Henley Masters Regatta

Hosted & Run by Upper Thames Rowing Club - www.utrc.org.uk
Updated - 13-07-2014
Henley Veteran Regatta medal Henley Masters Regatta
11th & 12th July 2014
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Henley Masters Regatta has been held on the week following Henley Royal Regatta since 1994. Hosted and run by Upper Thames Rowing Club (UTRC) the regatta has grown into an internationally recognised event for masters crews. Competitors come from all over the world to compete over 1000 metres on the famous Henley reach.

Henley Masters Regatta is kindly supported by the 'The Copas Partnership'; without them the Regatta would not be possible.


Please visit the website regularly for updates

Sat 28 June:.   We are very sorry to announce that HMR Event Secretary John McLaughlin died this morning after a six month illness.   John played a leading role in organising the regatta for the last five years. His contribution was considerable and he will be sorely missed.

The HMR committee wishes to pass on its condolences to John's wife Catherine and family. READ more about John and his funeral arrangement's


   Index

Entry Information (Entry Fees, Online Entries)

Event Programme (Order of Races)

Enquiries

General Information & for Overseas Crews

Course & Location

Circulation Pattern (pdf)

Henley Masters Regatta Safety Plan (pdf)

Henley Masters Regatta Risk Assessment (pdf)

Henley Masters Regatta Welfare Statement (pdf)

Additional requirements for boats using the river (pdf)

Masters Categories Offered

Timetable for Saturday's racing

Regatta Draw UPDATED (13th July)

Rules of the Regatta

Results UPDATED (13th July)

Past Results

Related Websites

Photo Gallery (Past) & Big Blade (2012)

   Entry Information, Entry Fees, Online Entries

The minimum age is 27 for competitors in line with FISA rules, except coxswains who may be under this age.

Henley
Masters Regatta is limited to a set number of races each day of the regatta. Once this number has been reached no more entries can be accepted.

To ensure your entry, we suggest that you enter as early as possible.

To give as many competitors as possible an opportunity to compete the following rules apply:

  • Entries will not be guaranteed until payment has been received.
  • Single scullers - each category will be restricted to the first 8 entries received.
  • No competitor except for coxes will be permitted to compete in more than two events. Coxes must ensure they have adequate time between races as no allowances for coxed doubling up will be made.
  • Heats and quarter finals will be rowed on Friday.
  • Semi-finals and finals rowed on Saturday, although it may be necessary to hold some semi-finals late on the Friday.
  • Note Events where entries exceed 4 will involve racing on the Friday.
  • Please ensure you check this website for changes to the draw.

Online Entries
On-line entries open from 1st May 2014 via web-site click here. English and Welsh clubs please complete an online British Rowing Online entry form (BROE). E-mailed entries will NOT be accepted.

Entries are now closed as the maximum number of races has been reached.

Any unpaid entries at the time of closing will not be entered into the draw.

Please note that the entry deadline will be strictly adhered to and no late entries will be accepted. 

Overseas & Scottish (SARA) crews contact British Rowing at sarah.leys@britishrowing.org and give the name of the club and details of the person making the entry. British Rowing will register your details enabling you to enter online through BROE.

Boat Registration
All boats must be registered with the Environment Agency (EA). Registration can be done via the following website http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/recreation/129937.aspx - Boat Registration River Thames.

Application Form - choose the £8.50 option on the form which will give you six days. Ensure the allowable six days covers the Regatta. The Masters Regatta takes no responsibility for unregistered boats. If you are borrowing or hiring boats then please check that your boat is registered. If you have any queries on Boat Registration please contact the EA direct on boatreg@environment-agency.gov.uk "

All crews (excluding Overseas Entries) MUST ensure that each crew member is a fully paid-up member of British Rowing or Scottish Rowing .

"The British Rowing membership insurance is only valid for UK residents who are resident in this country for more than six months in a year.  This must be stated in the notice provided to competitors as British Rowing is unable to determine whether or not a person is resident when they apply for membership with a UK address."

See the British Rowing website for details of how to register and renew membership online.

Entry Fees

Entry fees are kept at last years levels.

