The 2018 Race
The 2018 edition of the Vets Head took place on Sunday March 25, 2018 (somewhat unusually, this was the day after the University Boat Races, not after the Men’s Head).
The race was run over the traditional course, from University Stone Mortlake to Putney on the ebb tide.
The results are available (with intermediate times to Hammersmith Bridge).
About the race
The Vesta Veterans’ International Eights Head of the River Race is a rowing race held annually on the River Thames over the Championship Course. The direction in which the event is raced changes from year to year, dependent on the time of the tides: ideally it is raced from Mortlake to Putney but other years it will be raced the other way. It is open to veteran (now known as masters) eights (and quads), who race in categories determined by the average ages of the eight rowers. The race generally takes place on the day following the Head of the River Race.
Any questions, please contact the entries secretaries by email here.
The Small Print
To ensure that the Veterans’ Head of the River Race is not subject to VAT the organisers are obliged by VAT regulations to include the following statement in promotional material for the event – “The Vets Head is organised by Vesta Rowing Club, an amateur sports club, that applies any surplus on the event to further the sport of rowing.”
Photos on this page kindly provided by Ben Rodford Photography.