WinterLeague

WINTER LEAGUE 2021

 

Entries for the Winter League are now open.  Please see the below details of the event.  Due to COVID-19 we are sadly having to restrict entries and make some changes to the way the event is run.  Our main goal is to ensure that as many people as want to get a row while keeping everyone safe.  The situation is obviously fluid and we will aim to be as responsive as flexible and as safe as we can.

 

ENTRY LINK HERE

2021 dates are as follows:

SUN 17 JANUARY, SUN 21 FEBRUARY, and SUN 14 MARCH

2020 Competitor Instructions will shortly be able to be downloaded from the CRA website

Div 1: 09:00
Div 2: 10:50
Div 3: 12:40
Div 4: 14:30

COURSE – 2,600M UPSTREAM.
A14 ROAD BRIDGE TO 'TOP FINISH' JUST BEFORE GREEN DRAGON BRIDGE

THE WINTER LEAGUE is only open to clubs affiliated or co-opted to the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association.

THE CRA AFFILIATION FEE OF £25.00/CO-OPTION FEE OF £12 MUST BE PAID BY THE TIME OF ENTRY Clubs will only be able to race if the fee has been paid prior to the event.

COVID-19 – Additional precautions will be in place to reduce the COVID-19 risk.  In line with guidance each leg of the event will take place as long as Cambridge is in Tier 1 or Tier 2.  The event will not take place if Cambridge is moved into Tier 3 or Tier 4.  If this is the case or crews have to pull out of the race through needing to self-isolate then refunds will be provided.

ENTRIES

Entries are invited for all fine boat types and age groups but will be limited to 40 crews per division for COVID-19 social distancing and safety reasons.  In addition, we will only be able to accommodate fixed seat crews or skiffs in Division 4.  Crews who do not have boating facilities on the Cam should contact a host club or the Logan’s Way Boathouse Manager to agree boating arrangements before entering.  There will be two initial entry windows:

WINDOW 1 - 6PM SUNDAY 27 DECEMBER 2020

This window will be for entries from all categories BUT no doubling up will be permitted ie each athlete (excluding coxes) can only be in one crew.  Our aim here is to ensure that in the first instance everyone gets a race.  Note exceptionally an individual will be permitted to double up if is the only way for a crew to race (eg an individual rower filling the last seat in a crew).

WINDOW 2 - 6PM SUNDAY 3 JANUARY 2021

This window will be for crews of CRA affiliated clubs with crew members who are already racing

ENTRIES CLOSE AT 9PM ON Sunday 10 JANUARY 2020

Priority will be given to crews entering and paying for all three legs in advance.  For entries made before 3 January the next priority will be given to eights and then fours.  All other crews will be placed on a waiting list until the entries have closed, when available spaces will be offered to crews in the order in which their entries are received.

As with last year, we will allocating divisions based on your race Category.  As far as possible please plan to race in these divisions.  Categories not in the table below will be aligned to divisions based on availability.

2021

Div 1

Div 2

Div 3

Div 4

 

8+

1x

4+/-/x

2x/2-

Men’s Champ

8+

2x/2-

1x

4+/-/x

Women’s Champ

1x

8+

2x/2-

4+/-/x

Men’s Club

4+/-/x

2x/2-

8+

1x

Women’s Club

2x/2-

4+/-/x

1x

8+

Men’s Novice

4+/-/x

1x

8+

2x/2-

Women’s Novice

2x/2-

8+

1x

4+/-/x

Men’s Mas (A-D)

8+

4+/-/x

2x/2-

1x

Men’s Mas (E+)

2x/2-

4+/-/x

1x

8+

Women’s Mas

     

All

Fixed Seat / Skiff

If you have any further division preferences/requirements please complete note this in the comments section of the entry form and we will do our best to accommodate the requests.

2021 ENTRY FEES are £8 per seat, £7 if payment for all 3 legs is received by 9pm 10th January (e.g. £168 for an 8 for all 3 legs if paid by 9pm 10th January).  Refunds will not be given to crews scratched after the draw has been made.  Entry fees can only be paid by card through Droplet.  Bank transfer will not be accepted.

Entries can be made using Droplet.  The link will be on the website once entries go live.

 

PRIZES

Engraved Prizes will be awarded to winners of categories with three or more entries, based on total times for all three legs.

Trophies will be awarded for Fastest Championship Men’s VIII, Fastest Championship Women’s VIII, Fastest Championship Men’s 1x, Fastest Championship Women’s 1x

Race Categories for 2021: Sweep and Sculling are separate status.

  • Championship - highest category: aimed at crews who will be racing off-cam at National events this season. (See notes below)
  • Club A - average more than 2 BR or CRA event wins in last 24 months (head race or regatta) who are below Championship level
  • Club B - average less than 2 BR or CRA event wins in last 24 months (head race or regatta) on or off cam
  • Novice - Maximum of 2 members of the crew have won a BR or CRA event (head race or regatta) before 1st September 2019.  If you have ever competed at Henley Royal Regatta or Henley Women’s Regatta you may not enter the novice category for CRA events.

Notes:

  • A crew may always enter a higher category than that for which they are qualified
  • The status of a crew as at close of entries (9PM ON SUNDAY 10 JANUARY 2021) will apply for all 3 legs of the winter league, assuming the personnel don't change
  • No substitutions that will take the crew into a higher category are allowed without the crew changing status or racing Time Only
  • Should any category have more than 8 entries the organiser reserves the right to expand the categories (e.g Club A, Club B, Club C or Novice and Beginner).
  • Should a category have 2 or fewer entries the organiser reserves the right to combine categories to create meaningful competition.
  • Masters and Junior Events will be determined by age.  Championship/Club/Novice does not apply to Masters or Juniors.

The Winter League is organised for the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association by members of the City of Cambridge Rowing Club and the X-Press Boat Club.  Please contact Seb Walker or Hilary Perrott with any questions (eventsccrc@gmail.comhilary@xpressbc.org.uk)

This event will be run in accordance with British Rowing's Rowsafe Code of Practice.