[CUCBC Contacts] Champs Eights Head - Sunday 20th May 2018

Jen Bromley jenbromley at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 21:02:33 BST 2018

Champion of the Thames RC will be running Champs Eights Head on Sunday 20th
May 2018. Divisions are at 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00 with racing from a
standing start over a 1450m course upstream from the Plough to the site of
the former Penny Ferry pub.

Entries are accepted in the following categories:

College Mens 8s:        Mays Divisions M1, 2, 3, 4, 5 + GoR

College Womens 8s:   Mays Divisions W1, 2, 3, 4 + GoR

CRA 8s*:                    Championship, Club A, Club B, Novice, Masters,

College crews, please note that your category is the division in which your
boat will start in this year’s May bumps (e.g. Trinity Hall women’s first
boat will race in the W2 category).

CRA crews, event categories are defined as per criteria set out in CRA
winter league races (see note below for full details).

As usual we will be awarding tankards to category winners (if collected at
the prize giving these come with a complimentary fill of Milton Brewery
beer). The fastest crews will also be awarded the John Stewart (Men’s) or
Helen Patterson (Women’s) Trophy. Additionally we will have tankards for
Champion Coxes awarded based on lines taken around Ditton corner, and crew
awards for the best start as judged plus the opportunity to take home a
Magnum of Champagne for the fastest crew that breaks the current course

The prize giving will be held at City of Cambridge boat house from
approximately 16:30 on race day.

Entries will be accepted by online entry via our website:

Entries are now open and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 16th May.

£8/seat (£64/crew) if payment received on or before Wednesday 16th May

£9/seat (£72/crew) for payments received from Thursday 17th May until the
morning of the race.

Any queries, please contact the event organiser Jen Bromley:
events.secretary at championrowing.org.uk

*CRA categories are defined as follows (following the same category status
as CRA Winter League):

   - *Championship - highest category: aimed at crews who will be racing
   off-cam at National events this season. (See notes below)*
   - *Club A - average more than 2 BR or CRA event wins in last 24 months
   (head race or regatta) who are below Championship level.*
   - *Club B - average less than 2 BR or CRA event wins in last 24 months
   (head race or regatta) on or off cam*
   - *Novice - Maximum of 2 members of the crew have won a BR or CRA event
   (head race or regatta) before 1st January 2018.*


   - *A crew may always enter a higher category than that for which they
   are qualified*
   - *The status of a crew is as at close of entries (5PM ON WED 16 MAY
   2018). If your category changes between making the entry and close of
   entries, please advise the entries secretary*
   - *No substitutions that will take the crew into a higher category are
   allowed without the crew changing status or racing Time OnlyShould any
   category have more than 8 entries the organiser reserves the right to
   expand the categories (e.g Club A, Club B, Club C or Novice and Beginner).*
   - *Should a category have 2 or fewer entries the organiser reserves the
   right to combine categories to create meaningful competition.*
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