Head of the Trent

Sunday 27th February 2022

EVENT CANCELLED

STATEMENT FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Unfortunately, today we have had to make the difficult decision to call off the head.

Although the river level has dropped as predicted, above the start (where the river is shallower) the stream remains very strong and we are therefore unable to marshal crews safely.

We have been round a number of scenarios and unfortunately we cannot find a safe way to marshal crews.

DIVISION 1 (10 am - 5500 m)

Eights : Open, Open J18, Open J16, Women Masters

Coxed Fours : Women, Open J18, Open Masters

Coxless Fours : Women, Open J18, Open Masters

Quadruple Sculls : Women, Open J18, Open J16, Open Masters

DIVISION 2 (12.30 pm - 3800 m)

Eights : Open Beginners, Women Beginners, Open J15, Women J15

Coxed Fours : Open Beginners, Women Beginners, Open Masters Beginners, Women Masters Beginners

Octuple Sculls : Open J15, Women J15, Open J14, Women J14

Coxed Quadruple Sculls : Open J15, Women J15, Open J14, Women J14

Quadruple Sculls : Open Beginners, Women Beginners, Open Masters Beginners, Women Masters Beginners

DIVISION 3 (3 pm - 5500 m)

Eights : Women, Women J18, Women J16, Open Masters

Coxed Fours : Open, Women J18, Women Masters

Coxless Fours : Open, Women J18, Women Masters

Quadruple Sculls : Open, Women J18, Women J16, Women Masters

ENTRIES: via BR Online Entry at £11 per rowing seat (online payment only).

CLOSE OF ENTRIES: noon on Sunday 20th February. For safety and practicality reasons, the number of entries in each division may be capped (waiting list if oversubscribed, priority given to paid entries).

DRAW: 1 pm on Sunday 20th February in Nottingham Rowing Club.

BANDING: depending on the entries received, senior events will be banded for prizes. If events are split into bands, this will be clearly indicated on the draw.

ORDER OF RACING: In division 1, the first ten crews from the previous competition will hold their relative positions. All other crews will race in their allocated bands.

MASTERS' EVENTS: for each boat class (and for open and women's events separately), every masters age category in which at least two crews race will be eligible for a trophy. Any age category that contains only a single crew will compete for the 'headship on handicap' for the boat class - i.e. they will win if they beat, on handicapped time, ALL other masters crews in that class of boat.

JUNIOR EVENTS: the organisers reserve the right to amalgamate Junior categories as appropriate to form a race, or to move to an appropriate Senior event.

BEGINNER EVENTS: each individual competitor must have a PRI of 10 or less and no legacy status points.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES: in Nottingham & Union Rowing Club at 5 pm. Trophies will be awarded to all event winners (at least two crews have to race on the day to be eligible for a trophy). If you've won your event but would prefer not to wait until then, please contact registration to arrange earlier collection of trophies.

CONTACT: nottmtrenthead@gmail.com

Held under British Rowing Rules, British Rowing Rules of Racing and Row Safe