2018 Rowing Calendar

Page created 29 Sep 2015, last updated 16 Nov 2018.
The information here is unofficial. If, for the event you are looking at, there are no links here to the 2018 information, it may perhaps be worth trying last year's link (if there is one) from the 2017 calendar.  See also the British Rowing calendar


6-7 Jan    GB para-rowing trials - Caversham
13-14 Jan  GB para-rowing trials - Caversham
14    Jan  Star Club New Year Head
20    Jan  Weybridge Winter Head [start order; results]
           Northampton Head of the Nene [start order]
21    Jan  Boston Head [div 1 results; div 2 cancelled because of bad weather]
           OUWBC trial eights [crew announcement & result]
           CRA Winter League race 1 [results]
           United Hospitals Winter Regatta
27    Jan  Quintin Eights Head 11:30 [start order; final results Updated again]
           Cambridge Head to Head [results] 
           Tyne United New Year Head  
           Glasgow University Western Head
28    Jan  Thames Valley Trial Head [not to be held, because of January weather; possibly an alternative in October] 
           Stourport Winter Head [cancelled because of rising river levels]
           Cardiff Head of the Taff [not this year, because of construction works]
           Strathclyde University BC Head [course shortened]
3     Feb  Peterborough Head of the Nene [start order; results now available]
           Wycliffe Big Head [start order; results as available]
           Durham SBH [start order now available]
           Hampton Head [alphabetical list of entries; start order; results will be available at myracetime.co.uk (by category & overall)]
4     Feb  Head of the Severn
           South of England Indoor Rowing Championships - Abingdon
           UL v OUWBC [report]
10    Feb  South Yorkshire Head [cancelled because of river level & weather forecast]
           Plymouth Head Race
           GB Senior & U23 trials - Boston [results now available, + report]
           Northern Region JIRR trials - Cambois
           Boustead Cup - TRC v LRC
10-11 Feb  Inverness 8s & Scottish Students Heads
11    Feb  Bedford Eights & Fours Head [results]
           Warrington Head of the Mersey
           Dewar Shield - AK v Furnivall v Sons
17    Feb  Henley 4s & 8s Head [draw now available, & results]
           Molesey Veterans Head [start order; results] 
           Worcester Head [changed url; draw & results now available; now back to full length course]
           Tyne Head [results now available] 
           Aberdeen 8s Head
           Pre Boat Race fixtures - UL v CUWBC 13:10 [report]
17-18 Feb  GB Junior trials - Boston
18    Feb  Greenwich 8s & 4s Head
           City of Bristol Head [not this year?]
           CRA Winter League race 2 [results]
           Pre Boat Race fixtures - CUWBC v Westminster Sch 13:45; UL v CUBC 14:15 [report]
24    Feb  Burway Head [cancelled due to lack of entries]   
           Avon County Spring Head [start order]
           Norwich Head [provisional draw]
           Trafford Head of Bridgewater [provisional draw; results]
           Pre Boat Race fixtures - OUWBC v Oxford Brookes 16:00 [report]; OUBC v Oxford Brookes 16:45 [report]    
24-25 Feb  BUCS Championship & Beginner Heads [start order now available; watch for information regarding conditions;
            results when available; live results; division 2 shortened]
25    Feb  Hammersmith Head 11:00 [provisional draw; abandoned before the start because of conditions]
           Head of the Trent, Nottingham [start order & resultsnow available]

Note that the English Indoor Rowing Championships which normally takes place in February will not take place in 2018 because of the unavailability of the venue.
27 Feb - 
    3 MAR Cambridge University Lent Bumps [results & live commentary from CamFM, & results from 1st & 3rd;
            Wednesday M3/W1/M1 racing cancelled because of snow & ice on the towpath; Thursday cancelled; racing resumed on Friday but not W3 or M3;
            multi-year charts: men/ women]
28 Feb -
    3 Mar Oxford University Torpids [results from Anu Dudhia;
            Thursday & Friday racing has been cancelled due to the cold and the changeable conditions]    

