Reading Amateur Regatta - Events offered in 2018

The tables below show the events offered for this year. Entries will open at 9.00 am on Saturday 19th May 2018.


Please note that the Regatta will be working under the new competition framework.



CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES = 9.00 am on Saturday 9th June 2018

  • Entries must be submitted and paid for using the British Rowing Online Regatta Entry 2 (BROE2) system
  • Entries must be received together with full payment by closing date. If the BROE2 Online System indicates that your club has not paid the entry fee by this time, the crew will not be put into the draw.
  • Please note that Saturday and Sunday are separate events.
  • Please read all Rules for Entry on this page.

If you have any questions about entering, please contact: The Regatta Entries Secretary 07849109764 

Saturday 16th June

Open & Women

School/Junior Open & Women

J16 Open & Women

J15 Open & Women

VIII

-

-

IV+

-

IV-

-

-

IVx-

✓ (4x+)

II-

-

-

-

IIx

-

-

-

Ix

-

-

-


Sunday 17th June

Open & Women

School/Junior Open & Women

J16 Open & Women

J15 Open & Women

J14 Open & Women

J13 Open & Women

VIII

-

-

-

-

IV+

-

-

-

IV-

-

-

-

-

-

IVx

-

-

✓ (4x+)

✓ (4x+)*

✓ (4x+)*

II-

-

-

-

-

-

IIx

-

✓*

✓*

Ix

✓*

✓*

(*)Competitors for the Radley Cup (previously known as the Mini Regatta)

Reading Entry fees for 2018

Entry Fees

All Events

Eights

£120.00

Fours/Quads

£60.00

Doubles/Pairs

£30.00

Sculls

£15.00

Reading Amateur Regatta - Rules of Entry:

The Rules of Entry for 2018 were published on 4th March 2018.

  1. Entries will open at 0900 on Saturday 19th May 2018.
  2. Entries will close at 0900 on Saturday 9th June 2018.
  3. Entries must be submitted, and paid for, using the British Rowing Online Regatta Entry 2 (BROE2) system. No other method of entry or payment will be accepted.
  4. The event capacity is 195 races each day at which point BROE2 will be suspended for new entries for that day.
  5. Entry fees are £15.00 per seat.
  6. Only fully paid up crews, as identified by BROE2, will be accepted and count towards the capacity in Rule 4. Crews will be accepted on a firstpaidfirstaccepted basis.
  7. If entries are suspended before the closing date, the first 25 crews that subsequently pay will be put on a waiting list in case of scratchings. They will neither be marked as accepted nor rejected. All other crews will be rejected. There will be no communication to the crews put on the waiting list.
  8. Any unpaid entries will be rejected at the closing date. Payment of entry fees prior to the draw has been a long standing condition of entry to this regatta.
  9. Updates on the level of entries will be communicated via the regatta’s Twitter account (@ReadingAM) as appropriate. No other method of communication will be used.
  10. No doubling up of competitors (including coxes) on the same day will be permitted. Any crews that are found to have doubled up competitors may be rejected without warning.
  11. Saturday’s races will be over the Championship course, 1500m, staggered stakeboat start, 2 lane racing. Events on offer are listed in the table at the top of this page.
  12. On Sunday the races will be over the new 1000m, staggered stakeboat start, 2 lane racing. Events on offer are listed in the table at the top of this page.
  13. All events are subject to being split into bands based on a crew’s Ranking Index.
  14. Any event with less than 4 boats at the close of entries will be withdrawn from the regatta.
  15. Any overseas crews must submit a record of each crew’s performance for the year as well as individual records for each competitor. These must be submitted before entries are made, therefore a minimum of 1 week before entries open is recommended. Overseas entries will not be accepted until this information has been provided.
  16. The draw will take place at 1700 on the Monday preceding the racing weekend at Exeter University.
  17. BROE2 will remain open for substitutions for both days until 2100 on the Thursday preceding the racing weekend. After this time all substitutions must be made via crew stewards before the first race of each day for that crew.
  18. Presentation prizes will be awarded if two or more boats start in an event.
  19. The Regatta Committee reserves the right to make alterations to any of the above.

Reading Amateur Regatta - FAQ

Please read the Frequently Asked Question list below regarding the changes to the Regatta for 2018

  1. How will the events be split into bands?
    A1. The events will be split based on a crew’s Ranking Index. The number of crews in each band will be dependent on the distribution of points across the event and to conserve the competitiveness of each band.

  2. Can I request for my crew to be put into a higher band/compete at a higher level?
    A2. It is expected that with the new competition framework crews will be evenly matched within a band and thus will experience the closest racing within that band. Given the Rowing Index also includes performances at Head races and non-British Rowing events (BUCS), requests to change a crew’s band will not be accepted.

  3. Why has the Sunday course been shortened to 1000m? Where is the new starting point?
    A3. With the incorporation of the Mini Regatta into the main draw it was decided to shorten the course to a standard racing distance as well as forming part of an ongoing assessment of the format of the Sunday regatta. The finish will be in the same place as in previous years hence the start will be 100m further downstream.

  4. Will there still be a stagger on the Sunday course now that it has been shortened?
    A4. Yes. The course is being shortened along a straight stretch of the course. The stagger is to account for differences in the stream, the length of the course for each station remains equal.

  5. Why has the Mini Regatta been incorporated into the main draw and raced over the full length?
    A5. The original concept of the mini regatta was to give those crews on the Project Oarsome programme an opportunity to race given there were not many regattas offering such events. Over time the number of regattas offering these events has increased substantially, reducing the demand for the Mini Regatta. In addition, in 2016 the definition of ’Maiden’ was removed from the British Rules of Racing resulting in an inability to select the target crews. As a result of the standard of those crews entered into the Mini Regatta also improving, it was decided to incorporate these crews into the main event and race over the full distance. However, the J14 and J13 crews will still compete for the Radley Cup which is awarded to the Victor Ludorum of the Mini Regatta. It is the duty of the club to ensure the crews entered are competent to race over the full 1000m distance.

  6. There are no J12 events in the programme, why have they been removed?
    A6. The last few years the number of J12 crews entered has been too few to run the events. J12.4x+ may be entered into the J13 event with a note asking to be drawn against fellow J12 crews in the first round. An accompanying email is strongly recommended. J12 entries into J13.1x and J13.2x are not recommended. All crews must be competent to race over the full distance.