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Dear Parents,

Please note that trailer loading is taking place for Blenheim on Friday 9th June 2017 at Godstow from 4pm to 6pm (this is in place of the normal gym session). There will be a bus departing as normal after school from Headley Way to take the girls down to the river. It is very important that your daughter attends trailer loading if she is racing on Saturday, it is not fair to expect other girls to do the work that should be shared by all those racing at the regatta.

Arrangements for Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta - Saturday 10th June 2017


The draw will be posted on the event website in the following days.


The bus will depart at 8:40am at the latest. Please meet outside the school gate on Headley Way at 8:30am. Please note that there are boarders and girls who may be sleeping. YOU MUST NOT MAKE ANY NOISE outside the boarding house but rather wait outside the gate.  All girls must use school transport on the way to the regatta, transport will be available back from Blenheim at the end of the days racing, if your daughter will need to use school transport at the end of the day please ensure that she lets her coach know this in the morning.

Itinerary: Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta

Please note that it is the girls responsibility that they follow the coaches instructions and the timings below.

08:30: Meet at Headley Way

08:40: Bus departs Headley Way

09:15: Arrive at Blenheim

09:30-10:30: Rig boats

11:15: First scheduled HSOBC race (WJ13 2x A Heat 1)

The final possible race involving Headington is scheduled at 17:15 (WJ12 2x Final)

De-rigging and trailer loading will take place throughout the day as and when boats are finnished being used (all girls who race during the day must help de-rig and load the trailer). No girl may depart before their boat, blades and riggers are loaded onto the trailer and their coach has given them permission to depart.

Kit and Food

Please ensure that you have:

- Water bottles with electrolyte replacement fluid.

- Food.

- A good breakfast before you depart (eg: Poridge, toast and a banana).
- Post Race: Make sure you have food for after each race; pasta, a banana / fruit, a cereal bar.

- Kit: You will need a change of kit for after your races. Make sure you have enough warm kit for when you are sitting around even if it means you bring a blanket down.

Sun screen and a hat


Please ensure that all girls racing have read the Instrucitons to Athletes document on the event website

The welfare policy and safety plan can also be found on the regatta website.


Directions and site access information can be found on the event website.

Please be aware that while the rowers have free access to the park and gardens for the regatta all spectators will need to purchase park and gardens tickets. The organisers suggest booking in advance.


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