Champs Eights Head

Sunday 21st May 2017

Thanks to all 116 crews that raced this year and made the event so enjoyable for all involved.Congratulations to Clare M1 for retaining the John Stewart Trophy and to Cantabs Senior Women for winning the Helen Patterson Trophy and for setting a new women’s course record!Some of those without eyes in the boat (or with attentive bank parties!) may have noticed that we had photographers stationed along the course.Photographs taken at the railway bridge can be seen on Flikr and higher quality images requested by contacting the photographer as directed.Photographs taken at the start can be requested hereThe next Eights Head will take place on Sunday 20th May 2018. We hope to see you there! —-Detailed information on the event can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page.John Stewart & Helen Patterson TrophiesFor 2017 we again have prizes and special awards to make it another challenging and entertaining event including:

  • Tankards for category winners – filled with Milton Beer if collected at the prize giving
  • A Magnum of Champagne for breaking the current course records for Mens and Womens crews
  • Awards for fastest men’s and women’s 8s on the day – the John Stewart and the Helen Patterson cups
  • Prizes for the most ‘impressive’ starts
  • Cox awards for judged best line around Ditton Corner
  • Prize-giving (at 16:30) at City Boathouse

Competing crews must carefully read the following documents which are downloadable below:

  • Competitor Info
  • Safety Plan
  • Map of the course

University crews PLEASE NOTE – your ENTRY CATEGORY is your MAYS DIVISION (as of final results of Mays 2016) not your crew position in your boat club eg Mays 3 not 2nd boat. Any crews that will be entering the Getting-on Race are welcome to enter as M5 or W4.Champion of the Thames RC would like to thank Milton Brewery for their support of this event.MBC Logo


Will be found at RowClock after each division is complete

Future Dates

2018 – Sunday 20th May


Course Fastest Times

College Men       (2016 – M Course Record)        – Clare M1 4:22.4College Women (2008 – W Course Record)       – Christs W1    5:07.6CRA Men (2016)                                                      – Cambridge 99 IM3 4:46.8CRA Women (2008)                                               – Composite VetB 5:28.7 

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