Stewards’ December Meeting 2011 – Amendments to the Qualification & General Rules for 2012

1. Amendments to the Qualification & General Rules for 20122. Election of Steward3. Committee of Management for 2012Amendments to the Qualification & General Rules for 2012The Fawley Challenge Cup – New Age LimitThe Stewards have decided to change the age limit and to revert to the pre-1997 age limit for The Fawley Challenge Cup (JM4x) i.e.:“No one shall compete who will have attained his eighteenth birthday before the first day of September preceding the event.”This age limit is the same as the age limit for junior competitors in the British Rowing Racing Rules. It has been decided that it would be better for there to be consistency between the Henley Rules and the British Rowing Racing Rules with regard to junior scullers competing in The Fawley Challenge Cup.No change is proposed to the age limit for The Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup: “No one shall compete who will have attained his nineteenth birthday by  the end of the Regatta”. Junior Women’s Quadruple Sculls – New EventA new event for Junior Women’s Quadruple Sculls (JW4x), restricted to eight crews, will be raced for the first time in 2012.The Qualification Rules for this new event will be the same as those for The Fawley Challenge Cup, including the new age limit:“No one shall compete who will have attained her eighteenth birthday before the first day of September preceding the event.” Reduced numbers allowed in small boat eventsThe prescribed number of entries has been reduced from 16 to 12 for the three men’s small boat events:The Silver Goblets and Nickalls’ Challenge Cup (M2-)The Double Sculls Challenge Cup (M2x)The Diamond Challenge Sculls (M1x)7th December, 2011For further information contact: D. G. M. Grist,The Secretary, Henley Royal Regatta,Regatta Headquarters, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2LYTelephone 01491-572153