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The Head of the River, Saturday 15 March, Thames Tideway


The Head of the River takes place in March each year from Mortlake to Putney - the Oxford-Cambridge boat race course in reverse. It usually begins about 2 hours after high tide, and crews start at about 10 second intervals.

Since 1979, entries have been limited to 420 crews. The 2007 event was cancelled through high winds. Only 45 crews started.

Head of the River pennant: awarded with plaque and medals to the fastest crew
Vernon Trophy: awarded to the fastest Tideway club crew
Page Trophy: awarded to the fastest club crew on the Thames above the Tideway
Jackson Trophy: awarded to the fastest non-Thames ARA club crew
Services Pennant: awarded to crews from HM Armed Forces
Churcher Trophy: awarded to university crews
Halladay Trophy: awarded to university crews at or below Senior 2 status
Overseas Entrants Trophy: awarded to overseas crews

Pennants are also awarded to the fastest S1, S2, S3, S4, Novice and Lightweight crews

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