Saturday 7 September 2019

Drag on boats

Q. How do I get there by car?
A. From Bourne End take the A4094 (Ferry Lane) to Cookham. Turn RIGHT along the B4447 (Cookham High St.), Turn RIGHT into one of the two marked entrances to Cookham Moor.

Q. How do I get there by foot?
A. From Marlow - Walk across the railway bridge (as if going to The Bounty), head down the river towards Cookham.

Q. Where should I head for once I'm at the Regatta?
A. We are sharing an area (pen) with Handycross Runners (and erm...somebody else...cant remember who!)

Per Phil Burridge
" I will be there before 8am and will mark out two large pens with stakes and marker tape. One bankside and one landside, directly across the path from the bankside pen. You’ll see my flags flying from a distance so you’ll know where to head. "


Q. What should I wear?
A. Your hash running t-shirt for rowers...and others if you wish (assuming you have one!)
• Change of clothing (if you get wet) - common sense really!

Q. What do I need to know if I'm rowing?
A. Per Phil
"For the moment all teams should aim to arrive no later than 09.30 - first race is 10.00. I have requested a few late starts but no guarantee I’ll get them"

Q. What time will I be rowing?
A. Boat B (Victoria Paddleton) need to report to the stewards at 9.50 for pre race briefing, life jackets...etc. Boat A (Sir Chris Ahoy) at 10:10

Q. What do I need to know if I'm spectating?
A. This is the official timetable for the day per The Regatta website https://www.cookhamregatta.org.uk/programme.html

10:00 am  First Race

11:00 am  Official Opening

11:30 am  Silent Auction opens

12:30 am  Registration for Dog Show starts

 1:30 pm  Bisham Concert Band

 2:00 pm  Fun Dog Show judging starts

 4:00 pm  Silent Auction closes

 5:00 pm  Presentation of Cups

Q.What is there to eat & drink at the Regatta?
A.First of all, BYO - a picnic blanket, some food and something to drink.

Roger is threatening to bring along a pizza oven (he hasn't built it yet, he's never tried it out...so take your chances there!) so you're safest to self-cater food-wise.

Drink-wise, the hash will be providing some beer (if you're posh and want wine or spirits then again, self-cater) and some water & cordials (if you're fussy...yes, you've got it - self cater!)

Food & drink is available to purchase at the Regatta, namely:

• Beer and Pimms
• Tea, coffee & cakes
• Scouts BBQ
• Thai food
• Other food
• Ice creams

Q. What else is there to do at the Regatta (apart from to cheer on the soon-to-be victorious HWH3 rowers?!)

Activities and Attractions
• Bungee Trampoline
• Sumo Suits
• Kiddies Swings
• Plate Smashing
• Other Stalls

Q. Are dogs welcome?
A. Oh yes! In fact, there is a Dog Show on the day (Tim will not be judging though!) https://www.cookhamregatta.org.uk/page21.html

Enter on the day, register from 12-30 pm, judging from 2pm.

• Most handsome dog
• Prettiest bitch
• Best veteran
• Best rescue dog
• Junior (7-12) handler
• Dogs in fancy dress