Conditions of Use

Conditions of Entry to the Hurley Regatta

General

  1. The Regatta Committee reserves the right to alter the programme at any time.
  2. Competitors who have a medical condition or who are pregnant should consult their GP before taking part in the Regatta
  3. All entries must be by forename and surname (substitutions must not be made without the permission of the Entries Secretary)
  4. The closing date for entries is late July 2017 - We will specify it nearer the time.
  5. Entries will be accepted in the order in which they are received.
  6. Entry fees for unsuccessful entries (i.e. where a race is has reached its maximum number of entries) will be refunded in full.
  7. Entry to the Regatta meadow for competitors is by wristband only (wristbands will be sent out 1 week before the event).
  8. The signature of a parent or guardian will be deemed by the Regatta Committee as acceptance of the Rules and Conditions of Entry by all parents or guardians of those persons under 18 listed on the entry form.
  9. Competitors must report to the Entries Tent 10 minutes prior to the start of each race. Competitors who are not ready to start when required will be disqualified.
  10. Race rules will be displayed adjacent to the Entries Tent at the Regatta.
  11. All teams must consist of the number of competitors specified on the entry form both at the start and finish of each race.
  12. Hurley Regatta reserves the right to refuse participation in any of the races due to inappropriate behaviour.
  13. Hard shoes must not be worn when competing.
  14. Scull races will be in skiffs. Rudders must be attached.
  15. All competitors must be able to swim at least 50 metres in light clothing, and hereby release the race organisers, their sponsors, agents, staff and officials from any claim for injury or loss though participation in this competition. I acknowledge that we/I compete entirely at our own risk..

Race Eligibility

  1. All competitors may enter a maximum of 5 classes including coxing.
  2. Bath,Tug of War and Raft Race entrants must provide and wear buoyancy aids. Any cox aged under 12 must also wear a buoyancy aid.
  3. The term "Residents" on the entry form means people permanently residing or working in the Parish of Hurley (excluding coxes).
  4. 'The Residents Dongola crew may include 2 non-resident guests.'
  5. Hurley Regatta shall supply all craft and equipment (except buoyancy aids).
  6. Competitors must use the paddles, poles, sculls, baths and boats provided by Hurley Regatta.
  7. Any fault with a boat or equipment after the start of the race is deemed "bad luck".

Dragon Boat Challenge - Entry Terms and Conditions

  1. Crews should consist of a minimum of 12, maximum of 16 paddlers and 1 drummer.
  2. All members of the crew must be over 12 years old on the day of the Regatta.
  3. All competitors must report to the Dragon Boat Area 45 minutes before each heat for safety briefing and checking.
  4. A completed crew list must be handed to the Dragon Boat Marshall before the team's first heat.
  5. All competitors must be able to swim at least 50 metres in light clothing.
  6. All competitors must wear buoyancy aids. Hurley Regatta will provide these.
  7. Although safety cover is provided, all competitors enter at their own risk.
  8. In the event of a capsize, all members of the crew must stay with the boat (which will remain afloat) and await instructions from the helm as per the safety briefing.
  9. Decisions affecting the race are the responsibility of the organisers. Their decision is FINAL.
  10. The race is open to all types of crew: male, female and mixed crews.
  11. Competitors should not enter any other river-based events in the Regatta.
  12. Hurley Regatta reserves the right to refuse participation in any heat due to inappropriate behaviour.
  13. All crews will be helmed by a qualified dragon boat helm supplied by the Regatta.
  14. All instructions given by the helm MUST be obeyed when on the water.
  15. The entry fee includes the use of a dragon boat in each race.
  16. Crews will race in a minimum of two heats before the final.
  17. All crews accepted for entry must abide by the race rules as printed in the programme.
  18. Fees will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis and no refunds will given once the entry has been accepted.
  19. Substitutions are only permitted with the permission of the Dragon Boat Marshall.
  20. As TeamManager, I certify that all of my team members can swim at least 50 metres in light clothing and hereby release the race organisers, their sponsors, agents, staff and officials from any claim for injury or loss though our participation in this competition. I acknowledge that we compete entirely at our own risk.

Raft Race - Entry Terms and Conditions

  1. The raft race is for 4 competitors of which only 2 of the competitors can be between 12 and 18 years of age. No one under 12 is eligible and will not be allowed to race.
  2. Teams must provide and wear lifejackets or buoyancy aids. Teams without buoyancy aids will not be allowed to compete.
  3. Hurley Regatta will provide all the materials needed to build the raft.
  4. Only the wooden paddles provided by Hurley Regatta may be used.
  5. Teams should assemble in the arena at 12:15pm for briefing.
  6. If a member of a team is unavailable due to other race commitments, a substitute may be used.
  7. Raft building will commence at approximately 12:30pm, during the lunch break.
  8. Teams may not supply additional equipment except one knife and an optional flag.
  9. Teams will be asked to move their raft from the arena after approximately one hour and will not be given access to their raft again until 5.00pm.
  10. Teams should assemble in the arena at 4.45pm for race briefing and Judges’ inspection.
  11. After the Judges’ inspection, the rafts will be carried to the river and launched at about 5.30pm, other race finals permitting.
  12. Rafts should be paddled upstream from the launch area to the start.
  13. Teams that are not at the start and ready to race when under starters orders will be disqualified and may be removed from the course.
  14. Crews that do not return and dismantle their rafts to the arena after the race may be disqualified.
  15. The times shown above are provisional and teams must check the times shown in the race programme.