3     Mar  Reading University Head [cancelled for safety reasons, based on weather forecast and a sunk boat in mid-river near RRC]
           Runcorn Spring 8s [cancelled because of extreme conditions and forecast]
           Adur Head [new url]
           Pre Boat Race fixtures - UL v OUBC 13:30
3-4 Mar    GB para-rowing trials - Caversham
4     Mar  Maidstone Spring Head [cancelled because of weather]
           Gloucester Head [cancelled due to the inclement weather]
           Yorkshire Head (moved from 11th) [provisional start order now available; cancelled because of condditions]
           West Midlands Junior Championships (including JIRR trials) - Stourport this year [final draw; cancelled because of forecast weather; postponed to 24 March & moved to Worcester]
           Eastern Region JIRR trials [cancelled because of forecast weather]
           Thames South East JIRR trials [cancelled; weekend of Mar 17/18 could be plan B, probably 18 Mar at Maidstone, now 17th at Docks; plan C Mar 25 at Maidstone]
           North West JIRR trials - Northwich [results
           Christchurch Head of the Stour [cancelled because of weather forecast; had hoped to reschedule on another date but unable to do so]
           United Hospitals Head
           Pre Boat Race fixtures - OUWBC v MBC 13:45; CUBC v Oxford Brookes 14:30    
Fri 9 Mar  National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships - Lee Valley Athletics Centre [provisional results]
Sat 10 Mar WOMEN'S EIGHTS HEAD (09:45, start now delayed to 10:30) [Updated final start order; results
            live results (including crew composition & CRI Max figures)-details available for geeks; another url for live times]
Sun 11 Mar HEAD OF THE RIVER (10:45) [start order was available and has now been Updated; note no SWR trains to Barnes Bridge, Chiswick, or Kew Bridge;
            results; intermediate times (though a few missing); video]
Mon 12 Mar Schools' Head 13:00 [start order; live results; results: by event & overall]
Tue 13 Mar Oarsport Junior Sculling Head [Updated start order; results] 
17    Mar  Kingston Head [keep an eye on conditions; start order v1 now available; cancelled because of river conditions & weather forecast]
           North of England Head [provisional start order now available; cancelled because of fierce stream, strong winds, and cold temperatures]
           Alton Spring Head [probably not in 2018]
           CRA Winter League race 3 [check regarding junior competitors because of the conditions; final results]
           Thames Upriver JIRR trials [cancelled because of adverse weather]
           Thames South East JIRR trials [postponed from 4 Mar, now at Docks; postponed again because of forecast weather conditions, now 25 Mar at Maidstone]
           Boat Race of the North - Newcastle U v Durham U - on the Tyne - Redheugh Bridge to Millennium Bridge - 14:30 [cancelled due to concerns over transporting boats;
            now to be held Sat 9 Jun at Durham]
           Aberdeen Boat Race - Aberdeen U v Robert Gordon U - 13:30
           TayForth - Dundee Univ v Stirling Univ - at Dundee [cancelled because of forecast conditions] 
18    Mar  Cambridge Champs Junior Sculling Head (& postponed Eastern region trials for JIRR) [cancelled because of forecast conditions]
           Lincoln Head [cancelled because of weather conditions; rescheduled for April 15th but then cancelled]
           BTC Spring Head [cancelled because of forecast weather]
           Henley Boat Races [moved to Dorney, but no parking available there; revised schedule now available; streamed live; reports]
           Birmingham City University v Aston University - Edgbaston reservoir 12 noon [postponed to Wednesday 21st]
           Thames London JIRR trials - Hampton
Wed 21 Mar Birmingham City University v Aston University - Edgbaston reservoir 14:00 [postponed from 18th; results]
           UBR Women's Spare Pairs Race 15:30
Fri 23 Mar University Boat Race rehearsal 14:30; Veterans' Boat Race - Putney to Furnival [programme, & reports: from RQ and from HTBS]
24    Mar  University Boat Races Women's Boat Race 16:31, Blondie v Osiris 16:46, Goldie v Isis 17:01, Men's Boat Race 17:31 [announcement of umpires;
            crew announcements & from BR; late change to OUBC crew; reserve crew announcements;
            race reports: Women/ Women reserves/ Men reserves/ Men, + men's report from HTBS]
           Ponteland Junior Head  
           Clydesdale Head [cancelled because of circumstances beyond the club's control]     
           West Midlands Junior Championships (including JIRR trials) - Stourport this year [postponed from 4 March and moved from Stourport to Worcester]
24-27 Mar  GB Junior trials - NWSC
25    Mar  Vesta Veterans Head 10:30 (remember BST) [also accepted non-Masters entries; draw now available;
            live results apparently didn't work, but Updated results (now with Hammersmith splits)]
           Thames South East JIRR trials [postponed from 4 Mar & 17 Mar, now back to Maidstone]
31    Mar  Clyde ARC Power Sprint [date changed to April 21st]

