Christmas Head

8th September 2019

Our annual Christmas race is taking place on Saturday 2 December 2023.  The race is the day after Fairburns, so we have a 2pm division for people racing the day before.

The course is 1,800m long running from the Pike and Eel to outside Jesus boathouse.

It’s a light-hearted race with many crews getting involved with the festive spirit by wearing fancy dress.

Come join in the fun and Christmas cheer!


Entries are now closed.  Draft start order can be found below.

Prizes will be given for:

  • Senior categories with 3 or more entries
  • Junior categories with 2 or more entries
  • The best fancy dress
  • The best line under the Green Dragon Bridge

Division Times:

  • Division 1: 10:00am
  • Division 2: 12:00pm
  • Division 3: 14:00pm

Competitor information

A detailed copy of the competitor information and instructions can be found here Christmas Head Competitor Info 2023.docx-1.

Numbers can be collected from the City of Cambridge Boathouse on the morning of the event.  Please note we will be using Empacher number boards so each boat will need an Empacher slot.

Boats must be ready to marshal along the Reach at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the division.

A copy of our risk assessment can be found here Xmas head Risk Assessment 2023.docx


The start order can be found here.


Provisional results can be found here.

Previous Results: 

Marshaling instructions and sign up sheet

Marshal instructions can be found here: Christmas Head Marshal Instructions 2023.docx

Sign up to marshal here.

Contact and row-through

If you would like to request a row though please contact the Events Secretary.