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

Shoreham Rowing Club take impressive 11 wins at home regatta

An outstanding performance from crews at all levels saw the home club take home an impressive 11 wins at Shoreham Regatta on Saturday (28th May), as well as the Grand Aggregate trophy, awarded for points accrued from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes.

Once again, Shoreham’s ladies crews were on top form, with wins coming from the ladies under-16 quad sculls, ladies junior fours, ladies junior pairs, ladies senior fours, ladies senior pairs and an impressive 1-2 in the ladies double sculls. Mostly unbeaten in the first five regattas of the thirteen this season, Shoreham’s women’s crews are looking extremely strong and are favourites to take home each of the women’s championships.

The club’s men’s squads also performed exceptionally well with the men’s junior four of James Tilley, Cian Kennedy, Max Huxtable and James Mouland pushing ahead of Deal to claim another win and tie their race for the championship at 2 all.  Huxtable and Mouland also secured a comfortable win in the men’s junior pairs before Mouland then took his second win of the season in the men’s novice scull.

The regatta also saw Shoreham’s Novice Men’s four of Alex Apps, Alfie Scott, Matt Randall and Eamonn Wilkinson coxed by Max Huxtable win their first ever race in a close contest with a crew from Dover. The young four rowed extremely well, maintaining their composure under pressure to take the win by half a length.

Shoreham’s Garry Saunders then finished off the day with a win in the Vet 40+ single sculls in the afternoon’s bumpy sea conditions.

Shoreham Rowing Club’s vice-captain Sarah Faith says “This was an outstanding performance at our home regatta and well deserved. Our winning crews have shown commitment to their training over the past months and it is great to see them now realising their potential.

“It is exciting to see the club rising to the top in coastal rowing in Kent and Sussex and we are excited to be in with a very real chance to take home the overall Coast Amateur Rowing Association Grand Aggregate at the end of the year.

“The regatta is only possible with the generous help of our volunteers and sponsors, including our main sponsor Shoreham Port, to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks.”

The day’s results saw Shoreham take home the regatta Ladies Aggregate, Junior Aggregate and Grand Aggregate trophies, and sees the club stretch its lead in the CARA Grand Aggregate, awarded to the club which wins the most races over the course of the 13-regatta season.

Results from the day can be seen below:

Event Distance 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Time
Men’s Novice Sculls Canvas Sm Bx Bx HB Dv De 9.24
Men’s Junior Sculls Easy Bx De Dv HB Dv De 8.15
Men’s Senior Sculls Bx De Sm HB Bx Dv
Ladies Double Sculls Easy Sm Sm HB Bx W Dv
Ladies Junior Pairs Easy Sm Bx De Bx De
Men’s Junior Pairs 2L Sm De De Bx HB Bx 8.38
Ladies Senior Pairs Easy Sm De Sm Sm Dv De 8.49
Men’s Senior Pairs Easy Bx F De Bx Bx HB 8.16
Ladies Novice Fours De HB Dv Sm W Sm
Ladies Junior Fours Easy Sm Bx Sm De HB 8.49
Ladies Senior Fours Sm De Sm W Bx 8.45
Men’s Novice Fours 1/2 L Sm Dv W Bx Sm E
Men’s Junior Fours 1 L Sm Bx De De Bx HB 7.38
Men’s J/S Fours De De HB Bx Bx De
Veteran 40+ Fours 2 L Bx Bx HB Sm De Sm 8.00
Veteran 50+ Fours Easy Bx HB Sm De
Men’s Senior Fours 1 L Bx De HB Bx De Sm 7.40
Regattas 2016

Adur Head of the River 2016



We’re pleased to provide further information for the Adur Head of the River Race 2016.

The Adur Head of the River Race is run annually on a strongly tidal section of the river. Run in two divisions either side of the top of the tide, the race is over a 3.5km course through Shoreham town centre to the rowing club located at the mouth of the River Adur. Cost £6/seat.

Closing Date Saturday 27th February 2016: All crews entered must be paid for by the closing date. Please contact Sarah McCorry, our club secretary for more info

For further information including entry details, please visit our event page by clicking here.

Junior Head Race – Saturday 12th March 2016: 

All categories in coastal boats, however entries in river boats are welcome to race for time. Recommended for A crews to increase participation and to allow more crews to race or if more than 3 boats are entered when entries close we will present a prize. Cost £4/seat for Junior Head race. Course approximately 1.5km.

Division 1 – 10.45am Division 2 – 12.15pm Division 3 – 1.45pm
Boys J16 4x+ Girls J16 4x+ J14 Mixed 4x+
Girls J14 1x and 2x Boys J14 1x and 2x J16 Mixed 4+
Girls J16 1x and 2x Boys J16 1x and 2x  J17 Mixed 4+
Girls J18 1x and 2x Boys J18 1x and 2x  J18 Mixed 4+
Head of the Adur Race – Sunday 13th March 2016:

All categories in coastal boats (unless stated), however entries in river boats are welcome to race for time. If there are 3 or more river entries in a category, prizes will be presented.

Division 1 – 1:15 pm Division 2 – 2:45 pm
Mens Senior Fours Ladies Senior Fours
Mens Junior-Senior Fours Ladies Junior Fours
Mens Junior Fours Ladies Novice Fours
Mens Novice Fours Mens Senior Pairs
Veteran 40+ Fours Mens Junior Pairs
Veteran 50 (200 year crew average) Fours Mens Senior Single Sculls
Ladies Senior Pairs Mens Junior Single Sculls
Ladies Junior Pairs Mens Novice Single Sculls

Prizes will be presented in all categories receiving 3 or more entries before the closing date. Categories/statuses receiving insufficient entries will be amalgamated where possible. If 3 or more entries are received in a category not currently available then we will provide prizes and run the event.

Safety Course in pictures

Refreshments, presentation of prizes and changing facilities at Shoreham Rowing Club.


Entry Details

Entrance Fee £6.00 per seat. Account: 31773483 / Sort Code: 09-01-54 or cheques made payable to ‘Shoreham Rowing Club’

Entries to: Sarah McCorry, 11 Larke Close, Shoreham by Sea, BN43 6ED

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Regattas 2016