Head of the Don 2019

Event Cancelled

We are sorry to report that we have decided to cancel the Head of the Don on 6 October. Unfortunately we have not received sufficient entries to offer enough competition to make the event viable.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with the planning of the event and who worked hard to make the boathouse and the river ready to host the event.

We are inviting feedback from other clubs to help us understand why they did not support the event and to consider steps that we can take to make the Head of the Don more attractive.

If you have any suggestions or feedback please let us know at doncasterrowingclub@gmail.com

Head of the Don


Held under British Rowing’s Rules of Racing and Rowsafe


Sunday 6th October 2019

Entries close at 12:00pm on Tuesday, 1st October 2019

All events are raced upstream over a 4000m course on the River Don, boating from Hexthorpe Park, Doncaster.  Easy access from A1, M1 and M18.

  • Division 1: 10:30 am.

  • Division 2: 14:30 pm.

Events are offered in the following categories, for open, women, mixed, juniors

Head of the Don 2019 events offered tabl

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest crews only, where 2 or more crews race in a particular event category.

Entries and Entry Fees:

Entries to be made through the BROE2 system. Entry may be suspended before close of entries in one or more divisions should they exceed capacity.

NOTE: This event is being run with the new format. Senior events will be banded for prizes dependant on entries and information provided to the entry system. Where events are banded this information will be declared in the draw.


Senior / Masters events: £9 per seat.          Junior events: £6 per seat.          Coxes – no charge


Entry fees can be made paid through BROE or made directly to Doncaster Rowing Club.

No crews will be permitted to race before payment has been received.



Event Secretary:     Adam Manson     07979 893300     adammanson@btinternet.com

Entries Secretary:  Carol McGlone     07710 009500     carol.mcglone@hotmail.co.uk


Further information, including the Safety Plan, competitor instructions, directions and the draw will be posted below:

Event Documents:

Event Poster

Safety Plan

The Draw... available soon


Competitor Instructions

Directions / Parking

Results... available soon