Autumn Head Races

Autumn Long Distance Sculling Head Races

Each Autumn on the Thames and South East a number of sculling ‘Head’ races take place. These are time trials over courses varying in time from about 15 to 20 minutes.

The emphasis is on single sculling as if you are effective in a single, you are quite likely to also be in a crew boat.

We have selected a number of events that are good to row in, easy to watch and cycle along side.

You will need to be a member of British Rowing for us to enter you, so if you are not please can you join soon.

These events fill up fast (there can be 500 entries) so you will need to let us know in advance.

Maidstone is very suitable for juniors, and we will prioritise boats for juniors here. Most of the Thames events include crew sculling categories, so if your single sculling is not strong enough we will still try to get you on the water.

As a rough rule of thumb, if you can single scull independently and continuously to the lock gates and back, then you will be able to complete the course at Maidstone.

If you can scull independently, continuously and at a pressure for a lap of the river then you should be fine to enter other events in a single.

Maidstone Autumn Small Boats Head Sunday 2nd October

Burway Small Boats Head Saturday 8th October

Weybridge Silver Sculls Saturday 22nd October

Henley Sculls Head Saturday 5th November

Fours Head (Advanced) Saturday 12th November

Hampton Small Boats Head (Juniors only) Saturday 19th November

Walton Small Boats Head Saturday 10th December

Regattas 2016

Got Olympic Fever? Come and join our rowing taster day!

Have you been inspired by Rio 2016? Fancy trying something new? To those who have never rowed or have not rowed in the last 10 years, why not join our 2016 open day…

This is your chance to try out rowing, and is the perfect taster experience for all budding rowers. There are 3 ways to get involved:

2016 Events:

1. Row to Race! – Enter a crew of four adults (over 18s only) who have never rowed before. We will provide qualified coaches to teach you as much as we can in two 1 hour sessions on the water as well as time on the indoor rowing machines over the course of the day. We’ll then get you racing for the prestigious title of Shoreham Rowing Club Open Day Champions 2016. £15.00 per person to enter. What’s more, the winners gain entry into the Open Day Cup race where you’ll pit yourselves against 2 experienced crews from Shoreham Rowing Club!!

2. Try a Row! – Simply come along and sign up on the day and we’ll (numbers dependent) drop you into a boat with some experienced rowers and a coach and you’ll get some time to see if you might like rowing. Free! (small donation to the club encouraged!)

3. Race an Erg! – Come along and sign up to our rowing machine competition. A 250m sprint race on an indoor rowing machine (ergometer) in which you’ll have the chance to see how you compare to the best we have to offer in 5 categories: Open Male, Open Female, Junior Males and Junior Females (under 18) and Mixed Under-14s.

Open Day Itinerary:

8.30 – Arrive at the Club

9.00am – Crew registration

9.15am – Safety briefing

9.30am – 11.30am/12.00 – 2pm – Training

Crews will be split into groups for instruction and training. Swapping between boat knowledge, the rowing stroke on a machine and then some time in a boat on the water

11.30-12.00pm– BBQ and lunch – a BBQ and some sandwiches will be on sale

2.00pm – Racing!

Crews will race against one another in heats and semi finals and a final (4 boats per heat)

3.30pm – Prize giving for 1st and 2nd place crews will be given out.

Bar will remain open until 5pm


Download your application form here: 

Novices- Open Day, and Training:  SRC Fun regatta entry form 2016


E-mail contact for entries and further information:

Thomas Faith