Spring Small Boats Head, Sunday 2nd April 2023

Bedford Spring Small Boats Head – Sunday 2nd April 2023

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

2000m course downstream on the River Great Ouse
Important Documents
Information for Competitors

Local Rules

BRC Safety Plan February v5.0 08022023

Head - Risk Assessment v5.0 03022022

Head - Safeguarding Children v3

Head - Welfare Plan v2-15

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 SEVEN 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 10:30

Division 3 12:00

Division 4 13:30

Division 5 15:00

Division 6 16:15

Division 7 17:30

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 £12/seat (coxes free)

Fours/Quads (J14 and above)

Doubles/Pairs (J14 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 26th March. The draw will take place at 2 pm at Bedford Rowing Club on Sunday 26th March.

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.  **