2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls
The Second Trinity Challenge Sculls is timed and rowed as a Head of the River Race, running from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts.
We welcome entries from all Cambridge University rowers and scullers.
The allowed boat class are:
- Men's Fine
- Ladies' Fine
- Men's Restricted
- Ladies' Restricted
- Men's Shell
- Ladies' Shell
- Mixed Shell
- Men's Shell
- Women's Shell
Date & Time
The event will take place during the afternoon of Tuesday 12th March 2013.
Little Bridge to Peter's Post (upstream).
This year there will be a single division, at 14:00.
There will be no race numbers - all boats will be identified by their alphanumeric registration code.
Competitors should marshal at Bait's Bite lock, unless there are severe delays in which case you will be held at Chesterton and told to row down under the instructions of the marshals.
All boats are required to have well-attached bowballs and sufficiently short heel restraints
(excepting boats fitted with clogs). Spot checks will be carried out at marshalling points
and boats not able to be made safe will not be allowed to race. Also, all competitors should
be prepared to deal with adverse weather conditions and/or unforeseen delays due to barges etc.
Boats will make a rolling start from a point just below the bridge on
the order from the start marshal. Timing will start as the bow passes
through Little Bridge and the timer will indicate this by shouting 'GO'.
Timing will cease when the bow passes through Peter's Posts and will be
indicated by the sounding of a horn. Competitors will be asked to then
continue rowing back to their boathouses after finishing.
During the race overtaking competitors have priority and take the inside
of the bends. Competitors who are being overtaken must move to the
outside of the bends to leave room for the overtaking competitor.
There is to be no overtaking in the gut.
There will be two Chief Marshals present at all times, one at the start
and another at the finish, who will be ultimately responsible.
Additional marshals will be positioned on the bends (to ensure
overtaking rules are adhered to). Marshals will be wearing fluorescent
bibs. Your co-operation with the marshals would be appreciated.
The senior umpire will have final responsibility for all decisions on the race.
Competitors may be coached and steered up to and during the races.
Bank parties should be limited to 4 people per competitor including a
maximum of 2 or 3 cyclists. The use of loudhailers will be permitted, but
not near the start or finish. Marshals will be instructed to stop
over-large bank parties.
If the race needs to be stopped for any reason, this will be indicated
by continuous blast of a hooter by a marshal should they feel that
competitor safety has been, or is likely to be, compromised.
Competitors will be informed that this is the emergency stop signal
by the start marshal, and should take appropriate action should they
hear this signal whilst on the course. First aid provision will be at
the finish if required.
Results shall be published at the
First & Third boathouse
(white with balcony, two upstream of Goldie) as soon as they become
available. They shall also be listed on this site as soon as possible
after the race.