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STEWARDS’ DECEMBER MEETING 2016

Amendments to the Qualification & General Rules for 2017

The Henley Royal Regatta is to introduce three new events for women to the 2017 race schedule.

This exciting development will mean there will be equal events for men and women in the open categories of the world-renowned Regatta without impact on the duration of the event, which will retain its current five-day format.


Women’s Qualification Rules
Women’s Fours
FOR FOUR OARS
The same rules apply as for The Remenham Challenge Cup.

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Women’s Pairs
FOR PAIR OARS
Open to eligible members of any club established at least one year before the closing date for entries, subject to the following:
No crew shall compete in this event unless, at the date of entry, it is at least of British Rowing Senior status, or equivalent standard, in rowing.

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Women’s Double Sculls
FOR DOUBLE SCULLERS
Open to eligible members of any club established at least one year before the closing date for entries, subject to the following:
No crew shall compete in this event unless, at the date of entry, it is at least of British Rowing Senior status, or equivalent standard, in sculling

Rule 41 - Change

The Stewards have decided to replace the existing Rule 41(e):

“A crew’s proper course is such that will enable it to reach the winning post in the shortest possible time provided that it allows ample water for its opponent to steer its own proper course on the side on which that opponent started. A crew which leaves its proper course does so at its peril and may be disqualified by the Umpire if it thereby interferes with its opponent or in the event of a foul.”

with the following:

“A crew’s proper course is such as keeps all parts of its oars, sculls, boat or persons between the buoys or booms on the side on which it started and a line halfway between the buoys or booms on either side. A crew which leaves its proper course does so at its peril and may be disqualified by the Umpire if it thereby interferes with its opponent or in the event of a foul.”