Fours and Coxless Quads

Age-category events for Masters (Veteran) A to J in coxed fours (4+), coxless fours (4-) and coxless quadruple sculls (4x), for open, women's and mixed crews.

  • Entry fee £70.
  • Mixed crews must contain at least two women (excluding coxswains). Crews with only one woman may race in the open category.

Note on handicapping for the 2019 race

Medals are awarded in 4x, 4- and 4+ events with two or more entries. If two adjacent age categories each have only one entry, and so would not qualify for a prize in their own right, the committee reserves the right to amalgamate these categories and apply the appropriate masters handicap so that the competitors in the two categories may have the opportunity to win a medal. Handicaps will only be applied to adjacent age categories - i.e., A and B, but not A and C.

If a category has only one entry, and no adjacent non-medal category with which it might be amalgamated, the crews will be offered the opportunity to move down into another age category in order to race for a medal. This would be a change of status; handicaps would not be applied. All such offers will be made after close of entries and before the publication of the provisional start order. Once the provisional start order has been published, crews may not change category or status.


It is the responsibility of the individual clubs to enter only crews and coxswains that are sufficiently competent to marshal and race. Crews must be capable of completing a ten-mile outing, and may be on the water for more than two hours. As the 2019 race is in late November, weather conditions may be particularly inclement.

If a club enters a crew that is deemed not to be sufficiently competent, the crew will be escorted off the course and action will be taken against the offending club.