U23/U20, J16, WOpen, WJ18, WJ15|
|Coxed Fours||U23, J16, WOpen, WJ18||Open, J18, WU23, WJ16|
|Coxless Fours||U23, WOpen||Open, WU23|
We changed the entry format last year in line with the new BR competition structure, with events being run in Open and Women’s categories. There will be Senior, U23/U20, J18, J16 and Masters events; for Senior events, appropriate tiers will be assigned once the entry has been reviewed (we are not fans of this approach, but….). The U23/U20 8+ category will be run as one event, with awards for the fastest overall crew and the fastest U20; if your crew are eligible for U20, please add this to the entry notes on BROE2. Prizes this year will be awarded to the fastest in each boat type (Eight, Coxed Four and Coxless Four) for both Open and Women’s; we will then be offering medals to the fastest in each category. For example, the fastest overall Open Eight will receive one ornamental blade for the crew plus a medal for each crew member, but the fastest U23 eight, but not fastest overall will receive medals.
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 2-3 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.
- Medals will be awarded to the fastest overall Mas8+ and WMas8+ unless otherwise advised.
- No Composite entries will be accepted.
- Any open event can be entered by a mixed crew. Please add a note onto the entry that yours is a mixed crew and we will endeavour to group any mixed crews together within the category.
Entries open via British Rowing Online Entry (BROE) on Thursday 14th November at 20:00 and close when the event is fully subscribed or Thursday 21st November at 18:00, at the latest.
- £100 per Eight
- £60 per Four
by Worldpay via BROE2
Contact – yours
Please ensure that your contact email address and especially your emergency contact mobile phone number registered on BROE2 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 posted on this website at least 2 days before the event.
Contact – ours
If you need to contact us, please preferably use email
or telephone Rachael Haycock on 01491 824372 or text 07769 299259 ( Rachel won’t reply to a call on my mobile during the day as she will be working)
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.