Eights £120 Fours & Quads £80
Pairs & Doubles £40 Singles £25

Payment
There will ONLY be online entries this year for Henley Masters Regatta. Payment can be made either online or by cheque. All cheques to be in GBP, made payable to Henley Masters Regatta.

Cheques must be received by 20th June and should be sent for the attention of:

James Lee
48 Upton Close
Henley-On-Thames
Oxon
RG9 1BU.

Cancellation Policy

The Henley Masters Regatta's policy on refunds is that should it be necessary to cancel the Regatta, we will refund part of the entry fees in a fair and transparent manner following a meeting of the Committee when sunk costs are known. The amount withheld would be to cover any unavoidable costs.

In the event of particular race event not being run and if the crew cannot be accommodated by mutual agreement in a similar event, we will refund the entry fee in full. 

   Age Categories

Henley Masters Regatta is open to all Masters age categories for both men and women. Your racing age is the age in years you attain during 2014
 

Category:

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

Age:

27

36

43

50

55

60

65

70

75

 
   Event Programme

Heats, semi-finals and finals will take place in the following order:

1

E

2x

9

B

2x

17

G

4x

25

D

8

33

F

8

41

G

4-

49

B

4+

2

D

1x

10

F

1x

18

D

2x

26

G

4+

34

G

2-

42

D

4-

50

F

4-

3

A

4x

11

C

4x

19

A

1x

27

F

2x

35

A

2x

43

A

8

51

C

8

4

E

2-

12

B

2-

20

E

4x

28

C

1x

36

E

1x

44

G

2x

52

G

8

5

D

4+

13

F

4+

21

D

2-

29

B

4x

37

D

4x

45

C

2x

6

A

4-

14

Mxd

C2x

22

A

4+

30

F

2-

38

A

2-

46

B

1x

7

E

8

15

C

4-

23

E

4-

31

C

4+

39

Mxd

D2x

47

F

4x

8

G

1x

16

B

8

24

H

1x

32

B

4-

40

E

4+

48

C

2-

Note: Category H & I events will be scheduled according to demand and other events by discussion.

The programme of events will be strictly adhered to. Any competitor who has entered more than one event and is then unable or unwilling to meet the regatta timetable may withdraw but will be liable for the entry fees for the events entered.

Racing will commence at 9.00am on Friday and 8.00am on Saturday. The last race each day is scheduled for 6:00pm

For the event timetable click here.

   Course & Location

Course

The Regatta takes place on a 1000m upstream course between Temple Island and Upper Thames Rowing Club on the same reach as the world famous Henley Royal Regatta.

The course:  Two lanes, boomed with stake boats with Temple Island in the background.

Circulation pattern can be viewed here in Acrobat file format Click to view in pdf format

Location

Nearest international airport to Henley on Thames is London Heathrow. Henley has a rail station with access from Paddington Station  in London. The large town of Reading is about eight miles (13 Kilometers) from Henley and has a mainline rail station with access to Paddington Station.

If driving, nearest postcode for your sat navs is RG9 3DB. Click here for Google Map of Car Park

This year all Regatta traffic should access Hillside Car Park via Remenham Church Lane  and Aston off the A4130, from Wednesday to sunday. Exit from hillside Car park will be from the lower gate opposite Upper Thames Rowing Club.

This will greatly help the flow of traffic to and away from the Regatta and will avoid potential clashes on the narrow roads leading to the Regatta. Access to the campsite is easier by this route.

   River Rules

For those new to this Regatta, please note the Berkshire bank of the river (Berks) is the side from which you will boat. The other bank is the Buckinghamshire bank (Bucks).

You must familiarise yourselves with the normal river rules which operate prior to the Regatta and outside of Regatta hours on Friday & Saturday.

Steerspersons / coxes must be especially careful below Temple Island (remember that during the regatta you must return to the normal (Berks) side of the river below Temple Island. During the racing timetable look out for the cross-over point.

Steerspersons / coxes should be aware that lone scullers from other clubs in Henley sometimes ignore the change over times for racing and normal operation. The best advice is to look around you often.