1     Apr  Easter Sunday
           Northwich Spring Head [results]
7     Apr  HEAD OF THE RIVER 10:00 provisional [date now changed to Sun 11 Mar]
7-8 Apr    GB para-rowing trials - Caversham
8     Apr  Abingdon Head [changed from 15 Apr, but now cancelled because of the weather]
           Bedford Spring Fours & Small Boats Head [new url, may be temporarily unavailable, but see alternative link for info including poster & now draw;
            cancelled because of river conditions]
Wed 11 Apr Liverpool Univ v Liverpool John Moores Univ
14-15 Apr  GB Senior, U23, & FISU trials - Caversham [entry list, subject to change; report & results: day 1/ day 2]
14    Apr  Chester-le-Street [draw now available; cancelled because of river conditions; now to be held 8 September]
           Trafford [not in 2018]
           Southampton Coastal Head
           Head of the Dart [new url]
           North East Regatta - Aberdeen [this year one day only]
15    Apr  Abingdon Head [changed to 8 Apr, but subsequently cancelled]
           Lincoln Head [rescheduled from March 18th, but now cancelled]
21    Apr  Junior Inter-Regional Regatta - NWSC, Nottingham [draw; results] (links no longer work correctly)
           Oxford City Bumps
           Welsh Boat Race - Cardiff v Swansea - Swansea Marina
           Clyde ARC Power Sprint [date changed from March 31st]
22    Apr  GB Junior trials - NWSC
           Viking Shield, Folkestone
           Midlands Indoor Rowing Championships
28    Apr  Nottingham City [usual date in May not available, nor this date, so now moved to 26 May]
           Hammersmith Amateur [timetable now available]
           Birmingham [draw now available, & live results]
           Head of the Cam [not a BR event this year]
           Bristol U v UWE Varsity Match
28-29 Apr  Strathclyde Park (& Scottish Student Rowing Championships) [new website; Updated draw now available, & live results (also on Twitter)]
29    Apr  Nottingham Masters and Club [usual date in May not available, nor this date, so now moved to 27 May]
           Lea Spring

5     May  Chiswick [results will hopefully be tweeted]
           Evesham [race schedules (& results when available)]
           York Spring
           Junior Sculling Regatta, organised by The Scullery [start list & programme now available; results, + adaptive report] 
           South West Indoor Rowing Competition - organised by Bideford Blues
5-7   May  BUCS Regatta - NWSC, Nottingham [list of entries now available, + results]
6     May  Wallingford Regatta - Dorney [Entries suspended for 24 hours until 21:00 19th April 2018 so that a BROE2 problem could be investigated;
            at the stage BROE2 problem had not been solved, so entries suspended again, & re-opened at 13:30 Sat 21 Apr apparently successfully;
            watch regatta website & Twitter feed for further updates;  timetable & entry list now available, & now draw too; live stream]
           Evesham Sprint [race schedules (& results when available)]
Mon 7 May  Marlow Spring [cancelled because of waterlogged boating meadow, but adaptive racing went ahead (see report)]
12    May  Bedford Amateur [draw, & live results as available]
           Borne at Chiswick Bridge [draw Updated to v2]
           Bristol Avon at Saltford [date CHANGED from 19th]
           Castle Semple
12-13 May  Durham City 
           Shrewsbury (including West of England Challenge Vase on the Saturday) [draw & results now available]
13    May  Ball Cup South (Dorney)
19    May  Thames Ditton [live results, excluding some events]
           Putney Town
           Worcester Spring [new url; race order & live results]
           Bristol Avon at Saltford [date CHANGED to 12th]
           Lymington/ Milford-on-Sea
           Hastings Regatta at Bexhill
           Glasgow RC Summer [date CHANGED to June 16th, but then cancelled]
20    May  Lancaster
           Champs Eights Head (CRA closed event)
           Maidenhead Junior (invitation event)
23-26 May  Oxford Summer Eights [live racedesk]
25-27 May  NATIONAL SCHOOLS - Dorney [message regarding events for 2018; 2018 circular; live video streaming; regatta schedule, draw, & results,
            & now results per race links to video for each race]
26    May  Nottingham City [new date; usual date in mid-May not available, nor alternative date in April; draw now available]
           Twickenham [draw now available]
           Scottish Boat Race - Glasgow U v Edinburgh U - Science Centre, Glasgow [report from HTBS]
26-27 May  Monmouth Regatta & Sprint 
           United Hospitals Bumps
27    May  Nottingham Masters and Club [new date; usual date in mid-May not available, nor alternative date in April; draw now available]
           Cambridge 99 Spring Regatta (CRA closed event) [provisional draw available]
Mon 28 May Northwich

