Entries

Entries – new procedure for 2022 – please read carefully

Molesey Head Races

The Junior races will take place on Saturday 12 February in two divisions of exactly 50 crews, at 10 am and 12 noon.

The Molesey Veteran Head will take place on the same day at 2.30 pm, with a maximum of 60 crews.

The course is 3250 metres downstream from the blue doors at Sunbury Lock to Hampton Sailing Club. 

ENTRIES FOR BOTH WILL OPEN on 2 January and CLOSE on Saturday 5 February 2022 at noon, or earlier when the MVH total paid entry reaches 60 and – separately – when the MJH total paid entry reaches 100.

Unpaid entries cannot be accepted, as they are by definition incomplete.

As soon a Race’s trigger level is reached, the draw for that Race will be compiled. Clearly, no late entries can be accepted. Rule 7.2.4 b will of course apply from the time that entries are closed.  

Entries must be made through BROE; entry fees must be paid by the closing time either through BROE or by bank transfer to  20-90-56 40677833 ref. <<Event and your club TLC>> e.g. W4x- MBC.

Efforts will of course be made to contact the designated club representative(s) in the event of any problem with an entry before the draw, either side of and during the Race(s). However, if the designated individual(s) make themselves unavailable by not responding to e-mails and/or not returning ‘phone messages within a reasonable time, the Racing Secretary will proceed as seems fairest and most appropriate at the time.

Queries:

Logistics: Ted Bates mobile 07951 638516 or email tbates8888@aol.com, or Fe Wood mobile 07850  270002 or email fe123wood@yahoo.co.uk

Entries: Andrew Ruddle 0208 941 6814 or email marmjrmvhmjhentries@aprapr.plus.com

Events offered:

  • Events are offered in the following boats, in all Masters classes.
  • All events are offered separately as open, women’s or mixed events
  • Medals will be offered for events with at least three starters.
  • Handicapping will be based on a standard time of approximately 9 minutes, according to conditions on the day.
  • The start order will be based on handicap letters, not CRI points.

MASTERS EVENTS

Category – all O/W/Mx

        Eights

Coxed Fours

Coxless Fours

Coxed Quads

Coxless Quads

Masters

*

*

*

*

*

Entry Fee

£96

£48

£48

£48

£48

 Note – Up to FOUR Explore boats will be accepted (as Coxed Quads), within the overall 60 total and subject to the above rules of acceptance.   

IMPORTANT – Entries on BROE must be to Mas A, the only available age category. The crew’s actual category is automatically generated by BROE in its reports to the Race administrator. You are reminded of the provisions of Rule 7.2.4 d.

JUNIOR EVENTS

 

8o

8x

4x+

4x-

4+

2x

J13

 

 

O / W

 

 

 

J14

 

O / W

O / W

 

 

 

J15

O / W

 

O / W

 

O / W

O / W

J16

O / W

 

 

O / W

O / W

O / W

J17

 

 

 

O / W

O / W

O / W

J18

O / W

 

 

O / W

O / W

O / W

Fee

£96

£96

£48

£48

£48

£24

  • For Junior events, medals will be awarded as follows:-
  • 3 or 4 crews racing in an event – winners only
  • 5 or more crews racing in an event – 1st and 2nd

Conditions of entry

Entries are accepted subject to the Rules of Molesey Veteran Head and Molesey Junior Head, but competitors should also note the following:

  • Crews withdrawn after the draw will not be refunded their entry fees.
  • If an entry is withdrawn before the closing time for entries, a full refund will be made.
  • If either or both Heads are cancelled or curtailed because of weather conditions or other reasons outside the Heads’ control, a proportionate refund will be made taking account of costs incurred.
  • The Committee can accept no responsibility for competitors’ boats and equipment.
  • Competitors leaving boats and equipment at Molesey Boat Club do so at their own risk.
  • Coaches of Junior crews must read and accept the following (supplementary rubric):-

EXTRA INFO FOR MJH 2022

 Although a broad range of events is available, the Race is primarily intended to offer a first or second racing experience to younger and novice/near-novice crews; coaches are requested to bear this in mind when assembling their entries and briefing their crews.

Coaches are reminded that mid-February weather and river conditions can be tricky even if the Races go ahead. With this in mind they need to be completely confident that their crews are sufficiently equipped, experienced and capable. As for other Heads, any crew that is manifestly unable to complete the course may be stopped at any point and not permitted to race any further.   

A formal course and forecast assessment will be made on both Weds. 9th and Fri. 11th, at which points the Committee may decide to cancel the whole event, or certain age/boat combinations.

Note – if any part is cancelled, it will not be re-instated if the forecast later improves.

FOR 2022 ONLY – If a crew is withdrawn by its coach because of the conditions, or if the Committee cancels certain combinations, a full refund of the crews’ entry fees will be made.   

The format will be two divisions each of 50 crews maximum. It is expected that each offered age/boat combination will be available in each division (and BROE will reflect this), but it may be necessary to re-allocate a small number of crews to their second choice division. It would greatly assist if coaches could advise on the BROE entry if the crew is switchable or not. A crew may only race once in any event.

Given the extensive Covid-related disruption over the past two years, we do not have a feel for the “shape” of entries, and therefore in the interests of fairness clubs will initially be capped at 10 crews. This may be relaxed if numbers are judged to be running below expectations; if this happens clubs with more than 7 paid entries will be contacted individually. However, no cognisance will be taken of unpaid entries, either before or after entries close.  

Entries will close when 100 complete entries have been received, or at noon, Saturday 5th February, whichever comes first. Events will start in the order largest-boats-first and within boat types oldest-crews-first. Within each event, Ranking Points (Max CRI) might be used as a general guide to work out the safest starting order.

 

 

 

 

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