To secure boating permission for head races, e-mail email@example.com. Permission must be requested in writing, and secured for each individual crew before submitting entries on BROE. Crews that fail to do so may be refused permission and the race organisers notified.
Trailers must only be parked on the hard standing area opposite the Dukes Meadows Golf & Tennis Club entrance, about two hundred metres past TSS, and not on the grass/soft ground. Please park trailers close together and carry boats and equipment to the rigging area under the trees. Once the trailer has been parked, the towing vehicle must be removed and parked elsewhere; no towing vehicles are to be parked on the hard standing area.
There is limited parking in the bays along Dan Mason Drive. Parking is also available on the roads around Chiswick Bridge, and the streets off Hartington Road, but is limited so car-sharing is strongly advised.
The nearest train stations are Mortlake and Chiswick - both approximately 25 minutes from Waterloo. The 190 bus (from Hammersmith/Richmond) stops on the A316, just north of Dan Mason Drive.
Boats are rigged on the grass under the trees. Please do not rest boats on the red and white bollards or parking-bay rails. All equipment must be kept off the public footpath.
If you wish to pre-paddle from the club please ensure your steerspersons are familiar with the Tideway Code and navigation. If you are unsure, please ask.
Getting on the Water
There are no pontoons, so please make sure you have wellies/water shoes so that you are able to walk your boat into the water. Blades should be put neatly at the sides of the steps before you boat. The left-hand ramp (the ramp closest to the boathouse) is very slippery and should not be used. Launches will use the right ramp for river access.
Numbers will be on a table inside the club room. If you return your number at the end of racing, we will return it to race control for you.
Crews are welcome to use our changing rooms and showers. For the bigger races, there will also be portaloos near the rigging area.
You are very welcome to use the club room to chill and use the electrical sockets to charge cox boxes. A cash bar will serve sandwiches, hot drinks, cakes and other refreshments.
We have a large balcony that overlooks the start, everyone is welcome to enjoy the race from there.
Valuables and Security
Do not leave any valuables in the clubroom or changing rooms. There will be about five hundred people in and around the club on race day and spotting the thief is tough. Cars are also often targeted.
If you would like a tour of the club facilities or to speak to our coaching team about the club and our training, please just let us know and we will be happy to arrange it.