It is with regret that the Organising Committee of the Yorkshire Head of the River 2020 announces the CANCELLATION of the event.
The River Ouse has been very high for the last two weeks, it remains above the 4 metres level and there is no prospect of it falling sufficiently by Saturday for the event to be run safely.
All entry fees will be refunded in full via BROE.
The Organising Committee thanks all entrants for their interest and support, and looks forward to welcoming everyone to York for the next Yorkshire Head of the River Race.
For clubs seeking alternative racing opportunities the Organising Committee suggests:
- Runcorn Head, Saturday 29th February, 2020 - it is understood that the organisers will accept late entries on a "time only” basis, until 18:00 today (Wednesday 26th).
- Derwentwater Head - Saturday 7th March, 2020 - the closing date for this event has been put back to Saturday 29th February.
Information on these events is available on the BR website events/competition calendar page, or via the organising club’s website
The Yorkshire Rowing Council meet regularly throughout the year and help to coordinate rowing and support volunteers and the region's clubs.