The course will be the same as previous years, which is a race around the large rock in front of North Berwick (Craigleith). It usually provides a test of the cox's seamanship as well the rowers ability. The race can take anything from 18-25 mins depending on crew and conditions.
Please indicate how many boats you would like to enter for each category, we may not be able to accommodate a second boat in all categories as we are limited in how many boats we can have per race, but we'll manage that once we know the demand for each category.
Note: This year we're going to award the prizes at the Hope Rooms (where we serve teas) shortly after the end of the last race.
Maximum boats we can start in one race is 12, if we get more entries than that, we will split into an A and B race. They will be separate races with first across the line being the winner (rather than using the time to determine winner). Allocation into the A or B race will be influenced by the club's results at Skiffie Worlds for that category.
**60+ and U19 will be handicapped races, meaning you can make up any combination of male or female rowers provided they are within the age category. For the juniors a handicap system will be used for each year band from aged 14 to 18, allowing younger teens to compete fairly against older ones. The handicap system will be used to adjust the times based on gender (and in the case of juniors, also age) and determine winning crew. If you have a 60+ crew and an U19 crew you'll need two boats, or borrow a boat, otherwise enter one category or the other.
Crews racing in “mixed” category events must have at least one male rower in the crew. Not less than half the rowers at any time in the race must be female.