IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CREWS

The list of links on the right contain important information for clubs, coaches and crews who are taking part in the race.

It is to your advantage to read and absorb the relevant information they contain, in advance of the race.

The HOR4s is a non-profit event run by rowers for rowers. In order to guarantee the future of the race, we need competitors to understand and follow the instructions provided by the committee.


It is your responsibility to ensure your equipment fully meets the requirements of the British Rowing Water Safety Code and is in full working order.

Control Commission inspections on crews may operate at all boating areas. Any crews failing to stop for inspection, or refusing to provide information when requested to do so, WILL be disqualified.

The Chief Umpire will decide appropriate penalties for crews failing to comply with any of our rules, this will include disqualification for serious breaches (e.g. undeclared substitutions).

ALL boats, including those from overseas, must show a six digit British Rowing club code ID, those who do not may be subject to a time penalty.


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To be rowed on Sunday 12th November 2017 starting at 10:45 from the University Stone at Mortlake to the University Stone at Putney.

The river closure will start at 09:45 and covers the stretch of river between Putney Railway Bridge and Brentford Dock. The river reopens progressively, from Chiswick, as the last crew proceeds down the course and is completely reopen when the last crew crosses the finishing line. Outside these times and areas the normal rules of navigation should be followed.

RACES WITH LATE START TIMES: CREWS RETURNING UPRIVER AFTER THE END OF THE RACE MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR BOAT IS FITTED WITH LIGHTS. THIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT FOR CREWS RETURNING TO CLUBS AT BARNES BRIDGE OR CHISWICK BRIDGE AND BEYOND. CHECK LIGHTING UP TIME BUT LIGHTS MAY BE NEEDED EARLIER IF THE VISIBILITY IS POOR.

The Head of the River Fours is run for the benefit of the competitors. It endeavours to provide an enjoyable and fair race for all. The Marshals are all experienced Tideway people and are there to assist you and ensure the safe and smooth running of the race.

PLEASE OBEY THEIR INSTRUCTIONS AT ALL TIMES.

Comments and suggestions about any aspect of the race to: Noel Davison, 10 Berkeley Road, London SW13 9LZ secretary@hor4s.com