Champs Eights Head 19th May 2019

Thank you to all competitors who raced in Champion of the Thames RC Champs Eights Head on Sunday 19th May 2019. Divisions were at 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00 with racing on a 1450m course from the Plough to the site of the former Penny Ferry pub.

Congratulations to Newnham W1 and Caius M1 who both broke the course records and took home magnums of champagne (as well as prizes for the most impressive starts). Full results and links to race photos can be found via the event page.

John Stewart and Helen Patterson Trophies awarded to the fastest Men’s and Women’s Crews

Champs Eights Head 2018

Champion of the Thames RC will be running Champs Eights Head on Sunday 20th May 2018. Divisions are at 12:00, 13:30 and 15:00 with racing on a 1450m course from the Plough to the site of the former Penny Ferry pub.

Fastest Women’s Crew 2018 and Course Record Holders

Fastest Men’s Crew 2018







Entries are accepted in the following categories:

College Mens 8s:        Mays Divisions M1, 2, 3, 4, 5 + GoR

College Womens 8s:   Mays Divisions W1, 2, 3, 4 + GoR

CRA 8s:                    Championship, Club A, Club B, Novice, Masters, Junior

College crews, please note that your category is the division in which your boat will start in this year’s May bumps (e.g. Trinity Hall women’s first boat will race in the W2 category).

CRA crews, event categories are defined as per criteria set out in CRA winter league races (see the eights head page for full details).


As usual we will be awarding tankards to category winners (if collected at the prize giving these come with a complimentary fill of Milton Brewery beer). The fastest crews will also be awarded the John Stewart (Men’s) or Helen Patterson (Women’s) Trophy. Additionally we will have tankards for Champion Coxes awarded based on lines taken around Ditton corner, and crew awards for the best start as judged plus the opportunity to take home a Magnum of Champagne for the fastest crew that breaks the current course record.

Entries will be accepted though our online entry form

Entries will close at 6pm on Wednesday 16th May.

£8/seat (£64/crew) if payment received on or before Wednesday 16th May

£9/seat (£72/crew) for payments received from Thursday 17th May until the morning of the race.

Any queries, please contact the event organiser Jen Bromley:



CCJSH 2018 – Cancelled

It is with heavy heart  that the event committee have come to the decision to cancel Sunday’s event in its entirety due to the forecast conditions.

The forecast hasn’t changed enough for racing to be safely possible. We will be expecting a strong flow on the river due to recent rainfall, coupled with a strong, gusting wind in the opposite direction which will lead to white horses on the more exposed parts of the course. Add this to the low temperatures with additional wind chill and likely snow which will make conditions on the bank difficult at the landing stages and on the towpath, we feel that the risk to competitor’s and coaches safety is too high to proceed.

We will be issuing refunds minus a 10% levy which we are keeping to cover event overheads that we cannot recoup (equipment hire, facilities hire and first aid cover).

If you are yet to pay your race fee, please do so for 10% of your entries.

Thank you for your understanding, the 2019 event is scheduled for Sunday March 10th and we hope that you will all be able to join us then.

Jen, Sam & Carole

CCJSH 2018 Event Committee