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The Day of the FirstRow Challenge


Race Day will be Saturday 4th September 2010.
These timings are indicative and will be confirmed one week before the event.

9:15 - Registration and meet cox

9:45 - First Round

10:50 - Second Round

12:00 - Third Round

12:50 - Lunch Break

1:45 - Round Four

2:30 - Semi finals

3:30 - Final


4:00 - Prizegiving

The course

The course runs 350m along the Thames, starting just upstream of Higginson Park and finishing before the bridge at Marlow. Each crew will be involved in at least 2 races. Races will either be between two or three crews, depending on the draw. There is a staggered start (i.e. one boat starts a little ahead of the other to allow for the bend). Handicapping applies - 0 seconds for all men, 4 seconds for mixed, 8 seconds for all women.

Your cox will keep you on track throughout the day, and hopefully we will see you on the river for the finals!

Other events

There will be activities during the day to entertain you and your supporters in between the races. Last year the rowing machine competition was particularly popular - it is open to everyone, adults and children, and will be the opportunity for you and your friends to compete head-to-head. Refreshments will be available from our BBQ and the club bar - although you may not drink before rowing. However, if last year is anything to go by, the supporters usually make up for the crews.