2     Jun  Hexham
2-3   Jun  Metropolitan - Dorney [draw & timetable available, & now results too;
            Women’s and Open single sculls for both Saturday and Sunday were redrawn because of the shortcomings of the PRI system]
           Peterborough [draw, timetable, & results now available]
3     Jun  Trentham
           Brighton and Hove 
8-10  Jun  Scottish Championships (& Scottish Schools Championships) [new website; results]
9     Jun  Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta
           Walton & Weybridge [draw & results]
           Boat Race of the North - Newcastle U v Durham U - 13:30 [postponed from 17 Mar; now to be held at Durham racecourse as part of Durham Regatta]
9-10  Jun  Durham
10    Jun  Weybridge Ladies
13-16 Jun  Cambridge University May Bumps [results & live commentary from CamFM; multi-year charts: men/ women] 
16    Jun  Marlow Town [report on adaptive events]
           Barnes & Mortlake
           Woolston [look out for possible strong winds]
           Glasgow RC Summer [date CHANGED from May 19, but then cancelled because not enough entries]
16-17 Jun  Reading Amateur [draw & timetable; results]
           BRITISH ROWING MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS (further info at www.masterschamps.org) [Updated draw after scratchings: Sat/ Sun; results: Sat/ Sun/ VL; report from BR]
17    Jun  Worthing Town
22-24 Jun  HENLEY WOMEN'S REGATTA [2018 rules were published at noon on 1 Dec 2017; draw; results (now also including time trial times & full trees)]
23    Jun  Marlow Regatta - Dorney [results]
           Tyne [cancelled because of inadequate resources within the club]
           St Ives
           Port of Bideford
24    Jun  Thames Valley Park 
           York Summer
Fri 29 Jun HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA qualifying races [list of crews required to qualify; qualifying results]
30     Jun Reading Town
           Peterborough Junior [draw & timetable now available; live results when available]
           Bradford Sprint
30 Jun - 
    1 JUL  Ironbridge [draw & live results: Sat/ Sun]   
1     Jul  Egham [draw & live results]
           GB J16 trials - NWSC
4-8   Jul  HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA [list of entries; draw (+ plain text version from RQ); racing timetable; results;
            every race live on YouTube, & BTsport will show live coverage of the last three days]
7     Jul  Talkin Tarn [draw now available]
12-16 Jul  GB Junior trials - NWSC
13-14 Jul  Henley Masters [2018 entry information, including doubling-up restrictions, entry list, & now draw, timetable, & live results]
14    Jul  BTC
           City of Exeter
14-15 Jul  Kingston [draw & results]
15    Jul  Ball Cup North at Runcorn Junior Regatta
           England trials for Home International
Tue 17 - Fri 20 Jul Cambridge Town Bumps [results; multi-year bumps charts: men/ women]
20-22 Jul  BRITISH ROWING JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - NWSC, Nottingham [live Youtube coverage; results (now including omnium)]
21    Jul  Southsea
           Home International - Cork IRL
21-22 Jul  Molesey 
           Totnes & Bridgetown Royal
22    Jul  Power8 Sprints - Bristol [new event; BBC announcement; will be televised on BT Sport, on Facebook, & on BBC Sport website; now on YouTube & on BBC iPlayer; draw now available;
            report & results; survey for fedback]
28    Jul  Staines
           Newport - Fours
           Herne Bay
28-29 Jul  St Neots 
29    Jul  Burway Sprint [apparently still no info on 2018 regatta?]
           Newport - Small Boats & Junior

