Kings Head XXI Regatta on the Schuylkill

  • Hosted By Upper Merion Boat Club
  • 2016 Registered Regatta
1.    Bow Numbers: Bow numbers have been assigned in the order entries were received. The start will be supervised by officials on shore and on the water. Boats will be started at 10 second intervals in Bow Number order.   Crews utilizing the course for practice must be completely off the course by 9:30a.m.

2.    Passing Rules: Any boat being overtaken must move toward the Upper Merion bank of the river.  Overtaking crews must pull out and around and pass on the port side of slower crews.  There is a “No Passing Zone” beginning 100 meters above the railroad bridge through 50 meters past the railroad bridge.   Upon approaching the Railroad Bridge crews must point and align their boats to Lane 1, 2, or 3 and shout their commitment, “LANE X,” three times upon entering the “No Passing Zone.”  An overtaking crew committed to the same lane must follow at a distance of at least one boat length until safely clear of the bridge.

3.    Prizes: Specially commissioned King’s Head Medals will be awarded to each individual of the winning crews when race results are confirmed and official.  First and 2nd place medals will be awarded in races having at least four entries.   First place medals only in races with a minimum of two entries.  No medals will be awarded in races with only one entry.