Head of the River and Vets Head CANCELLED

The 2013 Head of the River (HORR) and Vets Head of the River races – due to be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March respectively – have  been cancelled due to severe weather forecast in London.

Organisers of the HORR announced this morning (Friday 22nd) that the race would not be run, due to the combination of wind direction and speed, the strength of the stream, and the low temperatures forecast over the weekend.

The stretch of river between the bottom of Chiswick Eyot and St. Pauls School was of particular concern to HORR organisers, with easterly 15-30mph winds, freezing temperatures and strong stream leading to potentially dangerous conditions for the 400+ crews taking part in the event – many of whom have little experience rowing on the Tideway.

More information will be made available at http://www.horr.co.uk/ in due course, and live updates on the situation can be found on the HORR Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/EightsHead.

The Tideway was also set to play host to the Vesta Veterans’ Head of the River Race on Sunday, which has also now been cancelled.

“With much regret, the committee of the Vets Head has taken the decision to call off Sunday’s race,” organisers announced on the event’s Twitter page.

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