Wolfson College Boat Club, Oxford

Michaelmas Novice Regatta 2020

The Michaelmas Novice Regatta is a one-off rowing tournament for novice crews at the University of Oxford, organised by Wolfson College Boat Club, Linacre College Boat Club, and OURCs. This year, weather permitting, we’re hoping to give novices their first taste of competitive rowing despite the pandemic. The event will be held from Wednesday to Saturday of 7th week in Michaelmas Term (25-28th November 2020) on the Isis in Oxford. You can contact us under the official regatta email address: wcbc.ox.regattas@gmail.com.

Racing Format

The Regatta shall be raced in stern-coxed eights over a side-by-side course of 500m. The regatta is a knock out competition with first round losers entering a time-trial repechage from which the fastest crews will advance to the Third Round. Racing will be scheduled to take place from 12 noon til dusk each day (11am til dusk on Saturday). The draw and schedule will be published soon after entries close. There will be very little flexibility in the draw after entries close so please tell us about any insuperable availability issues on your entry notes before the scratch deadline. The draw and schedule will be carefully developed to minimise congestion in boating areas, which is vital to running a Covid-Secure event, so late changes will probably not be possible.

Expected Dates for the 2020 Regatta

Saturday 31st October (3rd week) Event Plan and Rules published
Monday 2nd November (4th week) Entries open
Monday 16th Nov. (6th Week) Entries close (noon)
Wednesday 18th Nov. (6th Week) Coxing Briefing (7:30pm, MS Teams)
Thursday 19th Nov. (6th Week) Payments and scratch deadline

Monday 23rd Nov (7th Week) Marshalling briefing (7:30pm, MS Teams)
Wednesday 25th Nov. (7th Week) Racing from 12:00 to dusk
Thursday 26th Nov. (7th Week) Racing from 12:00 to dusk
Friday 27th Nov. (7th Week) Racing from 12:00 to dusk
Sat, 28th Nov. (7th Week) Final day of racing from 11:00 to dusk