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Bedford Spring Small Boats Head – Sunday 10th April 2022

*All dates and division times subject to restrictions in place at the time*

2000m course downstream on the River Great Ouse

Important Documents

Safety Plan

Local Rules

Welfare Plan

Safeguarding Children Plan

This Head Race will be run under British Rowing’s Personal Ranking System, as defined in British Rowing Rules of Racing Rule 3.

Racing will be in eight divisions under the Rules of British Rowing, the British Rowing Rules of Racing and the RowSafe Code.

Division times

Division 1 09:00

Division 2 10:15

Division 3 11:30

Division 4 13:00

Division 5 14:15

Division 6 15:30

Division 7 16:45

Division 8 17:45

Please note that racing in consecutive divisions is possible, though not recommended.
If you are unable to make it to the Start on time, you will be prevented from racing, and may not be able to race in a subsequent division unless there is sufficient space.

Entry Fees are £11/seat (coxes free)

Fours/Quads (J14 and above)

Doubles/Pairs (J16 and above)

Single sculls (J16 and above)

Medals will be presented to each status winner where at least two crews from different clubs start.

Entries will only be accepted via BROE, available at https://broe2.britishrowing.org/

We now accept online payments from BROE.

Entries will close when sufficient paid-up entries are received, or at 12 noon on Sunday 3rd April. The draw will take place at 2 pm at Bedford Rowing Club on Sunday 3rd April.

See here for entry statistics in the fullness of time. Please note that there is a manual step our Entries Secretary has to do before this updates.


We are reliant on the goodwill of Bedford Borough Council for the use of Longholme for trailer parking at our events throughout the year.

There is plenty of passenger parking available nearby at Aspects Leisure Park.

The riverside grass area is to be treated with respect and all litter is to be removed.

** We reserve the right to take action against clubs who disregard these requests.  **