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Marlow Town Regatta: Saturday 15th June 2019

Dear Parents,


Arrangements for Marlow Town Regatta - Saturday 15th June 2019


Draw:


The race schedule and draw and race schedule hve been posted on the Marlow Spring Regatta website.


Events Entered by HSOBC:


Wave 2: WJ15 4+

Wave 3: WJ15 4x+


The girls have been told their crews.


Transport:


The bus will depart at 9:10am at the latest. Please meet outside the school gym at 9am. Please note that there are boarders and girls who may be sleeping so please DO NOT MAKE ANY NOISE outside the boarding house. Transport is available back from Marlow at the end of the day for those who need it.


If your daughter is only racing in Wave 3 then she may travel to the venue with parents. If you are planning on doing this please let the Head of Rowing know by email and ensure that your daughter arrives no later than 2 hours before the start of their first race.


Itinerary: Marlow Town Regatta


Please note that it is the girls responsibility that they follow the coaches instructions and timings below. Please note that once you boat, you may have a wait on the water before you race so ensure you have had a loo stop prior to racing and have cold weather kit available if needed.


09:00: Meet outside the school gym

09:10: Bus departs

10:00: Arrive at Marlow

10:30-11:00: Rig boats

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12:21: First HSOBC race - WJ15 4+ heat

18:00: Last possible HSOBC race - WJ15 4x+ final


Specific race times have been published on the event website


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 all rowers have the following:

- Water bottle 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: Rowers 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. It may be cold so please come prepared!

- Sun screen and a hat


If you have any questions regarding race nutrition and hydration your daughter should speak with their coach.


Documents:


Please ensure that all girls racing have read the Competitors Instrucitons and inspected the course map and circulation pattern.


The safety and welfare plans as well as the event risk assessment can also be found on the regatta website.


Spectating:


Races can be viewed from the towpath on the Marlow bank of the river. No parents are to follow races by bicycle and we also ask that parents do not approach the trailer park and boat launching area.


Please do not be offended if a coach tells you to stop following a race or to move away from a prohibited area.


Please do not discuss race results with your daughter or any other rower while the regatta is ongoing, this is for the Headington coaches to do and comments from parents (however well meaning) can hinder subsequent performances.


Parking:


From the event website:


Car Parking The car park is off Lower Pound Lane and is organized by Marlow Town Regatta and Festival. The Satnav postcode is SL7 2AE.  When these are available, tickets may be purchased in advance on the MTRF website - this is strongly recommended as the car park is likely to be very busy. Prices for 2019 are £8.50 in advance or £10 on the day.


Address:


Higginson Park

Lower Pound Lane

Marlow

SL7 2AE

CONTACT US

SCHOOL ADDRESS

Headington School Oxford

London Road

Oxford

OX3 7TD

Reg Charity No. 309678 (1942)

BOATHOUSE ADDRESS

Headington School Oxford Boat Club

193 Godstow Road

Oxford

OX2 8PJ

EMAIL & TELEPHONE

Christopher Hermes

Head of Rowing

Email: chermes@headingtonschool.com

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 759100

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