The race committee met this evening to assess current and predicted river levels for the weekend. Unfortunately, the immensely difficult decision has been reached to cancel our winter head. We are absolutely devastated, however from a safety aspect it is completely unjustifiable to run the event. It is news we did not want to be delivering, however the river is simply not falling fast enough. It is yet to peak (forecast to peak tomorrow evening), and the predicted levels thereafter are showing a steady decrease to 2.68m by Saturday morning. The prediction doesn’t show past this time currently, however, our event would need to see levels close to 1.3m to safely run. Hopefully this puts into perspective the drop we would need to see which at this stage is just unrealistic, despite our original hopes. The club has taken a double hit this winter, seeing both of our events cancelled, which is never a decision we reach lightly. 


We would like to thank everyone for their entries to this event and our small boats head back in November. The support is greatly appreciated, and we hope that for the next winter season Mother Nature will be kinder to us and allow us to run our events once again. 

If anyone has any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact me, as always. I will process full refunds to all crews who have paid over the next couple of days. 


Kindest regards and we hope to see you all soon,



On behalf of the SBC race committee 

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