Regulations

  1. All participants enter at their own risk and must be 16 years of age or older. No responsibility will be accepted by the organisers for loss or damage to persons or property, howsoever caused. Each participants will be expected to sign a disclaimer form before being allowed to start.
  2. All Participants must be able to swim, whilst clothed, in moving water.
  3. All rafts must pass scrutiny before the race, and must conform with the following:-
    1. Life Jackets to be worn by all team members.
    2. Raft numbers must be displayed on each side of the raft and be clearly visible from both riverbanks. Raft numbers must be at least 15 inches (40 cms) tall.
    3. No less than 4 and no more than 10 persons to each raft.
    4. No crew member to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    5. Raft to be less than 9 metres long.
    6. Raft to include a hitching point which is strong enough to allow the raft to be winched out of the river at the finish.
    7. No engines or row-locks.
    8. Rafts to be safely and securely constructed and are not permitted to be built of solid polystyrene.
    9. No water cannons or pumps. The use of water cannons or pumps is strictly prohibited on Health and Safety grounds and use of such may result in prosecution.
    10. Crews to have completed registration before entering the water.
  1. All rafts must attend the start point in an orderly fashion and all rafts must go into the river as directed by the stewards.
  2.  The throwing of any material is Strictly Forbidden, and if proven the offending team will be Disqualified For Future Years, with all rights forfeited. Offenders will also render themselves Liable To Prosecution under Water Authority Bylaws.
  3. All rafts must be removed from the river course and shore sites on the day of the race
  4. From 5.00 p.m. the organisers will start clearing the river. Any raft found after that time may be towed away, and the cost charged back to the entrant.
  5. Private Hospitality Sites are available at the finish and are only allowed with prior approval of the  Organisers. and at a charge of £100 per site. Please contact David Forbes 0n 01600 712665 if one is required.
  6. It is NOT permitted to set up barbeques in designated car parks or raft parking areas. A dedicated barbeque area will be available. Please contact David Forbes on 01600 712665 for details.
  7. Any complaints must be lodged at the Organiser’s tent near the finishing line at Whitebrook before 4.00 p.m. on the day of the race. In case of dispute, the Organisers decision is final.
  8. All traffic must follow Official Race Signs, which avoid the town centre of Monmouth.  Enter the start site via the Old Dixton Roundabout on the A40 and follow the directions of the stewards to Monmouth Rowing Club. All vehicles are to exit the site using the same route.
  1. Please read the RIVER SAFETY notes page.