Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by David Biddulp » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 18:20:42


The latest victim of the adverse conditions on the Thames is this Saturday's
Walton SBH.

The cancellation notice is on Walton's website, and is linked from mine but
the latter is out of action, apparently because of maintenance work by
BTinternet.  The alternative compuserve address
(http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/david_biddulph/) is available,
however.
--
David Biddulph
Rowing web pages at
http://www.biddulph.org.uk/ (out of action this morning)
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/david_biddulph/

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by kdav.. » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 19:21:19

Quote:

> The latest victim of the adverse conditions on the Thames is this Saturday's
> Walton SBH.

> The cancellation notice is on Walton's website, and is linked from mine but
> the latter is out of action, apparently because of maintenance work by
> BTinternet.  The alternative compuserve address
> (http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/david_biddulph/) is available,
> however.
> --
> David Biddulph
> Rowing web pages at
> http://www.biddulph.org.uk/ (out of action this morning)
> http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/david_biddulph/

Walton website:
http://www.waltonrow.co.uk/

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by booki » Fri, 08 Dec 2006 23:43:38

Quote:

> The latest victim of the adverse conditions on the Thames is this Saturday's
> Walton SBH.

hoorah!!! now I can spend the whole day at the national cat show at
Olympia instead, marvellous. does anyone know if the tideway small
boats head is happening on the 17th?

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by David Jilling » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 00:51:30

According to Sooty's 2006 calendar the Tideway Small Boats is cancelled.
Might as well put my single away until the spring now - there's nowhere to
race it until April as far as I can see.


Quote:


>> The latest victim of the adverse conditions on the Thames is this
>> Saturday's
>> Walton SBH.

> hoorah!!! now I can spend the whole day at the national cat show at
> Olympia instead, marvellous. does anyone know if the tideway small
> boats head is happening on the 17th?

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by Sara » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 01:12:31

Quote:

> According to Sooty's 2006 calendar the Tideway Small Boats is cancelled.
> Might as well put my single away until the spring now - there's nowhere to
> race it until April as far as I can see.

all the more frustrating to have injured myself in time for the
scullers head last weekend...

Tideway small boats didn't happen last year either and think it fell
foul (similar to the TSS scullers head) of the stringent rules on
safety / supervision / following navigation pattern if racing on an
open Tideway (versus the cost of a river closure!) - I think the newly
resurected QBC head in Feb is also having trouble with this... Martin
care to correct me?

it is such a shame, when the up river races are cursed by the weather
and the tideway is cursed by bureucracy - the end result is no racing
for us without travelling hundreds of miles...

I'm eyeing up Boston in Janurary.... never thought that would be
appealing ! also does anyone know if the Thames Valley head trial take
singles? last year it was only crew boats...

Sarah

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by martin.. » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 01:26:00

Quote:

> Tideway small boats didn't happen last year either and think it fell
> foul (similar to the TSS scullers head) of the stringent rules on
> safety / supervision / following navigation pattern if racing on an
> open Tideway (versus the cost of a river closure!) - I think the newly
> resurected QBC head in Feb is also having trouble with this... Martin
> care to correct me?

Well I'm currently sitting here with just about everything crossed
waiting for some feedback. Whilst the Code of Practice is a worthy
tome, it is a tad detailed to keep in your head as a safety advisor or
as a bow steers just out for a paddle. Imagine trying to get a race
threaded through its red tape !

If its approved it will be the first (and potentially only) Tideway
head to raced without a river closure. I think the ideas kindly
provided to me by a cretain Mr Collingwood may get it ok'd to proceed

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by Phil » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 01:26:09

Quote:
> I'm eyeing up Boston in Janurary.... never thought that would be
> appealing ! also does anyone know if the Thames Valley head trial take
> singles? last year it was only crew boats...

> Sarah

Head of the Avon Gorge (January) - fabulous scenery, under the Clifton
Suspension bridge, 4.5 miles or so on the Avon at Bristol.

Phil.

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by ncmorr.. » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 02:20:46

Quote:

> According to Sooty's 2006 calendar the Tideway Small Boats is cancelled.
> Might as well put my single away until the spring now - there's nowhere to
> race it until April as far as I can see.

You could try Peterborough Head of the Nene on 3rd February. 1st
division is for small boats:

http://www.peterboroughcityrowing.co.uk/events.html

Cheers,
Nick

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by ncmorr.. » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 02:22:29

Quote:

> According to Sooty's 2006 calendar the Tideway Small Boats is cancelled.
> Might as well put my single away until the spring now - there's nowhere to
> race it until April as far as I can see.

