Norwich Small Boat Head and the Norfolk Sculls
The Norfolk Long Distance Sculls is traditionally raced in late October over the 5km course from the Waters Edge Pub to the finish at the Railway Bridge adjacent to Whitlingham Great Broad. The race was originally started in 1948 by George Cooper and was the first race of its type in this country. The race attracted a string of top scullers including Olympians, Internationals and National Champions who wanted to race over a longer course. The race has been run every year since.
The next race will be held on October 21st 2023
The Carrow Cup is a unique event where crews race down the narrow River Wensum through the City of Norwich starting at Bishop Bridge, past the Railway Station and the Norwich City Football Stadium before widening out as the river leaves the city and enters the countryside.
The Carrow Cup is believed to be the oldest rowing trophy in the country having first been raced in 1813.
This is a unique event as the regatta offers both racing for regular fine boats from doubles & pairs through to quads and coxed fours as well as traditional whale boat racing
The 2023 race will be held on Saturday 9th December
The Norwich Head is the only Yare river regatta to offer racing for the full spectrum of boats from Eights through to Singles and caters for Juniors, Open and Vets crews
It is raced over 5km from Rivers Court through to the Whitlingham Green
The 2024 race will be held on Saturday February 24th 2024
Masters Sculling Ladder
The Sculling Ladder is a locally organised long distance single sculls series held monthly through the winter. The standings on the Ladder are based on cumulative time over the seven or so legs of this competitive training event. Each leg is known as "Paddy's Run", covering a distance of approximately 14km as a return trip from Whitlingham Great Broad down to Paddy's Pump and back. This is not a race but a personal competitive challenge primarily for Masters in single sculls and is open to a limited number of other scullers as well. A full handicap system is in place to even up the field with the event catering for a wide spread of ages. Usually the scullers set off slowest first (based on previous actual times) so that there is a competitive edge to the challenge of getting a good time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join in. You don't have to do all the legs, but a "penalty" time is awarded to participants who miss a leg to balance up the cumulative standings.