Nephthys Regatta 2020

Unfortunately given the current government, British Rowing and University advice, sadly the regatta must be CANCELLED.

We are incredibly disappointed but thank you for your enthusiasm and hope to see you next year!

Stash is on its way and will be delivered to colleges as soon as it arrives.

Stay safe!

We are pleased to announce that this year, our COVID-Secure regatta will be held on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th November 2020.


About the regatta

Nephthys Regatta is an intercollegiate race held annually in Michaelmas and run by OULRC. The Regatta is an 800m race up-stream, from standing start.  The course will be comprised of two buoyed lanes. The start will be at Longbridges and the finish the Cox stone. Seniors will race on Friday 13th November and Novices will race on Saturday 14th November. Racing will start at 1.30pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and continue to dusk (approximately 4pm).


We have been working hard to be able to run a COVID-Secure event for 2020. The Regatta will be run in line with guidance from the UK Government, British Rowing, University of Oxford and OURCs. Details of all controls in place can be found in the Safety Plan and Risk Assessment below.

It is imperative that any competitor or coach withdraws from the event and self-isolates if symptomatic, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the 10 days prior to competition or have been contacted by test and trace services within the 14 days prior to competition. Crews must adhere to British Rowing and OURCs COVID-Secure guidelines at all times. Athletes should maintain 2m social distancing before and after boating. Coxes should wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE): both a face covering and eye protection in stern-loaded boats; or a face covering in bow-loaded boats. Rowing should be with the full crew where safe and possible. All equipment should be sanitised after use and crews should aim to minimise equipment sharing as much as possible in order to negate any risk of COVID-19 transmission.


The regatta will be open to multiple categories of boats*: 

  • Men’s open coxed eights, 

  • Women’s open coxed eights. 

  • Novice coxed eights. 

  • Women’s novice coxed eights. 

  • Men’s lightweight coxed fours

  • Women’s lightweight coxed fours. 

  • Men’s senior coxed fours. 

  • Women’s senior coxed fours. 

  • Men’s/Women’s open single sculls.  


* Small boat categories may be scratched depending on entries. 

**Entry will be via the OURCs system at .


All race winners will receive an engraved medal.


We are also using a Victor Ludorum system, with a trophy for the overall winner (over both days). We are using the scoring system as follows:


  • Winning a regular race (Heats + QF) = 1 points

  • Winning a semi-final = 2 points

  • Winning the final = 3


The college with the highest overall score over all categories will win the trophy (which we will engrave).





Key dates

Fri, 23rd Oct. - Entries open

Weds 28th Oct. - Stash order deadline (2359)

Mon, 9th Nov. - Entries close (1800)

Fri, 13th Nov. - Senior racing from 1:30 pm to dusk (substitution deadline 0400)

Sat, 30th Nov. - Novice racing from 11:00 am to dusk (substitution deadline 0400)

Lightweight Crews

Lightweight crews will be asked to ‘weigh-in’ at 12:00pm on Friday, using a set of scales at Race Desk (Univ) or at Christ Church Boat House on Boat House Island. Individual crew maximum weight is 75 kg for men, or 62 kg for women. There is no requirement for an average crew weight.


Key documents

Nephthys Regatta Safety Plan 2020

Nephthys Regatta Risk Assessment 2020

Nephthys Regatta EAP 2020

Nephthys Regatta Competitors Instructions 2020



We are also producing Oxford Rowing masks and customised t-shirts for colleges.

The masks are washable, breathable and reusable with elastic earloops. This is an essential piece of kit for all rowers and particularly coxes for the foreseeable. The masks are Oxford blue coloured with 3 crowns (see design)!

The t-shirts are ideal for novices racing in Nephthys and the Michaelmas Novice regattas this term and of course seniors on the look out for more sweet stash! They're made from a quick drying Neoteric™ fabric making them ideal for training. The t-shirts are Oxford navy coloured, with embroidered logo on the left chest, 3 crowns printed on the right sleeve and printed name of college with custom text colour (and outline) and font on the back (see sample design)!

T-shirt sizes:

XS to 3XL for men

XS to 2XL for women

College Captains, please fill out this form:

Order deadline is Wednesday 3rd Week (28th October 23:59).