United Hospitals BC
Informal time trial
Subject to the local coronavirus alert level being reduced to 3 and the BR rowing level returning to level 3.
Crews should present themselves to the marshal at the start between 11:00-13:00 (exact time TBC)
Please note that this informal time trial is being provided as an opportunity to assist training. United Hospitals BC will provide facilities for timing individual crews but this should not be seen as a competition and racing between crews will not be monitored or encouraged.
All crews must ensure that they follow the standard navigation for the upper Tideway at all times in accordance with the Tideway Code: https://www.boatingonthethames.co.uk/assets/Tideway%20Code_Digital%20(web).pdf
All crews must ensure that they follow their club and boathouse guidelines for reducing risks of transmission of coronavirus, in accordance with the latest version of the British Rowing guidelines at https://www.britishrowing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/201120-Managing-COVID-19-v8-1.pdf
United Hospitals BC would like to make it clear that the participation of any crew in this informal time trial is at their own risk.
There will not be any formal safety provision nor race monitors. Crews should treat this time trial as essentially a normal training outing.
There will be a marshal at the start, and a timing team at start and finish.
All crews should report to the marshal at the start before proceeding upriver prior to turning. Failure to do so may mean that the crew will not be timed. Crews should present themselves to the start marshal between 11:00 and 13:00. If you are outside these times then it may not be possible to include you in the timing.
There will not be any formal marshalling of crews but please wait line astern behind any other crew reporting in to the marshal and proceed upriver line astern, turning one crew after the other.
The start will be just below the Syon Park Pavillion (Pink Lodge) and the finish will be at the University of London boathouse.
The timing teams will use the six figure boat ID so please make sure your boat ID is clearly visible on both sides of the boat.
Normal rules of navigation will apply throughout. All crews must adhere to all aspects of the restricted zones at Kew.
Although there will not be any race monitors, penalties may be applied for failure to adhere to the Tideway code or baulking other crews.
At the finish crews returning to ULBH must turn promptly to Middlesex provided that there are no powered vessels proceeding upriver. Other crews proceed downriver in accordance with the Tideway Code.