The Metropolitan Regatta continues to offer two days of high-quality racing, including the Challenge Eights events on Sunday.
The committee of The Metropolitan Amateur Regatta are committed to providing the best possible racing experience for crews. At the 2017 event we are looking to include the changes to the competitions structure proposed by British Rowing as well as utilising the new Ranking Index. It is accepted that this is a system still in development and we will look to develop how we manage the Met as the new system matures.
Our aim is:
To provide high-level competitive racing across every event, running to time and focusing on our competitors racing experience.
To assist understanding of the new system we have prepared two documents. Please see below:
The Met will be looking to continue offering our Challenge Eights events in both the Open and Women’s categories on Sunday as in previous years.
Metropolitan Regatta 2017: Challenge Eights
Challenge Eights are offered as part of the Sunday Regatta, for both Open and Women’s crews. The format to be used is a time trial, followed by semi-finals for some crews and finals for all crews. The number of semi-finals to be run may be affected by the amount of time available.
Medals will be awarded to the highest placed crew in each category, providing at least 3 crews have competed in that category. If there are insufficient crews in a category the Regatta may move them up to the next status up, although medals will always be awarded to the fastest Elite crew if they are also the fastest crew overall.
Masters eights will take part in time trials, followed by dedicated finals for the Masters events. All crews in these finals will start together, and the handicaps will then be applied to the finish times to determine the overall winners in Open and Women’s Masters eights.
Lightweight eights will have to meet the maximum individual weights, but we will not be applying an average weight limit. Crews failing to make weight will be able to compete in Open/ Women categories.
Entries closed at 12noon on 26th May 2017. The provisional draw will be published at 1900hrs 28th May 2017.