The Mug House Sprint Eights

Sponsored by The Mug House

Saturday 28th July

Racing doesn’t get more exciting than 2 eights side-by-side battling it out for bragging rights!

This year we are running two separate events for men and women.

And now, thanks to The Mug House there is prize money of £250 for the club of each winning crew!

That’s for just 40 seconds of rowing – now that’s something worth racing for!

The Race

200 meters upstream starting at Bewdley Bridge, up through the town and past the club to the finish. Click image to see the Course Map

The heats will be knock-out races with the winners going through to the Semi-Finals.

The Semi-Finalists will then race in pairs and the winning crew from each Semi-Final go through to the Final.

The Final will be held immediately after both Semi-Finals have run and the winner declared. The club for the winning crew will receive £250 and the all important bragging rights at the bar!


All boats will be on the water at the same time, so there cannot be any doubling up of crews, boats or coxes what-so-ever.

This is a fast, dynamic event and crews will be marshalled downstream of the bridge where there isn’t a lot of room and racing up through a narrower section of the river so, although this is open to anyone, it isn’t an event for novice crews or novice coxes.

The Draw

The draw will be held prior to the event and we will confirm the number of entries on this page, so all crews will know they have a race. The draw itself will be published at the club, on the day.

The Race

The race will be held on Saturday 22nd July and will be a very short 200m up stream course.

How to Enter

Please complete the Sprint Eights Entry Form to confirm your place in this exciting event.

Sprint Eights Entry  Form

Entry fee is £50 per boat.

This is an un-banded event, so any crew can enter but there will be no banding, or any masters or junior categories.