Schools' Head of the River Race


Schools' Head of the River Race

The Schools' Head of the River Race (SHORR) is a processional rowing race held annually on the River Thames in London, England, on the 4¼ mile (6.8 km) Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney.

Emanuel School in London, currently holds the record for the most winning squads, having won the race on 11 occasions. Aside from the Championship Course, the event offers a shortened course for smaller boats, such as J15 4s, J15 B 8's, and Maiden 4s. The shortened course runs from Hammersmith Bridge (previously from London Corinthian Sailing Club) to the regular finishing post at Putney.

The current record holders for the larger events are:

*1st VIIIs — Shrewsbury School 2007
*2nd VIIIs — Shrewsbury School II 2007
*3rd VIIIs — Hampton School 2007
*J16 VIIIs — Radley College, year unknown
*J15 VIIIs — Kings College School, Wimbledon 2007
*J 4+ — George Watson's College 2007
*J16 4+ — St George's College, Weybridge 2007
*WJ16 VIIIs — St George's College, Weybridge 2007

The Schools Head of the River Race also forms one third of the prestigious rowing 'treble', most recently achieved by Eton College in 2005. The treble encompasses winning the Schools Head of the River Race, the National Schools Regatta, and the Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.

ee also

*Rowing on the River Thames

External links

* [http://www.wsbc.org.uk/shorr/results07.htm Results for 2007]


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