Maidstone Small Boats Head

The scheduled Maidstone Small Boats Head will not take place on Sunday September 20th due to the covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully the spring event may be able to take place.

Race details.

4 divisions at 9.00am, 10.45am, 12.30pm and 2.15pm.

The event is rowed over a course of approximately 2500 meters upstream from Allington to Maidstone and is run under British Rowing Rules of Racing, MSBH Rules and takes account of the guidance laid out in Row Safe. The race is open to all BR registered clubs and all competitors must be BR registered with RACE level membership.

Event Classes:

Senior, Junior, Masters

Boat types:

4+, 4x+ (no coxless quads or fours are allowed), 2x, 2-, 1x. All boat types available in all events except mixed (no 2- or 1x).


Senior; Open and Women. Crews will be grouped into event classes using their Crew Ranking Index points (If a crew is unable to be grouped with others of a similar CRI they may race for time only or their entry will be refunded). The crew’s individual PRI points may also be taken into account. Senior Mixed will be one class.

Junior; Open and Women with event classes grouped by age from J14 to J18. (J14 may not enter 4+ or 2-).

Masters; Open, Women and Mixed with event classes grouped by age from Masters A to J. Where appropriate, events may be combined using the handicap system set out in the rules of racing. Where there are sufficient entries in any one masters age category crews may be further banded by CRI/PRI points if appropriate.

Entry Fee:

£12 per seat (no charge for coxswains). Medals will be awarded where a minimum of two crews race. Pennants are awarded for the fastest overall crews in the Open, Women, Junior Open and Junior Women classes.

Entries will close at mid-day on ‘TBC’. All entries must be made via BROE2. Payment should be made through BROE2 or by bank transfer direct to MIRC (Bank HSBC, account number 71230964, sort code  40-31-06). Payment must be received in order for crews to be allowed to race. The Organising Committee reserves the right to close entries early if the event is oversubscribed.

It is intended that the draw will be published by ‘TBC’ or earlier.

For enquiries concerning entries please contact the Entries Secretary, Clive Harlow by email:

Please see below for documents relating to the race. All competitors/coaches should please read these carefully.

Event PosterEntry details, events and classifications.
Event DrawRace order by division.<
Course MapCourse map showing main features and hazards.MSBH Course Map
Instructions and RulesCompetitor instructions and specific race rulesMSBH Competitor instructions and rules March 2020
Safety PlanFull details of safety procedures and officials responsibilities with circulation diagramsSafety Plan MSBH March 2020
Risk AssessmentEvent risk assessmentRisk Assessment MSBH 01032020
Welfare StatementMSBH safeguarding policyMSBH Welfare Statement
Parking MapNo parking for cars at the club except towing vehicles or if carrying boats. For nearest public car parks please see map.Parking map