Saturday 4th May 2024
2023 REGATTA – KEY DETAILS
Course: 1000 metres with the tide
Three-abreast racing when status and tide are suitable
Open • Women • Junior (J14 and above) • Masters (B and older)
All boat types (including octuples)
PRIZES: GLASS BOTTOMED PINT PEWTER TANKARDS
Free parking on site will be only for trailers, towing vehicles and minibuses. Other vehicles can be parked at a charge.
Events and Entries
Expected opening of entries is 12 noon on the 28th of March.
Entries close on Thursday 25th of April at 12 noon.
Draw and timetable published by Monday 29th of April.
For each boat type, senior entries (i.e. entries that are neither junior nor masters) may be split into two or more bands determined by the ranking indexes of the entries. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each such band.
Two adjacent Masters age classes may be combined to form an event. The handicapping system will be applied to any such combined events.
Any doubling up of boats must be notified.
No competitor or boat may enter more than two events.
£17 per seat. Crews withdrawing after the close of entries are still liable for the entry fee.
Pay through BROE2 or send cheque payable to Chiswick Regatta to the Entries Secretary:
15 Seychelle Court,
tel: 020 8658 0908 (home phone number – don’t use on regatta day)
Malcolm Cook, Entries Secretary
Mobile for contact on regatta day – 07502 755437
Procedure in case the regatta is over-subscribed
If the regatta is over-subscribed, your entry may be rejected. The basis on which this will be done will depend on the entries received but we may:
– reject entries in events with smaller numbers of entries, particularly where crews do not appear to be adequately matched as to enable competitive racing;
– reject entries from single scullers who are doubling up into accepted crew boats and entries from double sculls and pairs that are doubling up into accepted larger boats. This is in order to maximise the number of individual competitors able to race.
– (if we are heavily over-subscribed) limit the number of entries in each event from a single club, prioritising a club’s entries according to the crew letter input into BROE (i.e. A, B etc).
If we have difficulty in accommodating all requests for doubling up, we may reject crews in which there is doubling into more than one other event.
The draw, timetable, competitors’ instructions, course diagrams and safety plan for 2023 will be available in this section closer to the day of the regatta.
In the meantime the details for last year are still available below to give competitors new to the regatta an idea of proceedings.
Competitors new to the upper tidal Thames should watch the Port of London Authority video which may be found at http://www.boatingonthethames.co.uk.
Downloads for the 2023 Regatta
Parking on site will be free for trailers, towing vehicles, vehicles with boats on top and minibuses but only if their registration numbers have been notified in advance through this form. The parking is policed by our landlord’s ANPR cameras, so any vehicles whose numbers have not been notified will automatically incur a penalty charge from the car park operators.
Access to the site is no longer via Ibis Lane. Instead, you should drive through the gate on Hartington Road marked ‘River Gate’, which is about 50 metres from the junction with Great Chertsey Road (A316). That takes you into the car park.
Vehicles not entitled to free parking will be able to pay by phone to park in the car park. It’s £2 for 4 hours, with higher rates for longer periods. There is also some free parking in the local streets, but beware of the restriction outlined below. People coming to collect crew numbers or to have coxes weighed should note that there is no parking charge for vehicles that arrive and leave within 15 minutes.
As last year, non-local vehicles are not allowed to go northwards over the mini-roundabout at the junction of Hartington Road and Cavendish Road (arrowed on the map here). Driving southwards over the mini-roundabout is allowed. Furthermore, access to Staveley Road and Burlington Lane from the A316 is restricted. Thus if you want to park in Cavendish Road or the roads leading off it you must go northwards up the A316 to the Hogarth Roundabout, west along the A4, left into Sutton Court Road and then via Grove Park Bridge and Grove Park Road. Don’t park in Ibis Lane, which is a private road.
Please ensure that all your crews are aware of the parking arrangements.
We will be serving food and drinks to spectators and competitors throughout the day.