The Committee of Henley Women’s Regatta has undertaken a review of the regatta  competition structure  ‘to provide a pathway for girls and women from junior to international level so they can excel in their rowing careers’. The new structure takes into consideration the Competition Review to be introduced fully from April 2018.

Entries

i) The Committee will examine the withdrawal/substitution of any crew/oarswoman after the close of entries or during the regatta and reserves the right to exclude the club/oarswoman from all other events at the regatta or in the future.

ii) Any competitor withdrawing from an event will only be allowed to substitute into another event with the permission of the Chairman of the Race Committee.

iii) The rules referring to oarswomen do not include coxes, other than doubling up.

 

Semi FInals and Finals

All semi finals and finals will be raced on Sunday 24th June

Championship Events

  • Open to members of any eligible club
  • Composite crews allowed
  • Doubling up is not allowed
  • Coxes shall be born before 1st September 2004
  • Oarswomen must have been born before 1st September 2001 i.e. be at least J17
  • American Div 1 crews are expected to enter these events

The Ron Needs Cup – for Eights

Competitors in this event will be guaranteed 2 races.  If the entry is greater than 6 one of these may be a Time Trial.

The Avril Vellacott Cup – For Coxless Fours

Competitors in this event will be guaranteed 2 races.  If the entry is greater than 6 one of these may be a Time Trial.

The Redgrave Vase – For Coxless Pairs

The Borne Cup – 4x – For Quadruple Sculls

The W. Peer Cup – 2x – For Double Sculls

The George Innes Cup – 1x – For Single Sculls

Championship Lightweight Events

  • Open to members of any eligible club
  • Composite crews allowed
  • Doubling up is not allowed
  • Coxes shall be born before 1st September 2004
  • No Juniors allowed
  • American Div 1 crews are expected to enter these events
  • The crew average must not exceed 57kgs, and no competitor may exceed 59kgs

The Haslam Trophy – For Double Sculls

The  Parkside Trophy – For Coxless pairs

The Godfrey Rowsports Trophy – For Single Sculls

Aspirational Events

  • Open to members of any eligible club
  • Composite crews allowed
  • Coxes shall be born before 1st September 2004
  • Oarswomen must have been born before 1st September 2001 i.e. be at least J17
  • No doubling up is allowed
  • American Division 1 crews are expected to enter the Championship events
  • All overseas crews are required to submit a rowing CV (Reference General Rule 3.4 – submission of rowing CV/resume.) to be considered for these events

No crew may contain any member who has competed in:-

  • Olympic Games (except developing nations)
  • Paralympic Games
  • World Championship
  • World Cup
  • World University Rowing Championships (FISU)
  • World U23 Regatta
  • Commonwealth Regatta
  • European Championships

No crew may contain any oarswoman who has, since 2013 inclusive:-

  • Won Gold at the Senior British Championships (or the equivalent in any country) in Open, Open Lightweight, Open University or Open Under 23
  • Won a medal at the European U23 Championship
  • Won a medal at the Junior World Championships
  • Won a Senior or Elite event at HWR
  • Won a BUCS Championship Gold medal at a BUCS regatta
  • Raced in any senior event at Henley Royal Regatta in either discipline
  • Won a Junior event at Henley Royal Regatta
  • Been invited to the GB Rowing Team Senior and U23 trial (or equivalent in any other country)
  • Been awarded an Oxbridge Blue 

The Invesco Perpetual Challenge Cup and The Lester Trophy for Club crews

  • No crew shall contain any oarswoman who is a registered internal student of an academic institution or school and who has raced in an open regatta (not Head race) including BUCS in the current season (i.e. 1st September 2017 – 22nd June 2018) for that club.

