The 2016 event is now closed to entries.
Entries will close no later than noon on Friday 28th October 2016, and may close earlier if and when the limit of 480 (paid) entries is reached. No further entries will be accepted, and NO ENTRY FEE WILL BE REFUNDED, after that point. The current status of entries can be found here.
Please note that there is NO possibility of reserving a place which has not been paid for and that under agreement with the PLA we DO NOT and CAN NOT have a waiting list.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE MADE VIA THE BRITISH ROWING ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM – PAPER ENTRY FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
NON-TIDEWAY CREWS MUST HAVE PERMISSION TO BOAT FROM A HOST CLUB BEFORE ENTERING
Entries are invited for the following events:
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING RULES IN PARTICULAR BEFORE ENTERING
- All athletes entered in the Junior events must have been born on, or between, the 1st September 1998 and the 31st August 2002 (See British Rowing rules of racing 3-3-2a and 3-3-2h).
- Clubs may not make more than one entry in any of the Junior events (i.e. Clubs are permitted to enter a maximum of one open Junior crew and one women’s Junior crew in both the 4+ and 4x categories). Composite crews and entries from School Alumni clubs will not be accepted in any of the Junior categories. n.b. Clubs attempting to get round this rule by entering additional crews under a ‘flag of convenience’ club (as identified by the committee) risk all of their entries being rejected.
- Lightweight Rules. The designated maximum weight for the lwt events is the individual weight as set for indoor rowing (currently Men 75kg, Women 61.5kg). All lwt competitors must meet this limit – there will be no crew average weight restriction. Arrangements for weighing-in will be notified once entries have closed.
- Enter at the correct Status. The committee reserves the right to reject crews entered at a status deemed to be too far above their ability if, when requested, they fail to provide sufficient evidence as to why they should be allowed to race at that status. This rule will be rigorously enforced for the Elite events.
- Where crews are forced to race up, due to a lack of event or because of the overseas rule, the committee reserves the right to place them further down the starting order amongst crews of a similar speed and ability.
- Insufficient Entries The committee reserves the right to cancel specific events in the event of insufficient entries. In this situation, crews may be offered the opportunity to race at a higher status where available. Please note that Medals will not be awarded where less than three eligible crews (i.e. not including those racing for Time Only) start in an event, unless the winning crew goes on to record the fastest time for their boat type (4x; 4- or 4+) and gender.
- Coxswain age – All coxn’s must have reached the age of 16 in the calendar year of the race (i.e. born in 2000 or earlier), unless express permission is given by the race committee.
- Sweep Events (4-, 4+) – With the exception of the junior coxed four events and entries from overseas and Scottish Rowing clubs, any sweep crew entered in the HOR4s must have at least SIX (6) rowing points both at the time of entry and on race day (i.e. subs must have sufficient points to maintain the six point minimum for the crew). Clubs affiliated to Scottish Rowing must provide evidence to support that their crews are at an equivalent level of achievement.Please note that this rule is non-negotiable.
- Quad Events. (4x) – With the exception of the junior quad events and entries from overseas and Scottish Rowing clubs, any sculling crew entered in the HOR4s must have at least FOUR (4) sculling points both at the time of entry and on race day (i.e. subs must have sufficient points to maintain the four point minimum for the crew). Clubs affiliated to Scottish Rowing must provide evidence to support that their crews are at an equivalent level of achievement. Please note that this rule is non-negotiable.
- Composites – No composite crews will be accepted in any Junior event.
- Competency of Crews Club Captains must ensure that they only enter competent crews and that their crews are properly prepared for the race. Crews should be capable of completing a ten mile outing and may be on the water for three hours.
- Overseas Crews (i.e. those not affiliated to British Rowing, Scottish Rowing or Welsh Rowing can only enter the Elite or Junior events.
- Scottish Rowing. Clubs affiliated to Scottish Rowing should consult their national web site. They should give all individual registration numbers in the Notes field.
- Coastal Rowing. Competitors who wish to claim points for 2016 Coastal Wins, should contact the British Rowing domestic office at Hammersmith, as soon as possible firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Internationals – With the exception of coxswains, no rower or sculler who has competed at a senior level for their Country (Continental Championships, World Cup, World Championships or Olympics) in either sweep or sculling during the two years prior to the race (i.e. after 1st November 2014, will be allowed to enter any status other than Elite, regardless of whether they are entered in the same discipline or not.For full information on Entry restrictions, crew changes and scratching of entries please read The Rules.You are strongly urged to make use, where possible, of the British Rowing Online facility for crew changes as this make life easier for both competitors and organisers.
PLEASE NOTE THAT HOR4s DOES NOT ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR ENTRIES BY CHEQUE
A complete entry must include:
- a A fully completed on-line entry; via: (http://onlineentry.britishrowing.org)
- b Full payment of entry fee (£56 per crew).
- c Payment in full should be made either via online payment with debit or credit card via the On-line Entry system, or by direct payment into our bank account. (See event notes in Online Entry system for account details). Payment will be treated as being received when it shows in our bank account.
020 8392 9070
020 8748 5939
Please note these numbers may only be used until 10 PM on the day before race day. Any subsequent enquiries should be directed to 07768 230993.
Scottish Rowing and Overseas Clubs
You will need to contact British Rowing at email@example.com and let them know your club details and the names of the competitors you wish to enter. Brititsh Rowing will then set you up on their online system so you can enter.
Please be aware that British Rowing require that all boats, including those from overseas (whether racing or training) display a standard six digit boat identification code. Further details can be obtained from British Rowing.