Crews are allowed on the water for practice on Friday morning but must be off the water by 8.30am and on Saturday by 7.30am. No practice is allowed during the racing timetable.

The Start is at a point about 100 metres upstream of Temple Island.

The Finish is about 3 metres below the floating pontoon in front of the UTRC boathouse.

Following racing on a launch
Following a race on a launch will be at the umpire / launch driver’s discretion. You may be able to get on a launch to follow a race – go to Temple Island where launches await their next race.

If you just want a general experience of any race then ask to get on a launch at The Start.

   Enquiries

If you have any enquiries regarding the Regatta, please contact one of the following people:

Entries
E-mail:
Tel :

+44 (0)7813 097794

James Lee
 
General Enquiries
E-mail:
Tel :
+ 44 (0)1189 479915
John Urry
Tel :
 
Overseas crews
E-mail:
Tel :
+44 (0)7805 456901
Anne Buckingham
 
Boat Hire
  • Ian Roots
E-mail: 
ian@maabc.com
 
  • Graham Lloyd

Tel :
E-mail:

+44 (0)208 568 3233
sales@empacher.co.uk
 
  • Dominic Vincent
 Tel :
Mobile:
E-mail:
Website:
Address:
+44 (0)1582 872338
+44 (0)7788 313400
dom@rowingcenter.com
www.rowingcenter.com
Rowing Center (UK) Ltd.
Unit 1, Hill Farm,
Byslips Road,
Studham,
Dunstable,
Bedfordshire
LU6 2ND

Information on accommodation in Henley:

Accommodation help is available from Anne Buckingham, also please contact Anne if you are offering accommodation.

Accommodation
E-mail:
Tel :
+44 (0)7805 456901
Anne Buckingham

Additional Information on accommodation in Henley: 

Henley Visitor Information Centre
Telephone: + 44 (0)1491 578034
email: vic@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk
www.henleytowncouncil.gov.uk
www.southernoxfordshire.com

   General Information Including Information for Overseas Competitors

Parking

The Masters Regatta trailer park in Hillside car park (above the main Regatta site) does not open until midday Wednesday and the landing stages are only constructed on Thursday morning. Hillside car park will close Sunday at 17:00 hours. Trailers can park free of charge.

As last year there will be a separate charge for parking but at a reduced rate for Competitors £10.00 per day reduced to £5.00 upon production of a reduced rate parking pass.

Each club will be provided with reduced-rate parking passes for Competitors in line with their entries. Please collect passes from the Registration marquee when registering and return to the parking area for a refund of £5.00. Refunds must be collected by 4pm on the same day.

The Regatta relies upon the 'The Venue' for use of its facilities and fields for parking and boating. These facilities include clean toilets and generally keeping the boating area secure, clean and litter free for Competitors and spectators.

'The Venue' need to ensure that the cost of providing these facilities at least breaks even and so they charge for parking. It is important for the Regatta to continue to make use of their facilities for without them and their continued support the Regatta would be quite different. It is also important that the Regatta covers its costs and makes a small profit so that it can continue to maintain its high standards and improve.

Overseas Crews may:

  • Rack boats at Upper Thames Rowing Club (UTRC) on Tuesday to Thursday evening. This is on a first come first served basis as space is limited.
  • Boat out of UTRC from Tuesday to Thursday evening. (Boats can be left on trestles on the grass in front of the car park or on the lawn in front of the clubhouse. They are the responsibility of the rowers not UTRC).
  • Park at the club until Thursday evening – please do not block any trailers / vans as they may be moved at any time.
  • BUT you must use Hillside car park during the Regatta. Hillside carpark gates will be left open for access, and you can leave boats on the racks in Remenham Riverside (Rememham Farm area) from midday Wednesday onwards if you prefer to base yourselves there rather than at UTRC.
  • Remember we need the UTRC car park on racing days for officials, support crews, safety crews and the medical team and ambulance.
  • Tea, coffee, etc are available at UTRC (donations gladly accepted).