The Colgan Foundation Cup and The Cathy Cruickshank Trophy for Academic crews

  • Competitors shall be a registered internal student of the university, school or college for the whole of the academic year 2017/18

The Colgan Foundation Cup – For Academic Eights

The Invesco Perpetual Challenge Cup – For Club Eights

The Cathy Cruickshank Trophy – For Academic Coxless Fours

The Lester Trophy – For Club Coxless Fours

The Chairman’s Trophy – For Quadruple Sculls

The Rosie Mayglothling Trophy – For Double Sculls

The Bernard Churcher Trophy – Single Sculls

The Fiona Dennis Trophy – For Lightweight Single Sculls –  No competitor may exceed 59kgs. Juniors are not allowed to enter this event.

Development Event

This event is intended for those who have only been in the sport for approximately 3 years i.e. at the start of their rowing careers.

  • Open to members of any one club affiliated to the British Rowing, Scottish Rowing, Welsh Rowing or Rowing Ireland.
  • Crews from Scottish Rowing, Welsh Rowing or Rowing Ireland are required to submit a Rowing CV in order to enter this event. (Reference General Rule 3.4 – submission of rowing CV/resume.)
  • Composite crews are not allowed
  • No doubling up is allowed
  • Crews may contain a maximum of 2 Juniors
  • Oarswomen must have been born before 1st September 2002 i.e. be at least J16
  • Coxes shall be born before 1st September 2004
  • Overseas crews may not enter this event

No crew shall contain any oarswoman, who has taken part, in any international regatta

  • Olympic Games
  • Paralympic Games
  • World Championship
  • World Cup
  • World University Rowing Championships (FISU)
  • World U23 Regatta
  • Commonwealth Regatta
  • Junior World Championships
  • European Championships
  • Youth Olympics
  • GB France Match
  • Coupe de la Jeunesse in either discipline
  • European Rowing U23 Championships
  • European Rowing Junior Championships

In  addition no crew may contain any oarswoman who has

  • Previously won any event at HWR
  • Competed in any Championship event at a BUCS regatta
  • Won a medal in either a Senior, Under23 , Under 20 or J18 event at  British Rowing Championships (or the equivalent in any country) in either discipline, irrespective of number of crews raced
  • Raced in any event at a Home Countries regatta in either discipline
  • Raced in any event at Henley Royal Regatta in either discipline
  • Won a medal at National Schools Regatta in a Championship event
  • Been invited to GB  assessment (ie not first open assessment)
  • Been awarded an Oxbridge Blue at any time

The Frank V Harry Cup – For Coxed Fours

Junior Events

  • Open to members of any eligible club or academic institution
  • Composite crews allowed. Composite crews which include final trialists for the Junior team or similar will be expected to enter Aspirational
  • No doubling up is allowed
  • Oarswomen and coxes must not have attained 18 years of age before 1st September 2017. Only Oarswomen born between 1st September 1999 and 31st August 2002 i.e. J or J16 are eligible
  • Coxes shall be born before 1st September 2004

The Peabody Cup – For Junior Eights

The Groton School Challenge Cup – For Junior Coxed Fours

The Bea Langridge Trophy – For Junior Quadruple Scull

The Rayner Cup – For Junior Double Scull

The Di Ellis Trophy – For Junior Single Scull

J16 Events

  • Open to members of any eligible club or academic institution
  • Composite crews allowed
  • Oarswomen shall be born between 1st September 2001 and 31st August 2003 i.e. are J15 or J16
  • The event is not intended for whole crews made up of J15 oarswomen i.e. born between 1st September 2002 and 31st August 2003
  • No doubling up is allowed
  • Coxes shall be born between 1st September 2004 and 31st August 1999. i.e. J14 and above

The Nina Padwick Trophy – For J16 Quadruple Sculls

The West End Amateur Rowing Association Trophy – For J16 Coxed Fours

Para-Rowing Single Sculls Event

Open to members of any eligible club or academic institution. Where the entry is greater than 4 the first round may be run as a time trial on Friday 22nd June.

The Grosvenor Cup -For Para-Rowing Single Sculls

Seeding

  • All events may be seeded. Any event during the current year may be used for seeding purposes.
  • The Regatta reserves the right to “seed” crews in each event based on their performance in 2018