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Dear Parents and Athletes,

Arrangements for Isis Sculls:

Isis Sculls is run upstream on the Oxford stretch of the River Thames over four divisions of racing: Headington have entered crews into divisions 1, 2 and 3. Please note that girls racing in dvision 1 will be required to row their boat from Godstow to the Isis and those in division 3 will row their boats back to Godstow, if dropping your daughter off for division 2 or 3 please ensure that she is there by 10:30am at the latest for division 2 and 1pm for division 2. 

Headington is boating from the Christchurch College boathouse on boat house island, there is no access for parents to the boathouse or the surrounding yard. If you are dropping your daughter off please do so outside the Head of the River pub (OX1 4LB) where the access gate to the boathouses is.

The Draw:

There is currently no draw on the event website but this should be published soon

All of the Headington entries are single sculls and the girls will be told which division they are racing in over the course of the week preceedng the event.

Transport:

There will be a minibus from school at 6:40am for boarders and those division 1 rowers needing a lift to Godstow from school. There is no school tranport to the Isis for Division 2 and 3 rowers, please take your daughter to the Head of the river pub (OX1 4LB) for their race where they can walk down to the Christchurch boathouse on boathouse island.

If you are unable to drop your daughter off or arrange a lift please ask your daughter to speak with her coach and let me know and we will aim to arrange a transport plan for her.

Itinerary: Isis Sculls - Saturday 15th September 2018

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 you boat, you 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 warm rowing kit.

Division 1 

07:00: Division 1 rowers meet at Godstow

07:30: Depart Godstow 

09:00: Arrive at Christchurch College Boathouse

09:15: Estimated boating time for girls. Rowers note: you are responsible for ensuring that you have boated at the correct times, ensure you have inspected the draw and mkae note of your boating time. Crews that are late may not be allowed to race. I have instructed coaches that under no circumstances are they to chase you to get boated!

09:30: In marshalling area (make sure you have warm kit as you may be there for a while).

10:00: Approximate start time - 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.

From 10:30 division 1 rower pick up from the Head of the River - OX1 4LB

Division 2

10:30: Arrive at Christchurch College Boathouse

11:30: Estimated boating time for girls. Rowers note: you are responsible for ensuring that you have boated at the correct times, ensure you have inspected the draw and mkae note of your boating time. Crews that are late may not be allowed to race. I have instructed coaches that under no circumstances are they to chase you to get boated!

from 11:45: In marshalling area (make sure you have warm kit as you may be there for a while).

12:15: Approximate start time - 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.

From 12:45 division 2 rower pick up from the Head of the River. - OX1 4LB

Division 3

13:00: Arrive at Christchurch College Boathouse, drop off at Head of the River - OX1 4LB

13:45: Estimated boating time for girls. Rowers note: you are responsible for ensuring that you have boated at the correct times, ensure you have inspected the draw and mkae note of your boating time. Crews that are late may not be allowed to race. I have instructed coaches that under no circumstances are they to chase you to get boated!

from 14:00: In marshalling area (make sure you have warm kit as you may be there for a while).

14:30: Approximate start time - 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.

From 15:00 division 1 athletes will row back to Godstow

16:30: Arrive back at Godstow and parent pick up.

Kit and Food

Please ensure that you have:

- Water bottles with electrolyte replacement fluid.

- Food - appropriate for race day, if you are not sure what to bring please ask your coaches

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

- Kit: It will be cold and possibly wet so you will need a change of kit for after your race race. Make sure you have enough warm and waterproof kit for when you are sitting around even if it means you bring a blanket down. Coxes and athletes will not be allowed to boat if they are not properly attired for the weather conditions.

For those rowing to or from the Isis, there will be space in the launch for a small kit bag

Spectating

Headington are boating from the Christchurch College Boathouse on boathouse island on the Isis (river Thames in Oxford, below the Head of the River pub), there is no parking on the boathouse site and access to the boathouse is for athletes and coaches only but the towpath which runs along the Thames opposite the college boathouses is ideal for watching the girls race.