You could try Peterborough Head of the Nene on 3rd February. 1st
division is for small boats:

http://www.peterboroughcityrowing.co.uk/events.html

Cheers,
Nick

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by Christopher Anto » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 04:20:02


Quote:
> According to Sooty's 2006 calendar the Tideway Small Boats is cancelled.
> Might as well put my single away until the spring now - there's nowhere to
> race it until April as far as I can see.

Well there are out of the Thames region. Stourport Winter Head and Boston
Head come to mind and I'm sure there's more.
 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by booki » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 10:16:57

Quote:



> > According to Sooty's 2006 calendar the Tideway Small Boats is cancelled.
> > Might as well put my single away until the spring now - there's nowhere to
> > race it until April as far as I can see.

> Well there are out of the Thames region. Stourport Winter Head and Boston
> Head come to mind and I'm sure there's more.

mmmm....a few thoughts from moi about all the heads mentioned so far...
Peterborough head of the Nene: long way to go fromthe tideway for just
one 3km race in a single as they only allow singles in one division,
unless you can persuade/pay/blackmail 3 others to do a 4x with you in
the 2nd division (also 3km I think) or get 7 others and a small person
to do an 8 for the 5km last divsion. If they let you do singles in the
first 2 divisions then great, I'd be up for that..(anyone from
peterborough reading this?)

Boston: not been there, tempted as the course is hardly a challenge
steering-wise, last 3km of the gb trials course isn't it? but again i
*think* that there is just one division so a long way for some of us in
the thames valley (usually about 3 hrs driving to get there if memory
serves me well)

stourport winter head: ok, 3 divisions, i think you can race anything
in any division but they may have changed that since I last did that
(2001) about 4 km with the stream, generally well organised from what i
remember too. Only glitch was when some jokers capsized a coxed 4
whilst marshalling up at the start and the division was delayed whilst
they were rescued.

did someone ask about the thames valley head? i thought they did allow
1x but to be honest do you really want to race 1900m on dorney lake
when you will probably be racing side by side there every other weekend
come the regatta season. Not for me really

what else is there?
cambridge head-2-head in january sometime (20th?) organised and run by
the fabulous city of cambridge rowing club, last bastion of supreme
oarsmanship and athletic excellence, ahem... basically you do 2
headraces end to end, 2x2.6km as far as I know, 3 divisions all
scheduled for the morning so you can be finished and in the pub just in
time before they stop taking orders for lunch (they have their
priorities straight at CCRC; beer and pies before everything). i am
sure they will accept entries for everything, in any division, they
would probably let you race a bath tub with riggers stuck on the side
if you asked and paid the entry fee.

city of bristol head has 1x too, happens late feb, 3.5km, never been
there, think there is more than one division, not sure really.
norwich head about that time too, they prob take 1x, god knows how long
it will take to get there from london though.
does worcester head take 1x? have done that one in march in a four but
don't remember whether there was anything smaller than a 4 racing.
looking even further ahead there is bedford sbh in april but even
though they have multiple divisions, a nice bar, instant results, and a
great cake stand at the bedford schools boathouse I don't think I will
do it in my 1x again for one reason: the bridges, too much stress for
one small person.

of course none of this is taking into account whether or not you are
likely to get any other competition in your category at any of these
events or whether you will have driven to the other side of
nowheres-ville only to be the only overpointed saddo racing by yourself
in elite, but that is a whole other issue entirely.

why does everything t'other side of xmas have to revolve around 8s? it
is soooooo unfair on those of us who smell and have no mates.

B

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by kdav.. » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 17:38:31

Quote:




> > > According to Sooty's 2006 calendar the Tideway Small Boats is cancelled.
> > > Might as well put my single away until the spring now - there's nowhere to
> > > race it until April as far as I can see.

> > Well there are out of the Thames region. Stourport Winter Head and Boston
> > Head come to mind and I'm sure there's more.
> mmmm....a few thoughts from moi about all the heads mentioned so far...
> Peterborough head of the Nene: long way to go fromthe tideway for just
> one 3km race in a single as they only allow singles in one division,
> unless you can persuade/pay/blackmail 3 others to do a 4x with you in
> the 2nd division (also 3km I think) or get 7 others and a small person
> to do an 8 for the 5km last divsion. If they let you do singles in the
> first 2 divisions then great, I'd be up for that..(anyone from
> peterborough reading this?)

