What’s on this weekend: London’s Sculling

Thames

Henley Sculls Head

The 2011 Henley Sculls Head takes place on Saturday, covering a 3000-metre course on the River Thames.

Racing begins at 10.30am, with Men’s and Women’s Quads, Coxed Quads, and Double Sculls events in all age categories.

The single scullers take to the water at 12pm, with the Elite Men’s and Women’s Singles leading a packed afternoon of Senior, Junior, and Masters events.

The Henley Sculls course begins at Greenlands country house, Henley-on-Thames, and ends at the Henley Royal Regatta finish.

Just under 500 crews have entered Saturday’s event, with over 700 rowers taking to the Thames.

For more information, visit www.henleyopenevents.co.uk.

Teddington Small Boats Head

Sharing the Thames with the Henley Sculls Head on Saturday is the Teddington Small Boats Head, organised by the Walbrook Rowing Club and Skiff Club.

The Head will see events for all boat sizes – including J14 and 13 Octuple Sculls – contested by close to 200 men, women, juniors and masters crews.

The 4800m course begins at Dittons Skiff Club, Hampton Court, and finishes at Steven’s Eyot.

For more information, visit www.walbrookrc.co.uk.

Docklands Small Boats Head

Over in East London, the London Regatta Centre plays host to the 2011 Docklands Head, which takes place on Sunday morning.

Organised by Poplar Blackwall & District Rowing Club, the Docklands Head takes place on a 2000m straight course with events in all senior, junior, and masters categories.

Events start at 9.30am, with over 180 crews set to take part.

For more information, see the official poster.

North West

Northwich Autumn Head

Sunday will also see rowers from the North West converge in Cheshire for the 2011 Northwich Autumn Head of the River Race.

The annual event covers a 2350m course on the River Weaver, offering races for Single Sculls, Coxed Fours, Double Sculls, and Quads.

Over 300 crews have entered the event, which starts at 9.30am on Sunday and is run by Northwich Rowing Club.

For more information, visit www.northwichrowing.co.uk.

West Midlands

Stourport Small Boats Head

Over 120 crews are set to do battle on the River Severn on Sunday, at the Stourport Small Boats Head.

The 2011 event will be run across two divisions – starting at 11am and 2pm – and offers racing across men’s, women’s, juniors, and masters categories in Single Sculls, Coxed and Uncoxed Fours, Coxed and Uncoxed Quads, Doubles, and Pairs.

The course covers 4,500m of the River Severn, offering several viewing points for spectators along the route.

For more information, as well as a map of the course, visit www.stourportbc.co.uk.

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