2-5   Aug  European Sports Championships - rowing at Strathclyde Park (further detail on my international events calendar)
4     Aug  Henley T&V [provisional timetable now available]
           Bournemouth (will take place at Hamworthy Park, Poole) [not taking place in 2018; regatta now back on]
5     Aug  Hants & Dorset Championship/ SCC Selection row-offs - if required (Dock Head, Soton)
           Appledore & Instow
11    Aug  Maidenhead
11-12 Aug  Peterborough Summer [draw & timetable now available; results: Sat/ Sun]
           Stourport [draw now available]
17-19 Aug  BR Offshore Champs in FISA coastal boats, and Commonwealth Beach Sprint Championships - Sandbanks, Poole [Updated timetable; BR preview;
            Commonwealth event report & results; Offshore Champs report]
18    Aug  Warwick
           Danson Dashes
18-19 Aug  Oxford City Regatta [results will be available at EasyRegatta]
           British Rowing Sculling Festival [Sunday schedule Updated because of forecast weather; results]
25    Aug  CARA Regatta - venue tbc, + CARA row offs
           Torbay Royal
           Aberdeen Sprint
25-26 Aug  Gloucester [results from easyregatta]
26    Aug  Ross Masters & Juniors Sprint [draw now available; results from easyregatta]
Mon 27 Aug Ross Open [draw now available; results from easyregatta] 
Thu 30 Aug Port of Dartmouth Royal

1     Sep  North of England Sprint Championships
           Tyne Single Scullers Head
2     Sep  Lea Autumn 
           Great Ouse Marathon [provisional draw now available, & now results]
Tue 4 Sep  Doggett's Coat & Badge [preview from HTBS, note re exhibition, & reports from BR & from HTBS]
8     Sep  Worcester Autumn [new url]
           Chester-le-Street [postponed from 14 April]
           Saints Regatta - Loch Ore Meadow [date CHANGED to Sun 9 Sep]
           Great River Race
8-9   Sep  South Coast Championships - Deal
9     Sep  Cambridge Autumn 
           Upton Beginners
           Saints Regatta - Loch Ore Meadow [date CHANGED from Sat 8 Sep]
15    Sep  Isis Sculls
           Bradford Autumn
           Milton Keynes [date CHANGED to 22 Sep]
16    Sep  Boston Marathon [results]
22    Sep  York Autumn Sculls [date CHANGED to 30 Sep]
           Yare Cup
           Milton Keynes [date CHANGED from 15 Sep; timetable now available]
23    Sep  Chester LDSc [cancelled because of the weather forecast and the rapidly rising river levels - rescheduled to 25 Nov]
           Maidstone SBH
           Monmouth Autumn Head [cancelled because of river conditions]
29    Sep  Wallingford LDSc [live results]
           Runcorn Autumn Head
           Durham Autumn Sprint
           Cambridge SBH
30    Sep  York Autumn Sculls [date CHANGED from 22 Sep]
6     Oct  Pairs Head 15:00 [updated start order; final results]
           Worcester SBH [changed url]
           Tyne LDSc (Northern LDSc series) & Tyne United SBH
6-7   Oct  Scottish Schools Heads
7     Oct  St Neots SBH 
           Burton Head 
           Head of the Don 
13    Oct  Reading SBH [because of weather conditions, some of the younger Junior events have been cancelled; results]
           Tees LDSc (Northern LDSc series) & Tees SBH [cancelled because of forecast wind and rain]
           Monkton Bluefriars SBH [because of high southerly winds forecast, the short course divisions B & D are cancelled]
           Evesham Jun Head [ cancelled because of forecast of strong gusty winds]
           Agecroft SBH
           Cambridge Autumn Head 
           Clydesdale Scullers Head, Glasgow [organisers are keeping an eye on the weather; likely to be 3km course]
14    Oct  Bedford Autumn Fours & SBH [draw; results after each division]
           Ancholme Head [further info]
           Cardiff Autumn Head [results from rowtimer when available; cancelled because of increase in flow and forecast for rain on Sunday]
20    Oct  Weybridge Silver Sculls
           Berwick LDSc (Northern LDSc series)
           Clyde 3 Heads
20-21 Oct  BRITISH ROWING SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - NWSC, Nottingham [BR report & results]
21    Oct  Medway Head [website may not be available]
22-26 Oct  Cambridge University Fours
Thu 25 Oct Wingfield Sculls [13:15 women's race - 2 remaining entries / 14:30 men's race - 4 remaining entries; report from HTBS]
27    Oct  Marlow LDSc [unable to run in 2018 because of unavailability of boating facilities at Longridge]
           Nottingham Autumn Head [date CHANGED from Sun 28th; draw] 
           Dee Autumn Head [single division this year]
           Norfolk LDSc
           Wansbeck LDSc (Northern LDSc series) and Wansbeck SBH [cancelled because of forecast conditions]
27-28 Oct  Aberdeen 4s & SB Heads
28  Oct    Upper Thames Autumn Head [Updated draw, now including banding]
           Nottingham Autumn Head [date CHANGED to Sat 27th] 
           Gloucester LD Head
           Huntingdon Head 

