stour descent

Stour Descent updates and information

If this is your first Stour Descent please note that ‘on the day’ registrations take place at Sturminster Newton Mill DT10 2DQ starting at 9.00am. We recommend that you arrive early as parking is limited and then proceed as follows:
Collect a registration form from my colleagues who will be found under a large gazebo. 
Complete the form in full making sure to identify both your racing category and classification
Return the form to one of three registration officers- Rachel for SUPs, Slalom, C1 and C2, Jackie for K1 touring and K1 and Tina for K2- ensuring that you have the correct entry fee or completed cheque to hand
Rachel, Jackie and Tina will check your form and then present you with a rubber wrist band. The band will be labelled with an A, B or C and a number. The letters correspond to the arches on Sturminster Newton Bridge through which you will pass at the start of the race- they will be clearly labelled- whilst the number to the minutes past 11.00am at which you will start the race- it is a time trial. Whilst SVCC provides marshals who will prompt competitors to make their way to the race start it is your responsibility to ensure that you are on the water and adjacent the bridge in time for your start- slowest categories start first.
Those who have pre-registered will be able to collect your wrist bands from Carol.
At the race finish competitors are expected to alight their craft, run to the timekeepers and hand them the wrist bands- this is the point at which race finishes and times determined.
I have received a number of enquiries about shuttles. SVCC does not provide a shuttle service for competitors. However, in previous years we have routinely witnessed competitors negotiating between themselves shuttles to the race finish at Bryanston Boathouse- it is about a 45minute round trip so if you are racing make sure you give yourself plenty of time to complete this journey and get yourself to the race start on time.

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