FULL LOCAL RULES & REGULATIONS
The following general regulations are relevant to the Local Events:
Local Skiff and Dongola races are held under Sunbury Regatta Rules. Races will be over 200 metres and will start at the green coloured buoy. The 50 metre buoy is coloured white.
The sculling course is upstream, the finish being at the upstream end of the Regatta enclosure.
The Middlesex and Surrey boundaries of the course are defined by marker buoys. Crews leaving the marked course may be disqualified – boats proceeding to the start must keep to the Surrey side of the buoys.
There is a stagger in favour of the surrey stake boat at the start. The finish will have an equivalent stagger in favour of the Surrey station, which will be marked by a buoy on the Middlesex side.
Sculling races from the intermediate start point will receive a small stagger in favour of the Surrey station, which will be marked by a buoy on the Middlesex side.
When only two teams are racing, the Middlesex and Centre stations are to be used.
Crews must carry colours on their vessels corresponding to their stations, as follows. Surrey – Red, Centre – White, Middlesex – Blue.
Any dead heat shall be re-rowed immediately over an approximate half course.
Competitors must report to the Raft Stewards 20 minutes before the advertised time of races and be at the start two minutes before their race time – failure to appear at the start on time may lead to disqualification.
Boats, sculls and paddles are provided by the Regatta for local sculling events and all Dongola races. These must be used without exception.
Any crew involved in an incident within the navigation channel should stop immediately and render assistance where necessary until the Safety boat arrives. The incident must be reported to the Racing Secretary as soon as possible.
The Committee reserves the right to alter this programme.
DONGOLA RACING RULES
The following guidelines are issued to Umpires and Competitors:
Races will be stopped and restarted if there appears to be a danger to people or boats. Crews will be restarted as close as possible to the position in which they were stopped.
Any crew intentionally interfering with another will be disqualified, and the remaining crews restarted as close as possible to the position in which they were stopped.
No action will be taken if boats unintentionally leave their station and interfere with other crews. This is part of Dongola racing.