3     Nov  Fours Head 12:00 [draw; if travelling by SWR train, check effects of RMT strike;
            results now final]
           Pangbourne Junior Sc [cancelled for 2018]
           South Hylton LDSc (Northern LDSc series)
4     Nov  Veteran 4s Head 13:00 [final start order; race finishes at Ranelagh Sailing Club;
            final results]
           Stourport SBH [date CHANGED to 11th]
           City of Bristol Autumn Head [date CHANGED from 11th, but now cancelled]
10    Nov  Henley Sculls 
           Kingston SBH 
           Durham LDSc (Northern LDSc series) & Durham Autumn SBH
           Peterborough Autumn Head  [tbc - not held in 2017; not to be held in 2018 either]
           TayForth - Stirling Univ v Dundee Univ 
           GB para-rowing trials - Caversham
10-11 Nov  Inverness 4s & SB Heads
           GB Senior & U23 trials - Boston [preview, & report from BR with links to results]
11    Nov  Docklands SBH 
           Northwich Autumn Head 
           Stourport SBH [date CHANGED from 4th]
           City of Bristol Autumn Head [date CHANGED to 4th]
           Ely SBH
16-17 Nov  Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships (Fri 16 Schools, Sat 17 Open) [new website]
17    Nov  Teddington Head 
           Avon Autumn Head 
           Cambridge Winter Head
           Loughborough Winter Soar Head
           GB Junior trials - Boston
18    Nov  York SBH 
           Star Club Head 
           Head of the Lune
Fri 23 Nov Welsh Schools Indoor Championships
24    Nov  Hampton SBH (Jun)
           Evesham Main Head / Masters of the Avon 
           Glasgow RC 4s Hd 
           Welsh Indoor Championships
           Cambridge University Clare Novices Regatta
25    Nov  Wallingford 4s & 8s Hd
           Lincoln University Beginners’ Head [perhaps not?]
           Chester LDSc [rescheduled to this date from 23 Sep]
Thu 29 - Fri 30 Nov Cambridge University Fairbairn Cup

1     Dec  Vesta Scullers Head 10:00
           Burway SBH 
           Wycliffe SBH
           Liverpool Victoria Head of the Float
           Newark Head
           Rutherford Head
           University of York White Rose Head
Fri 7 Dec  Oxford trial eights - P to M
8     Dec  Derby Really Small Boats Head [not running in 2018]
           Walton SBH [date CHANGED from 15 Dec]
           British Rowing Indoor Championships Lee Valley VeloPark 
9     Dec  Monmouth Christmas Head
Mon 10 Dec Cambridge trial eights - P to M
15    Dec  Walton SBH [date CHANGED to 8 Dec]
           GB Senior & U23 trials - Caversham
           Remenham Challenge - (for crews from Remenham founding clubs only)
22    Dec  GB para-rowing trials - Caversham

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