The Pairs Head 2018 will be held on Saturday 6 Oct at 3pm.
The race will start at The Boat Race finish post downstream of Chiswick Bridge and finish at Harrods Wall downstream of Hammersmith Bridge.
Pairs Head Notice of Competition
Boat types: 2x & 2-
- Senior: Open, Women; Junior: J16, J18; 2x & 2-
- Masters B-K: Open, Women; 2x & 2-
- Mixed and Mixed Masters B-K; 2x
- 1Lightweight Open and Women; 2x
1The maximum weight for these events is in line with British Rowing rules for the winter period.
For men max weight is 75kg, and for women max weight is 61.5kg. All lightweight competitors must meet this limit; there is no additional average crew weight restriction. Any crew that entering lightweight but fail to weigh in successfully will be moved into the equivalent open weight category.
Weigh in arrangements will be emailed out to entrants.
2Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
The number of pennant winning categories will be entirely dependent on the entries received. This year following pennant categories will be awarded:
Entry fee – £36 per crew
The Pairs Head of the River Race is an annual event proudly managed and run by Barnes Bridge Ladies Rowing Club.
Entries will be open for the 2018 race on Sunday 19th August 2018 and close on Tuesday 18th September, or when 450 entries have been received.
If you have any queries about entries please use our contact form.
The Draw will be published on Thursday 27th September 2018.
Results from previous years:
Each year the Pairs Head committee hold a prize giving at the Civil Service Boathouse, home of both Barnes Bridge Ladies and Cygnet Rowing club.
The 2018 Prize Giving will be held on Sunday 21st October.
Well done all our Pennant Winners in 2017. Thank you to George Nash, for presenting at our Prize Giving 2017. Photos of the event are available to view on our Facebook page.
Anna Roots Trophy
In 2014 the Pairs Head Committee introduced the Anna Roots Trophy for the fastest Women’s Pair. Anna was tragically killed during a charity cycle ride from John O’Groats to Lands End. Anna was a well loved, successful Tideway rower and regular Pairs Head competitor.
2016 – French & Statham – University of London
2015 – Bridget Snaith & Amanda Benson-Skailes – Lea RC
2014 – Sarah Jones & Madeline Foster – Thames RC
Amy Gentry Trophy
In 2013 the Pairs Head Committee introduced the Amy Gentry Trophy for year the fastest Women’s Double Sculls.
This beautiful Trophy, kindly donated by John Langfield and Catti Moss, is a tribute to Amy Gentry, founder of the Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club, celebrated sculler and pioneer of women’s rowing.
2016 – Parfett & Hart-Winks – University of London
2015 – Alice White & Pippa Birch – Composite Star & Arrow and Upper Thames RC
2014 – Debbie Flood & Fran Rawlings – Leander
2013 – Charlotte Taylor & Fran Rawlings – Composite Putney Town and Mortlake Anglian & Alpha RC
Please complete this form to send an enquiry or message to the Pairs Head team.