PTRC Sculling Championship

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Update: 29th May, 7pm

The entries for the first race period are now confirmed. Any entries received before 31st July will be able to join the competition at the beginning of the second race period in group 4.

Entries and results for the 2016 Sculling Championship

The Club Sculling Championship is a new event on the club calendar for Summer 2016. Entry is open to all rowing members who hold an appropriate steer-cert and it is hoped that members from all squads and those with no squad attachment will enter.

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The format is designed to be flexible to encourage as many club members to take part as possible.

Entries will be divided into divisions of six scullers (determined by time trial) and each sculler then has a period of two months to race all the other scullers in that division. The sculler with the most wins within that division will be promoted at the end of the race period, and will replace the sculler with the fewest wins in the division above. The format then repeats.

Time trial: Sunday 22nd May, 1:30pm

Race period 1: 1st June to 31st July

Race period 2: 1st August to 30th September

At the end of the Summer, prizes will be awarded (subject to more than three entries in each category), based on the highest placed eligible sculler:

  • Club Sculling Champion
  • Club Ladies’ Sculling Champion
  • Novice Men’s Sculling Champion
  • Novice Ladies’ Sculling Champion
  • MasA/B, MasC/D, MasE/F, MasG/H/I Sculling Champion
  • WMasA/B, WMasC/D, WMasE/F, WMasG/H/I Sculling Champion

Prize giving: Sunday 30th October (AGM)

The full rules are available to download:

Club Sculling Championship Rules v1.0 (05 April 2016)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter?

Any full club member with a steer-cert practical pass that permits them to scull unsupervised may take part.

Can I use my private single?

Yes – private and club equipment can be used.

How do I organise my races?

When the divisions are published, the email address of each sculler will also be published. Competitors are required to make contact with each other to arrange mutually convenient times before the end of the competition period. The competition secretary will not organise races. It is suggested that competitors make contact as early as possible in the competition period.

When can I race?

Races must be completed before the end of the competition period. No racing may take place during hours of darkness. Other than that, any mutually convenient time is acceptable, providing the river is open, although it is suggested that competitors avoid busy periods (weekend mornings), days when regattas are taking place on the course or times when the tide is slack. It is perfectly acceptable to race multiple times on one day, though competitors are encouraged to spread racing across the competition period.

What if I can't make the time trial? Can I still enter?

Yes – if you can’t make the time trial, you can still take part. You need to inform the Competition Secretary that you can’t make the time trial before entries close. The Competition Secretary and the Club Captain will then place you into the draw at an appropriate place. If you do not inform the Competition Secretary before entries close you can still take part but you will be placed in the lowest division.

Will masters handicapping be applied?

No, handicapping will not be applied to any race. Masters prizes will be given to the highest placed sculler in each category (which for the purposes of this competition have been combined in groups of A/B, C/D, etc).

Is there an entry fee?

Yes – entry costs just £5

Is there a separate men's and women's competition?

No – there is just one competition. Prizes will be awarded to the highest placed men and women in open, novice and masters categories. The format of competition should pit scullers against others of a similar speed, regardless of sex, BR status or age.