Entries will close no later than noon on Friday 27th October 2017, 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. 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.
The current status of entries can be found here.
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 in the 4-, 4x and 4+ boat classes for OPEN and WOMEN against the categories stated below:
PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF RULES (see separate tab) BEFORE ENTERING.
The following are some guidelines which will be updated with any FAQ in view of the significant changes in 2017.
- (posted 21/9/17) Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Status Points queries eg if you think some of your wins have not been registered on your online BR profile. (Rule 5 update)
- (posted 21/9/17) Personal Ranking Index (PRI) queries should be via the “examine your ranking points history” page on your BR account. Please check that the record of your racing is up to date including any overseas events you might have done. (Rule 5 Update)
- ‘Placeholder provision’ within BROE2 must be exchanged with the planned crew member prior to the Closing Date otherwise the crew runs the risk of them being not accepted or if payment has been made and accepted, being disqualified without refund (2017 Rules of Racing 5-5-4).
- All competitors are strongly encouraged to make sure that their entry at the Closing Date is as accurate as possible. This is because the entries will be ‘baselined’ at this point, Senior Bands will be determined and marshalling positions finalised. Note should be taken of the RULES and the BROE2 internal system set up which will render a crew eligible for ‘time only’ if substitutions exceed 25% of the upper limit of the band.
- Whilst the Committee is liaising with British Rowing to ensure that all points up to 8 days prior to the Closing Date of HOR4s2017 have been incorporated into the system (2017 Rules of Racing 3-4), it remains each competitor’s responsibility to ensure that their Personal Ranking index (PRI) and ‘old points’ are up to date at the Closing Date.
- The new Under 23 category (Rules of Racing 2-2-3: can compete in this category until 31st Dec of the year he/she reaches age of 22 ie DOB 1995 or later) is introduced due to enable both academic and talented younger club rowers to compete alongside each other and whilst we encourage eligible athletes to enter this new category, they can alternatively enter the Senior Category. A ‘5 old point’ minimum criteria applies as for Senior entries.
- Subject to an overall cap of 160 (1/3 of overall event) clubs may not make more than four entries in any of the Junior events (see Rule 6). 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.
- Any Junior 4-/Women Junior 4- wishing to enter the competition should do so under the ‘Senior’ event and have ‘5 old points’ minimum.
- Insufficient Entries The committee reserves the right to cancel specific events in the event of insufficient entries. In this situation, crews will be offered the opportunity to race in a different category, where available.
- Minimum ‘5 five old points’ Requirement (see Rule 7). This is being carried over as there is not currently an ‘equivalent’ within the PRI system. With the exception of the junior events and entries from overseas and Scottish Rowing clubs, any sweep crew entered in the HOR4s must have at least five (5) points both at the time of entry and on race day in the relevant discipline, sweep or sculling. 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.
- 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
- Entry restrictions, crew changes and scratching of entries. For full information 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 (£60 per crew). [To acknowledge that our race is being held on Remembrance Sunday, a donation to The Royal British Legion will be made by The Committee after the event. This is also being supported by our Race Sponsors FULLERS.]
- 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.