Event Notice

Date And Location: The Caley Marina Winter Head incorporating the Scottish Student Rowing Head will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2024. Racing will be held over 4500m on the stretch of the Caledonian Canal between Dochgarroch to Torvean – see map.
This event will include the third round of the Scottish Schools Rowing Council Junior Head Series.

Events and Running Order: The full list of events can be found here.
Crews rowing in the Scottish Student Head (SSH) events (listed here) will be eligible to compete in both their own event and the linked Scottish Rowing event. They should complete the Student entry form and they will then be automatically entered in the corresponding Scottish Rowing event.
The events that are included in the Junior Head Series are listed here.

Rules: The event will be held in accordance with the Scottish Rowing Rules of Racing and our local rules.

Fees: Entry fees (which include the Scottish Rowing levy and Scottish Canals event charges) are £10 per seat for senior crews and £8.50 per seat for junior crews. There is no charge for coxes. Junior crews racing in senior events are charged at the junior crew rate.

Prizes: Medals will be awarded in all events which attract more than one entrant.

Entries and Payment: Entries close at 11pm on Wednesday 21st February. No late entries will be accepted.
Entries must be submitted by a single club representative by email to eights@invernessrowing.uk. Scottish Rowing entries should use the spreadsheet that can be downloaded here. Student entries should use this form.
All entry fees must be paid by bank transfer before 11pm on Sunday 25th February – bank details can be found in the entry spreadsheet. Information on how to generate an invoice (if needed) is included on the summary page of the entry form.

Substitutions and Refunds: All substitutions/scratches must be made online.  Details will be emailed to the club representative who submits your club’s entry.  This system will be open as soon as we publish the running order and will close 1 hour before the start of each division.
No refunds will be given after the running order is published.

Racing licences: Clubs are reminded of their responsibilty to ensure that all entrants have a valid racing licence at the time they submit their entries and should be aware that IRC may be required to provide this information to Scottish Rowing. Details on how to provide licence details are provided on the entry form.

Event Control Options: We expect that moving to this six division format will help to reduce congestion at the start so we intend to allow all crews to row the 4500m ‘long’ course. If entry numbers are significantly greater than expected and/or if weather forecasts indicate that it is prudent to make changes then we shall review options to reduce waiting times at the start.
Options that may be considered include:-
1. Using the 3750m ‘short’ course for J14, J15 and Novice events.
2. Running the event (or some categories in each division) in the reverse direction from the boathouse to Dochgarroch (crews would be marshalled in the straight below the swing bridge); and
3. Shortening the course for all competitiors(e.g. at the first bend or the using short course start).
These changes may result in a slight amendment to the start time of the divisions but there will be no change to the usual launching times, i.e. in any event all crews wanting to row in Division 1 must be available to launch from 09:15 on Saturday and 08:45 on Sunday.