Women's Eight Head of the River Race

The PLA flag has unfortunately changed to Red which means that we have no choice but to cancel the race. We are as disappointed as you are.

Please bear with us over the next few days. We know that the question of refunds will be on many people’s minds. We cannot give any answers until we have confirmed details. Please don’t chase us for this – we have a lot of work still to do and we will let you know as soon as we can.

The PLA flag is currently Yellow but there is a high chance that it may turn to Red at their next review at 6am tomorrow morning. If that happens then unfortunately the race will be cancelled as it is a condition of our use of the river that we will not run the race under a Red flag. We will confirm the situation here and via social media as soon as we can after 6am. If possible, please check before setting off for the race. Obviously, we hope that the race will still be on but it is now out of our control.

Please can all competitors note that the Yellow flag signifies strong fluvial flows. This will make marshalling more challenging than usual. It also means that everyone should prepare for the row to the start (and home afterwards) to take longer than usual and therefore allow significantly more time when boating.

The start marshals will also be leaving slightly larger gaps than usual between crews, so listen carefully to their instructions.