Competitors

Will I need a competitor’s badge to get me onto the Regatta site without paying?

Yes. Competitors’ badges will be given out at Registration. You may obtain access to the site in order to collect your badges, but thereafter you must have with you your Competitor’s badges at all times.

Where should I park my trailer?

Trailers should be parked in the trailer park near the boating area. If approaching from the A6011, bear right where Adbolton Lane forks, then take the first left. Signs will be in place to direct you to the appropriate gate. The gate is opened at 06:30 and is closed at 22:00 each day.

Where can I store my boat?

Boats should be stored on your trailer or on the racks in the Boating Area. Please remember to tie down your boat to prevent it from being blown off the racks. Certain racks are reserved for medal winners, adaptive athletes or certain boat types. These will be clearly marked up and should only be used by those boats indicated.

Do I need my British Rowing racing licence?

Yes, you must bring this with you to the Regatta.

Do I need my Scottish Rowing / Welsh Rowing racing licence?

Yes, you must bring this with you to the Regatta

How do Scottish Rowing points fit in with British rowing points?

The British Rowing Championships is held under British Rowing Rules of Racing so points will be added to English, Welsh and Scottish Licences according to these rules.Additional information for the Senior Championships:Please note that from April 2011, according to Rule 4.1.2, two points will be awarded for a senior win in a qualifying event in which at least 9 crews start. A winning Scottish novice competitor will lose his or her novice status and will gain a further point if he or she wins a senior event in a qualifying event in which at least 9 crews start.

What should I do with my racing licence?

Keep it with you at all times and produce it to an official if asked.

What do I do if I have lost my racing licence?

Try to get a replacement before you come to the Championships and if this is not possible, bring recognisable photo ID.

When will the draw be published?

A provisional draw will be on the website by 22:00 on Thursday, 14th July 2016 and a link to this will be emailed to crews' submitting administrators on the same day. This will be subject to change, and if necessary an updated version will be published.  You should check the notice boards and/or website each day during the Championships for any further updates.

What should I do about clashes/doubling on the race timetable?

These should be notified to us when you make your entry. If, once the race timetable is published, you feel there is still a potential problem then please contact us via email (juniorentries [at] britchamps.org or seniorentries [at] britchamps.org) and we will try to assist.

What happens to the timetable if racing is postponed/cancelled/abandoned?

If racing is postponed we will announce the plans to recommence racing as soon as is practicably possible. In the event of abandonment or cancellation we may have to determine medal positions from either time trial or heat results, so it is key that you race every race as fast as you can.

What time does racing finish?

The race timetable will be published on this website and on the notice boards outside the Registration Office and the Finish Tower. You should check these for updates regularly as the Championships proceeds.

May I boat from the pontoon by the new boathouses next to the Centre Building?

Junior Championships (July):
Crews must not use the rafts in front of the new boat houses.

Senior Championships (October):
Only para-rowing crews should use the rafts in front of the new boat houses for practice sessions.
All other crews should go afloat to race or practise using the outward rafts in the main boating area. Crews may use the Country Park raft with care: this raft is for embarkation only. The rafts on the southern shore of the course towards the finish tower are not for the general use of competitors.
 

May I warm up before my race?

During side-by-side racing, crews may warm up in lane 7 as they proceed to the start but must not do racing starts or bursts at high speed when close to other crews or when a race is going past.  Crews may also warm up in lanes 4 & 5 between the 1500m and 750m markers by carefully turning into lane 4 or 5 at the 1500m marker and then warming up in the racing direction only before turning back into lane 7 at the 750m marker.  When warming up in lane 4 or 5, crews must keep well clear of any races.  During warm-up, crews must be vigilant of racing crews and must stop their boat well in advance of an approaching race so that their wash does not affect the approaching race.
Crews racing in time trials may not warm up on the water.  Instead, consider warming up on land.

May I cool down after my race?

During side-by-side racing, crews may cool down by carefully turning into lane 7 after their race, and then turning into lane 4 or 5 at the 500m marker only. Crews must travel in the racing direction only in lanes 4 & 5 and must take care not to impede any races on the course, or to cross the Finish Line alongside a race.

Crews racing in time trials may not cool down on the water.  Instead, consider cooling down on land.

How do I get told if racing is cancelled due to bad weather?

Announcements will be made during the event via the PA system and notices will be posted outside Registration, near the Finish Tower, on the scoreboard and on the website. In the unlikely event that cancellation occurs prior to competition commencing then announcements will be posted on the website and every effort will be made to contact entrants via the email address submitted with the entry.

What do we do if we have equipment failure?

Competitors are responsible for their own equipment, and should check it well before they go afloat to race. We cannot guarantee to hold your race if you are not ready in time. If you discover a problem before your race then inform the nearest official as soon as possible and they will pass on the information to the race controller so that any race alterations judged to be necessary can be made. Equipment failure during a race is subject to the British Rowing Rules of Racing: crews abide by their own accidents unless caused by an outside agency.

How do I make a complaint?

Protests are covered by British Rowing Rule of Racing 2-7-2. “A competitor or crew may make an immediate protest at the end of a race against the umpire’s decision, or potential decision. Ideally ... a protest should be signalled to the Race Umpire, by the raising of hands as soon as the crew has passed the Finish.” A protest may be made by an official club representative on their behalf. This should be made in writing at the Registration Office and will be dealt with by the Chairman of the Race Committee or his representative.General comments or complaints about the overall running of the Championships should be made to the Registration Office.

What should I do if I finish in one of the medal positions?

Junior Championships (July):
When you come off the water you will be notified that you are a medallist and be given instructions on what to do with your boat and a time to attend the Victory Ceremony.

Senior Championships (October):
TBC

What should I do with my boat when I collect my medal?

Junior Championships (July):
A section of boat racking will be made available for medallists near the disembarkation pontoons. Once you have attended your Victory Ceremony, please remove your boat from this area.

Senior Championships (October):
TBC

 

What should I do if I finish in one of the medal positions and have another race soon after?

Please talk to the officials at the disembarkation pontoon: they will agree a medal presentation time with you.

Where do the medal presentations take place?

Junior Championships (July):
Winners’ medals and plaques are presented by dignitaries in a marked area near the Finish Tower. Official photographs are available for purchase.

Senior Championships (October):
Winners’ medals and plaques are presented by a senior representative of the Championships or of British Rowing in a special area near the Finish Tower.  This will take place after the last race of each day.  

When and where can I practise during the Regatta?

Junior Championships (July):
On the Lake: The lake will open at 07:00 and close at 20:00 on Saturday and Sunday. The lake must be clear 30 minutes before racing is due to start and will not reopen for practice until 15 minutes after the last race of the day has finished if time permits. Last boating is 15 minutes before the lake closes.  On the Friday the lake is open for training from 15 minutes after the last race until 20:00.  These times are subject to the weather conditions and the light conditions as the lake must close at dusk.

Senior Championships (October):
On the Lake: The lake will open at 07:45 and close at 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday. The lake must be clear 30 minutes before racing is due to start and will not reopen for practice until 15 minutes after the last race of the day has finished if time permits. Last boating is 15 minutes before the lake closes.  On the Friday the lake is open from 10am to 6pm.  These times are subject to the light conditions as the lake must close at dusk (sunset expected 18:00).

May I practise on the River?

Crews training on the River Trent do so entirely at their own risk and must make their own safety arrangements. They must ensure their boat is licensed to be on the River and they must read the circulation pattern for the River Trent.