All athletes must be at the trailer 2 hours before their boating time - please take into account the Friday afternoon traffic and queues entering Henley when planning your departure time. Please follow directions to the Butler's Field Car park. A car parking map can be found here.
Athletes must read and understand the following documents:
Traffic Rules for Boating
Traffic Rules for the Start
Marshals below the Start will assist crews to turn and assemble in the correct starting order. There are marker posts (‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’) along the Berkshire bank and crews will be directed to position themselves between specific posts. The Marshals will instruct the crews when to move up towards the Starter.
The Starter will be standing in a launch which will be moored at the Regatta Start.
Crews will be instructed to paddle slowly up towards the Starter, keeping to the Bucks. (Island) Station. As the crews approach the Starter he will order them to 'STOP' and to enter the Course carefully on the Bucks. Station.
The crew will then GET STRAIGHT.
When the boat is straight and the crew is ready, the Starter will state the crew number and then give the order to 'GO'.
CREWS WILL BE TIMED FROM A POINT APPROXIMATELY 70 YARDS UPSTREAM FROM THE STARTER’S LAUNCH – THERE WILL BE A SIGN INDICATING ‘TIMING’.
Crews may make a ‘standing start’ or a ‘rolling start’ but should make sure that they are up to racing speed by the time they reach the Timing Point.
On the Course:
Umpires are stationed along the Course and will direct crews in the event of an emergency occurring. Crews should row the race on the Berks. (towpath) Station, and only move out to the Bucks. Station if they are about to be overtaken by another crew. A crew being overtaken must move out of the way once the overtaking crew gets close to being just one length of clear water behind. If you should be forced to stop on the Course for any reason, PULL ACROSS TO THE BUCKS. SIDE to leave the Berks. side free for the crews behind you.
Instructions for Competitors
Traffic Rules and Training times
All documents for qualifiers can be found here
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