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Maidenhead Junior Regatta: Sunday 14th May 2023

Dear Parents and Athletes,

Maidenhead Junior Regatta is being run upstream on the River Thames at Maidenhead Rowing Club. Headington have entered crews in the J13 coxed quad events. One crew has also been entered into a J14 4x+. Please note the racing is taking place throughout the day so all girls should use school transport (see transport section below for timings and information) to get to the event or if you wish to drop your daughter off at the race venue please let Helen Leigh know by email ( so we know not to expect them on the bus. If dropping your daughter off please ensure she has liaised with her coach regarding when she should arrive at the venue for her race. Rower drop off and/or pick up is at Maidenhead Rowing Club (address below),

Location: The race site / drop off address is: Maidenhead Rowing Club

Bridge Boat House

River Road




The Draw: The draw and timetable can be found on the event website. The girl's crews will be confirmed early this week (if they have not been already) and all those who signed up via the google form before the deadline have been entered to race.

If your daughter is down to race but is in fact now unavailable please let me know as soon as possible. Similarly if your daughter is injured or ill and unable to compete please let me know as soon as possible.

Transport: Please meet outside the school gym at 6:30am. Please note that there are boarders and girls who may be sleeping during the morning departures. The ROWERS MUST NOT MAKE ANY NOISE while waiting outside the boarding house. Transport will be available back from Maidenhead to school for all rowers. If being collected by parents after racing; no girls may depart the event until the trailer has been fully loaded and/or they have been dismissed by their coach. Itinerary: Maidenhead Junior Regatta - Sunday 14th May 2023 Please note that there are many girls racing and that it is their responsibility that they follow the coaches instructions and the timings below. 06:30: Meet outside school gym 06:40: Bus departs from Headington. 07:30: Bus arrives at venue - begin rigging boats from 08:34: racing for HSOBC crews begins and continues throughout the day 17:02 and 17:06 Last possible J13 race (WJ13 4x+ final) 16:26: Last possible J12 race (WJ14 4x+ final) Boats will be derigged and loaded onto the trailer throughout the day as racing continues and they are no longer needed. No girl may depart before their boat and blades have been fully loaded onto the trailer and/or they have been dismissed by their coaches. 19:00: Approximate return time to Headington - the girls will be able to contact parents when we are departing Maidenhead)

Food and Drink The girls will need: - A Large reusable water bottle (1L) with electrolyte replacement fluid. - Food - appropriate for race day, if you are not sure what to bring please have the girls ask their coaches - A good breakfast before departing (eg: Porridge, toast and a banana). - A snack for after each set of races (if doing more than 1). If not sure what to bring; your daughter's coach can advise her. Clothing

The J13 girls will be required to race in a HSOBC lycra and white t-shirt, in the event of wet or cold weather the girls may wear HSOBC leggings and splash jackets.

Please ensure your child has enough warm and dry clothes to change into if the weather decides to not be in our favour.


The event organisers have produced a helpful spectators guide and direction for parking info sheet.

Please do not park on River Road, Ellington Road or Mill Lane.

There is excellent viewing of the racing on the grassy bank below the railway bridge downstream of the rowing club. There will be a HSOBC gazebo available to parents to put up and meeting location on the river bank.

Policies and Documents The following documents should be read/reviewed by all girls competing this weekend: - Competitor Instructions - Course Map and circulation plan Any other safety documentation including risk assessments, welfare policy for the event can be found on the event website. If there are any changes to the information provided above I will email them to parents with as much notice as possible.

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