Pennants & Trophies

There are 18 pennants on offer at this year’s Race. Winning crews celebrate their successes at the official prizegiving which is held on the day of the racing in Putney. All supporters are welcome.

This page is just a summary list: if you are entering a crew or racing please make sure you have read the official criteria for each Pennant.

From time to time the Committee will need to make changes and we reserve the right to change any of the below at our discretion. In the event of any contradiction, the criteria set out in the official document will have precedence.

Head Pennant

Awarded to the crew which covers the course in the fastest time.

2nd Place

Awarded to the crew which covers the course in the 2nd fastest time.

3rd Place

Awarded to the crew which covers the course in the 3rd fastest time.

Club Pennant

The Club Pennant is awarded to the highest placed British club crew.

Medium Club Pennant

The Medium Club Pennant is awarded to the highest placed crew from a British club which has a medium sized racing membership (as defined by WEHoRR’s published index). List of medium clubs for 2020.

Small Club Pennant

The Small Club Pennant is awarded to the highest placed crew from a British club which has a small racing membership (as defined by WEHoRR’s published index). List of small clubs for 2020.

Provincial Club Pennant

The Provincial Club Pennant is awarded to any single British Club, outside the M25 and not located on the River Thames.

University Pennant

The University Pennant is awarded to highest placed crew from a single higher education institute.

Overseas Pennant

The Overseas Pennant is awarded to the highest placed Overseas crew (including Irish crews).

School/Junior Pennant

The Schools/Junior Pennant is awarded to the highest placed school or junior crew.

Masters Pennant

The Masters Pennant is awarded to the highest placed masters crew after adjustments of time handicap.

Senior Pennant

The Senior Pennant is awarded to the highest place crew whose crew members are all below ‘international standard’ as defined in the detailed rules.

Challenge Academic Pennant

The Challenge Academic Pennant is awarded to the highest place crew whose crew members have been rowing for over 2 years, and have not reached the late stages of significant national competitions as defined in the detailed rules.

Challenge Pennant

The Challenge Pennant is awarded to the highest place crew whose crew members have been rowing for over 2 years, and have not reached the late stages of significant national competitions as defined in the detailed rules.

Beginner Academic (A) Pennant

The Beginner Academic Pennant is awarded to the highest placed university or school crew whose crew members started rowing after 1st March 2017.

Beginner Pennant

The Beginner Pennant is awarded the highest placed club, composite club or junior club crew whose members started rowing after 1st March 2017.

HM Forces Pennant

The HM Forces Pennant is awarded to the highest placed Services crew.

Fin Trophy

The Fin Trophy is awarded to a crew that demonstrates the values of the WEHoRR.

If you have any questions please click here to go to the Pennants FAQ page.