Masters Novice

Entries for the 2017 race opened at noon on Friday 22 September and closed at 5 p.m. on Tuesday 31 October.

Masters (Veteran) Novice events are offered in coxed fours (4+) and coxed quadruple sculls (4x+), for open, women's and mixed crews. Crews will not be divided by age, nor will handicaps be applied.

These events are aimed at those who are relatively new to racing. The committee therefore asks veteran crews that are novice 'on paper' but have more than a season's racing experience to enter either their age category or the IM3 event, and reserves the right to move up crews as it deems appropriate.

No competitor (excluding coxswains) who won a Novice event at the Veteran Fours Head - 2008 to 2016 inclusive - may compete in the same Novice event in the 2017 race. 

  • Events appear on the online entry system as Masters A NOV.
  • Please note that these are coxed events.
  • Mixed crews must contain a minimum of two women (excluding coxswains). Crews with only one woman may race in the open category.
  • If a substitute is not a novice, the crew will race time-only.