This years race takes place on Saturday the 23rd of March 2024 over two divisions starting at 09:15am and 10:45am.

The Head of the Adur

The Head of the Adur is hosted at Shoreham Rowing Club and is run over a 3.5km course from the “Toll Bridge” in Shoreham, through Shoreham Town centre and to the mouth of the River Adur.

The Adur head is open to all coastal and river rowers. Owing to the large tidal range at Shoreham and commercial port at the mouth of the river, and the number of moored boats on the course, small boats should only be experienced rowers capable of navigating the course.

The race is held over 2 divisions, either side of high water. To allow fair competition and continuation of course records, the divisions are splits as follows:

Division 1 – against the tide

Mens Fours:4+ (All status’) 4x (All status’ and juniors)
Womens Small Boats1x 2x2-

Division 2 – with the tide

Women’s Fours 4+ (All status’) 4x (All status’ and juniors)
Men’s Small Boats 1x 2x 2-

2024 Event Entries and start order


Adur Head Course and Safety info in pictures (updated 2023)

Adur Head Course Records

Previous Results: Regatta Archive

Recent Race History:

Notes and Information to competitors:

2022 Race Info