Engraved 1 pint pewter tankards are offered for categories in which there are 3 or more boats entered.
Unless an entrant is aiming for a course record (see below) and specifically asks not to be moved to a higher category; the Race Committee reserves the right to move competitors up one category where this will create races - for example from IM3 to IM2 or from MasD to MasC.
As the length of the race exceeds the longest time covered by the Masters handicap tables, we cannot offer Masters' handicap races.
As we offer prizes by category, we do not offer a prize for fastest boat over the course.
The nature of the race lends itself to the challenge of course records.
Performance against course records will be based on the category at which you race. Please note that the Race Committee reserves the right to move competitors to a higher category where this will create races.
If you are aiming for a course record and don’t wish to be moved to a higher category, you should specifically state this in the notes section of your race entry on BROE; and the Race Committee will not move you from your substantive category.
Prizes are not awarded for course records.
Times and category winners are posted at the Isle of Ely Rowing Club as soon as they are available, and will be posted on the website as soon as practical afterwards.