Scullers Head Instructions

The instructions for competitors, course map and map of the start and finish illustrating the marshalling that will be in place are all now available here. We apologise they are a little late, due to delays outside our control.

Instructions to competitors Scullers Head 2012

Scullers Head Welfare Policy & Plan

Scullers Head Course Map

Scullers Head Start & Finish Map

Full details of the race are here.

The draw has also been updated to reflect the correct collection points for certain competitors.


Vesta Scullers Head entries update


WarningEntries are arriving thick and fast and there is a strong possibility we will reach our limit before Sunday’s entry deadline. If this happens, priority will be given to paid entries. Please do not wait until the last minute to enter.

Preview of the Vesta Scullers Head Prizes

The fastest male and fastest female will take home one of the wonderful small scull trophies pictured. Also the fastest male and female novices in the 2012 Vesta Scullers Head will be fortunate enough to be awarded new perpetual trophies donated by Tideway Scullers School in memory of esteemed coach, Alec Hodges.

The beautiful Blackstaffe Trophy is perpetual as is awarded to the fastest finisher.

Scullers Head Trophies

Full details of the race are here.

The draw will take place on 26th November, so watch this space!

Christmas Party Saturday 15th Dec Afternoon

Vesta Mulled Wine Christmas Party 2012Vesta’s Christmas Party will be held after outings on Saturday 15th December. This is a change to the original plan so rowers will not be afflicted with heavy hangovers when racing the Remenham Challenge Head on Sunday 16th.

The full details of the day haven’t been finalised yet, but I’d put a bet on mulled wine, mulled cider (if Thea has anything to do with it!), mince pies and there’s talk of a whole stilton cheese and biscuits!

The club will have its Christmas decorations up soon to get you in the mood after the Annual Dinner. All are welcome, young and old, just bring your festive spirit and santa hats.

Next Vesta Bar Quiz -21st November

Gordon has confirmed the next bar quiz will be held on Wednesday 21st November. Follow @vestarowing on Twitter for hints and tips… or in other words get to see the question paper before the exam.  Get your teams together for a prompt start at 8:30pm and a finish as close to 10pm as possible!

Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships 20-21 October 2012 Eton Dorney

Paul Fitzwilliam reports

The first Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships was designed as part GB Trials part National Championships.

With Dorney Lake slowly being returned to its pre-Olympic state, Vesta’s sole representative at this event was Rowan McKellar who was racing in a composite WU19 2x and a composite W 4x with Glasgow RC as a first step in her quest to seek GB U23 selection.

On Saturday, with the Hwt, Lwt, U23 and U19 doubles all racing together as per GB Trials format, the Time Trial didn’t go quite to plan but by the end of the knock out stages Rowan and her lightweight colleague from Glasgow had won the E Final and finished 3rd in the U19 category.

On Sunday Rowan and her three Glasgow crewmates raced the quad and won the C final, finishing 4th in W4x behind Leander and two crews from IC, and 14th overall out of 24 quads.

The next step will be the Open Trials in November in the ergo and in singles.

(My apologies to Rowan for omitting to report on this earlier. Well done and good luck this month! – Cheryl)