Scullers Head 2015
The organising committee has met again to discuss the forecast high winds for London on Saturday and has taken the very difficult decision to call the race off.
THE RACE IS OFF.
We know this will cause immense disappointment to our competitors and supporters, but the forecast wind speeds have been high all week and it was not felt that this was showing any sign of changing significantly for the better.
With wind warnings in place for much of the country we were also aware that longer journeys would also have presented dangers to our travelling competitors.
We considered other options, including shortening the course to finish at Hammersmith, but given that the likely worse section of the course would be the stretch between Harrods and the Mile Post, it was not felt that this was any safer than running it over the full course.
We wanted to wait as long as possible before making this decision, but in the end felt that this was the only decision we could safely make. The organising committee was unanimous in this choice.
(Message posted, 2pm Friday.)
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The Small Print
To ensure that the Scullers Head is not subject to VAT the organisers are obliged by VAT regulations to include the following statement in promotional material for the event – “The Scullers Head is organised by Vesta Rowing Club, a Community Amateur Sports Club, that applies any surplus on the event to further the sport of rowing.”
Thanks to Rachel Clarke for some of our photos above, which we have taken the liberty to cut and treat.