Celebrating 135 Years

Henley Masters

A number of significant changes have been made to the Henley Masters Regatta component on Sunday, July 31, 2016:

  • Club Eligibility Roster: The Club Eligibility Roster rules are now in effect for Henley Masters. Club Eligibility Rosters must be submitted on the deadline listed in the Registration Dates and Deadlines chapter of this website. Late additions to Clubs Eligibility Rosters are now subject to Schedule B late fees.
  • Order of Events and Event categories: be sure to review the new List of Race Events as well as the revised multi-age-category events;
  • Event Entry Caps: every Event now has an entry cap (these are shown on the List of Race Events), which allows us to fix the times of the Finals, which in turn allows you better control of your race schedule. A Wait List Policy will be in effect;
  • Handicaps: Based on the generous feedback received on the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta's inclusion of a handicap system the Henley Commission has implemented a Henley Handicap System (HHS) as recommended by the Competition Committee. Utilizing the Garrett-Zezza System, there will be handicapping within multiple-age-category events. No handicapping will be applied within single-age-category events. When handicapping is being applied, each age category will have a specific handicap based on the median Garrett-Zezza handicap for that age category. Given the nature and specifics of handicapping, the Henley Commission and it's partners support that this the most fair distribution of handicaping; all athletes within the same age category receive the same handicap. You can download a copy of the Henley Handicap System (HHS) here;
  • Late Entries: see Entry, Refund, Wait List & Late Entry Policy;
  • Coxswains: are now required to be weighed in. Additionally, coxswains are now permitted to race both Henley and Henley Masters (as a coxswain only);
  • Weigh-ins: see Rules, Regulations and Policies;
  • Regatta Office: will be open for Masters Only use Saturday, July 30th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Name changes, scratches and late entries (see new Late Entry Policy) deadline is 4:00pm. The Regatta Office will then reopen Sunday, July 31st from 7:30am to 8:30am for scratches and medical name changes only. Please note that due to the introduction of the Henley Handicap System (HHS), in the event of a name change for a handicapped event entry, Sunday’s name changes will only be permitted accompanied by a medical certificate;
  • Masters Training: the course will be open for exclusive Masters Training Saturday, July 30th from 2:30pm to 6:00pm (bottom 1000m) and Sunday, July 31st from 6:00am to 7:00am with all boats off the water by 7:30am. Note that yellow cards will be issued for course violations to any crews training on the course outside of these hours or training in the top 1000m. Henley Masters training and racing course maps can be viewed/downloaded here;
  • Non-Complient Clubs: all participating clubs are required to submit their Schedule A at the close of registration. All participants are also required to have their on-line Waivers completed and digitally signed at the Henley Regatta Registration System at close of registration.

There will be a brief Coaches Meeting prior to racing Sunday, July 31st at 7:00am at the Clerk’s Booth.

Please visit our Daily Calendar section of the website for additional information.


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