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Arrangements for Henley Sculls 2017:

There will be 2 divisions at 10:00 and 13:00 raced over 3000m. 

Headington have entered crews into both divisions 1 and 2 though girls will only race one of the two divisions. They will be told which devision they are racing tomorrow evening at training.

Please note that all girls must use school transport to get to the event unless she has permission from the Mr Demaine (as the Head of Rowing is absent this week) to meet us at the race venue. If your daughter is racing in Division 2 only and wishes to arrive later there is no school transport available, she will need to make her own way to the event and ensure that she is there by 10:00 at the latest. 

The purpose of these early events is to get the girls into good habits and routines for the season and for future races. With that in mind please do not help the girls with rigging or with carrying their boats.

The Draw:

  • START ORDER - though due to girls being withdrawn from this event, crew names may change. 

Transport:

The bus will depart at 6:30am at the latest. Please meet outside the school gate on Headley Way at 6:25am. Please note that there are boarders and girls who may be sleeping. YOU MUST NOT MAKE ANY NOISE outside the boarding house but rather wait outside the gate. Transport is available back from Evesham however, where possible, please can parents arrange transport back. No girls may depart the event until the trailers are fully loaded.

Itinerary: Saturday 4th November 2017

Please note that there are many girls racing and that it is their responsibility that they follow the coaches instructions and the timings below. Also, once the girls boat, they may have to wait on the water before you race so make sure that you have had a loo stop prior to racing and that you have suitable warm clothes to wear over your race kit.

All rowers and coxes must read the competitor instructions and inspect the course map 

06:30: Charlton bus departs from Headley Way.
07:30: Charlton bus arrives at Henley - begin rigging boats
08:00: Boats rigged for Div 1

Division 1: Those racing in Division 1 will need to meet at the trailer at 08:15. Dressed and ready for pre-race chat. You will then warm up and boat. There will be no time for anything else.

08:45: is the estimated earliest boating time for girls. Rowers note: you are responsible for ensuring that you have boated at the correct times, more information regarding timings will be released on the event website in due course. Crews that are late will not be allowed to race. Please note that marshalls may call crews earlier and you need to be ready for this to happen. 

09:30: In marshalling area (make sure you have warm kit as you may be there for a while).
10:00: Approximate start time for Div 1: it could be earlier so ensure that you row straight up to the start.

Once you have completed your race, you need to report any breakages or other equipment issues to your coach immediately.

All boats for Division 2 must be rigged by 11:00am

Division 2: Those racing in Division 2 will need to meet at the trailer at 11:00am to they can rig boats. Rigging to be completed by 12pm.

Dressed and ready for pre-race chat. You will then warm up and boat. There will be no time for anything else.

Marshals will instruct when boating should take place for Div 2. Rowers note: you are responsible for ensuring that you have boated at the correct slots, more information regarding timings will be released on the event website in due course. Crews that are late will not be allowed to race. I have instructed coaches that under no circumstances are they to chase you to get boated! 

11:30: In marshalling area (make sure you have warm kit as you may be there for a while).
13:00: Approximate start time for Div 2: it could be earlier so ensure that you row straight up to the start.

from 13:45 de-rig and load trailer. No girl may depart before the trailer is fully loaded.

Kit and Food

Please ensure that you have:

- Water bottles with electrolyte replacement fluid.

- Food.

- A good breakfast before you depart (eg: Poridge, toast and a banana).
- Make sure you have a meal for after your race, such as pasta, banana / fruit and nuts

- Kit: You will need a change of kit for after the race. Make sure you have enough warm kit for when you are sitting around even if it means you bring a blanket down.

Address and  Parking: White Hill, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2LP

From their website:

Parking: - please do plan to car share, we are very limited for space and really need your help with this and with minimising ground damage. There will be a £5 parking charge for all cars including those carrying boats. (Towing Vehicles and Minibuses exempted, please put boats on trailers where you can). 

Links to the following safety documents can be found on the event website:

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