Please Do not:

  • Boat out of UTRC on Sunday or Monday before the Regatta as the site is being cleared after Henley Royal Regatta (HRR). (Boating by arrangement at Henley RC, Reading, Wallingford or Marlow rowing clubs could be available but you will need to make your own arrangements).
  • Do not enter Hillside car park before midday Wednesday and do not interfere with ANY locked gates..
  • Deliver trailers to UTRC on Sunday or Monday (keep trailers in HRR car park or elsewhere.)
  • Park your trailer on UTRC lawns in front of the car park or near the down stream boat shed. Marquees are erected at UTRC on Thursday afternoon and access must be maintained.

If you are borrowing a boat that has been used at HRR, load the boat on to the UTRC trailer in the HRR car park – it will be taken to UTRC on Monday evening. You cannot leave boats in HRR tents overnight on Sunday or on Monday following HRR.

Camping
NO camping is allowed at UTRC and no competitors are allowed to stay overnight in the clubhouse – all camping MUST take place in the campsite behind Remenham Church. The campsite is operated by 'The Venue' and will open Wednesday to Sunday evening.

Details and booking forms can be found here - http://www.ticketline.co.uk/henley-masters-regatta#bio
To prebook camping please ring +44 (0)1628 499988 also please note that you can also pay on the day.

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Information on accommodation in Henley: 

Henley Visitor Information Centre
Telephone: + 44 (0)1491 578034
email: vic@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk
www.henleytowncouncil.gov.uk
www.southernoxfordshire.com

Changing:
Facilities for men & women will be found in the Regatta Field as well as limited facilities at UTRC Clubhouse.

Catering for 2014
This year there is limited catering in the Regatta enclosure. 'The Venue' will provide a mobile catering unit for refreshments. However, Competitors and spectators may wish to self-cater.

The Venue will provide picnic tables and seating . Waste bins will be available. The Regatta Committee asks that all waste is disposed of in the bins.

Refreshments are available in the UTRC Clubhouse at the Finish.

Gazebos for 2014
This year there will be a designated area for gazebos, on a first come first served basis.is

Trade Stands:
If you are interested in exhibiting at Henley Masters Regatta please contact regatta@copas.co.uk or call 01628 474 678 for further details and booking.

   Rules of the Regatta
  1. The regatta is affiliated to British Rowing and held under British Rowing rules.
  2. All competitors must comply with the British Rowing’s Row Safe Guidelines
  3. The Environment Agency (EA) requires all boats, including those from overseas, to clearly display their EA identification number on the sides of the boat.
  4. Crews must proceed to the Start and leave the course after racing in accordance with the circulation pattern (PDF). Crews crossing the course must not impede races in progress.
  5. The first named crew in each race will take the Berkshire station (towpath side)
  6. Crews must be attached to the stake boat 2 minutes, before the time of their race
  7. No practising will be allowed on the course from 30 minutes before the first race.  No practice starts will be allowed on the course during the Regatta.
  8. Winners - medals will be presented at the Presentation Raft as crews return from the finish of their final race.
  9. The order of events will be strictly adhered to for heats, semi-finals and finals.
  10. Heats and Quarter finals will normally take place on Friday and Semi Finals and Finals generally on Saturday.
  11. When the number of entries for the Regatta exceeds that which can be accommodated, the Organising Committee  may restrict entries by determining a cut-off date for the acceptance of entries.
  12. Crews or individuals  who are unable or unwilling to comply with the Programme of Racing may withdraw from an event but will forfeit the entry fee for that event.
  13. Where appropriate the Masters Handicap System may be used in accordance with the Operating Notes in the British Rowing Almanac.
  14. The Organising Committee may suspend any crew whom in their opinion cannot demonstrate competent watermanship or safe rowing technique.
  15. The decision of the Organising Committee on any aspect of the operation of the Regatta will be final.

FAILURE OF COMPETITORS TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES MAY LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION FROM AN EVENT OR FROM THE REGATTA

   Photos of Previous Regattas

These can be seen at:

   Results From Previous Years
   Related Websites

The traditional Marlow Regatta for Senior and Junior men's crews will take place in June over a 2000m course.

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