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Veterans Fours Head 2022

The 2022 race took place on Sunday 20 November, starting at 1 p.m

The course is 7km and raced from the annual University Stone at Mortlake to Putney Pier, on the ebb tide.

It's the same course as the Oxford/Cambridge boat race but in reverse.

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The event is limited to 260 entries in the following boats: quads (4x), coxless fours (4-) and coxed fours (4+) for open, women's and mixed crews in all masters categories from A to J.

On the day 233 of the 260 entries recorded a time with 27 boats not starting.

Doncaster Rowing Club had 2 crews racing:

Mas E 4x- of Chris Taylor (4), Stephan Weller (3), Rick Rolt (2) and Phil Haigh (1)

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Mas D 4x- of Paul Batchelor (4), Phil Bell (3), Ed Bradley (2) and Brian Smith (1)

A fast stream and suprisingly good weather lead to some fast times on the Tideway.


Against stiff competition the Mas D 4x- managed 10th fastest boat overall and 4th in their category with a time of 19 mins and 52 sec.

The Mas E 4x- completed the challenging course in 22mins 43 sec finishing 17th in their category.

Both crews are looking forward to returning in March 2023 for the Vesta Veterans Head.

The full list of times is available here: Veteran Fours Head - Results and Prizes (

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