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Second Trinity Challenge Sculls

Summary Information

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 classes are:

Restricted class singles are the wider, more stable sort of boats one would expect to see novices and beginner scullers using. If you are in any doubt, please do get in touch and we can clarify for you. Tankards will be presented to the winners of events with 3+ entries. Entry is £8 per seat.

Date & Time

The event will take place on Tuesday 14th March 2023.


Little Bridge to Peter's Post (upstream).

Safety Notes

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 whistle. 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.

Bank Parties

Competitors may be coached and steered up to and during the races.
Bank parties should be limited to a maximum of 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 siren/whistle 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.

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