If you're new to the Tideway please read this excellent article on what to expect.
Bring wellies (and ideally a wallah) if you don't want cold, wet feet.
Please boat promptly at your allotted time as there are always lots of boats to get afloat.
Always join the queue for boating with your bows facing forward unless otherwise instructed.
Please don't cover the hard in blades, it slows boating down and they may get damaged.
Portable toilets are provided on Duke's Meadows for most big Head Races. Further toilets facilities as well as showers are available in the Boat House
Refreshments can be purchased from the BBLRC stall in front of the boathouse.
Litter bins are provided, please use them – or take your litter home with you.
For most heads we charge a small boating fee – to cover costs.
This fee is not a deposit and should be paid in cash when collecting your race numbers. No boating fee, no number
Once the boat limit is reached the hard will be closed for boating:
|Boat class||Boating fee||Boat Limit|
|Singles||no fee||80 boats|
|Pairs/Doubles||£5 / crew||80 crews|
|Fours/Quads||£10 / crew||60 crews|
|Eights||£20 / crew||
Please click on the diagram below to enlarge for detailed parking/rigging/boating instructions.
Please note that the local authority are becoming increasingly strict about traffic and parking on Duke's Meadows during Head Races.
Marshals are in place to helps so please obey their instructions: they are not trying to be obstructive but are trying to ensure that Duke's Meadows remains open for Head Race boating by meeting the council's requirements. You cooperation and understanding is much appreciated.
Before you put on BROE that you intend to boat from the Civil Service Boathouse for a Head Race, you should request permission from the Boating Co-ordinator. Please use the form below.
For Schools Head boating enquiries do not contact Cygnet or BBLRC nor use the form below.
Please contact Emanuel School: Maks.Orzel[at]emanuel.org.uk