> Boston: not been there, tempted as the course is hardly a challenge
> steering-wise, last 3km of the gb trials course isn't it? but again i
> *think* that there is just one division so a long way for some of us in
> the thames valley (usually about 3 hrs driving to get there if memory
> serves me well)

> stourport winter head: ok, 3 divisions, i think you can race anything
> in any division but they may have changed that since I last did that
> (2001) about 4 km with the stream, generally well organised from what i
> remember too. Only glitch was when some jokers capsized a coxed 4
> whilst marshalling up at the start and the division was delayed whilst
> they were rescued.

> did someone ask about the thames valley head? i thought they did allow
> 1x but to be honest do you really want to race 1900m on dorney lake
> when you will probably be racing side by side there every other weekend
> come the regatta season. Not for me really

> what else is there?
> cambridge head-2-head in january sometime (20th?) organised and run by
> the fabulous city of cambridge rowing club, last bastion of supreme
> oarsmanship and athletic excellence, ahem... basically you do 2
> headraces end to end, 2x2.6km as far as I know, 3 divisions all
> scheduled for the morning so you can be finished and in the pub just in
> time before they stop taking orders for lunch (they have their
> priorities straight at CCRC; beer and pies before everything). i am
> sure they will accept entries for everything, in any division, they
> would probably let you race a bath tub with riggers stuck on the side
> if you asked and paid the entry fee.

> city of bristol head has 1x too, happens late feb, 3.5km, never been
> there, think there is more than one division, not sure really.
> norwich head about that time too, they prob take 1x, god knows how long
> it will take to get there from london though.
> does worcester head take 1x? have done that one in march in a four but
> don't remember whether there was anything smaller than a 4 racing.
> looking even further ahead there is bedford sbh in april but even
> though they have multiple divisions, a nice bar, instant results, and a
> great cake stand at the bedford schools boathouse I don't think I will
> do it in my 1x again for one reason: the bridges, too much stress for
> one small person.

> of course none of this is taking into account whether or not you are
> likely to get any other competition in your category at any of these
> events or whether you will have driven to the other side of
> nowheres-ville only to be the only overpointed saddo racing by yourself
> in elite, but that is a whole other issue entirely.

> why does everything t'other side of xmas have to revolve around 8s? it
> is soooooo unfair on those of us who smell and have no mates.

> B

Great post!
 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by Phil » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 17:53:21

<snip>

Quote:

> city of bristol head has 1x too, happens late feb, 3.5km, never been
> there, think there is more than one division, not sure really.

<snip>> B

Three divisions ( 1100, 1300, 1500 usually), still water
level-controlled (ie/ won't be flooded off). Easy trip up the M4 from
the smoke.

Phil.

www.bristolrowing.co.uk

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by JK » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 18:20:55

Maidstone Small Boats Head is trying to reschedule for mid-January
(prob. 14th). 2500m upstream. 3 divisions.

A few challenging bends. Can't close river so relies on goodwill of the
local cruisers and sightseeing boats.

Towpathed for whole course.

Local clubs normally provide some opposition in S2 1x, S3 1x and Nov
1x, reasonable veteran scene too. The cancelled event had strong
entries in coxed fours.

No quads or coxless fours due to the bends.

Just off M20, so on a good day only 1.5 hours from Tideway.

Entry is capped to around 190 boats, so about 60 per division.

Christmas Shopping for other halves at Fremlin Walk etc.

No bar!

Email me if you have any queries. Will post confirmation of event as
soon as I know that it is going ahead.

JK

 
 
 

Walton SBH cancelled (UK)

Post by TidewayUmpir » Sat, 09 Dec 2006 18:24:29

Martin wrote "cretain Mr Collingwood "

Careful how you pronounce this!!!!  :]

Quote:

> > Tideway small boats didn't happen last year either and think it fell
> > foul (similar to the TSS scullers head) of the stringent rules on
> > safety / supervision / following navigation pattern if racing on an
> > open Tideway (versus the cost of a river closure!) - I think the newly
> > resurected QBC head in Feb is also having trouble with this... Martin
> > care to correct me?

> Well I'm currently sitting here with just about everything crossed
> waiting for some feedback. Whilst the Code of Practice is a worthy
> tome, it is a tad detailed to keep in your head as a safety advisor or
> as a bow steers just out for a paddle. Imagine trying to get a race
> threaded through its red tape !

> If its approved it will be the first (and potentially only) Tideway
> head to raced without a river closure. I think the ideas kindly
> provided to me by a cretain Mr Collingwood may get it ok'd to proceed