Having looked at the conditions at Staines, and with more rain forecast, it is sadly impossible to run the race there. It will be held on the Tideway based at Thames Rowing Club.
The mandatory briefing for coxswains will be at 9.30 a.m. on 19th January 2003.
The race will start at 11.00 from Battersea Bridge to the bottom of Craven Cottage, a distance of 5,000 metres or 3 miles 188 yards.
Due to the large volume of landwater which is still coming down it is possible that there will be no flood tide. If this is the case the race will be rowed over the same course but against the stream. I know this would not be ideal, so let's all pray for dry weather.
Further instructions below were issued with the start list.
Whilst ample marshals will be provided in launches, crews race at their own risk.
Please select your most experienced coxswains. The Tideway will still have a lot of landwater coming down.
Bring plenty of warm kit in case it's cold in the marshalling area.
The mens veteran handicaps are based on the ARA recommendation for a 16 minute race, which is the best estimate for the 5 km course. If the actual time is very different this will be adjusted accordingly. Only Events with only one entry will not receive trophies, but will be declared division winners.
Vet A, B & C crews are included. The Molesey veteran E crew can consider themselves winners of the D, E & F category! On past experience & the ARA recommendation it is not fair or feasible to include them with the other group.
PROVISIONAL START LIST Crew Status Name Veteran handicap (seconds) 1 MO8+ Molesey I 2 MO8+ London I 3 MO8+ Thames I 4 MI8+ London II 5 MI8+ Vesta I 6 MI8+ Thames II 7 MI8+ Staines I 8 MI8+ Kingston I 9 MI8+ London III 10 MI8+ Vesta II 11 MI8+ Thames III 12 MI8+ Kingston II 13 MI8+ London IV 14 MI8+ Vesta III 15 MVA8+ Staines II 0 16 MVB8+ London V 10 17 MVB8+ Thames IV 10 18 MVB8+ Molesey II 10 19 MVB8+ Thames V 10 20 MVC8+ Thames VI 34 21 MVC8+ Twickenham I 34 22 MVC8+ Thames VII 34 23 MVC8+ Molesey III 34 24 MVC8+ Thames VIII 34 25 MVE8+ Molesey IV Not included in veteran event 26 MN8+ Thames IX 27 WI8+ Thames X 28 WI8+ Vesta IV 29 WI8+ Twickenham II 30 WI8+ Staines II 31 WI8+ Molesey V 32 WI8+ Thames XI 33 WI8+ Vesta V 34 WI8+ Thames XII 35 WVA8+ Staines III 36 WVA8+ Molesey VI 37 WN8+ Thames XIII 38 WN8+ Thames XIV 39 WJ16 8+ Molesey VII 40 WJ15 8x+ Thames XV
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