Stockton-on-Tees National League Event 2016
Powerhouse DBRC are hosting the 3rd National League event of 2016 on Sunday 29th of May at the River Tees Watersports Centre in Stockton-on Tees.. The watersports centre is fully equipped with on-site changing rooms, toilets and showers. There will be on-site catering all day and use of the bar after the event (enjoy the bank holiday!).
Enjoy one of the only fully buoyed courses available to Dragonboat racers in the country.
When the racing is complete, join the paddlers at the River Tees Water Sports Centre http://rtwc.co.uk/ where we will be partying until late. We will have a grandstand view of the river, from the private balcony, of the River Tees and the Infinity Bridge.
Racing Venue: River Tees Watersports Centre (RTWC)
Facilities include: Changing rooms and showers
Gym with 3 dragonboat ergos
Function room and café
Full disabled access, including changing facilities
Free car parking
The Slipway, North Shore Road, Stockton-on-Tees,
(Type ‘River Tees Water Sports Centre’ into Google Maps and it will take you directly to the car park).
From A19: Take the turn-off to the A1046, Portrack Lane towards Stockton;
Continue past Asda straight over the next roundabout and traffic lights;
Take the first exit at the next roundabout onto Dugdale Street;
Turn right at the end onto North Shore Road;
From A66: Take the turn-off to the A135 heading to Stockton
Keep in the right-hand lane at the traffic lights and take the third exit
Keep in the second lane at the lights and follow the road off to the right to the North Shore (A135)
Keep in the third lane and once past the lights, take the turning to the left, North Shore Road.
Parking is limited on site. There are 40 parking spaces available within the RTWC car park, but these will be prioritised for officials and volunteers first. However, nearby free parking will be 2mins walk away from the RTWC, as directed by volunteers.
Trailer storage is strictly off-site. All trailers to be stored (as always) in the nearby Prestons of Potto haulage yard, roughly 1min drive away. See picture below.
Please aim to arrive as early as possible as access to the slipway is limited and becomes congested quickly. Boats are to be loaded onto the water with the aid of other crews, then moved away from the slipway to the jetties.
Provisional Race Program:
We will have four lane racing (each lane is deeper than 5m) with a round-robin format over 200m, 500m and 2000m (single turn) distances. The course is buoyed, all races count towards league points.
200m Open, 1st 2nd 3rd.
200m Plate, 1st 2nd 3rd.
200m Ladies Cup, 1st 2nd 3rd.
200m Juniors, 1st 2nd 3rd.
500m Open, 1st 2nd 3rd.
500m Plate, 1st 2nd 3rd.
2000m Open, 1st 2nd 3rd.
2000m Plate, 1st 2nd 3rd.
Scratch Competition WInner.
The crew managers meeting will take place in the bar at 08:45. Racing will commence at 09:30, boat loading for the first race should be at 09:20. Racing is expected to be complete by 17:00.
Tents & Marquees:
These can be erected directly in front of the boathouse shutters. However please keep the public footpath open, this is marked by the change in the concrete blockwork, roughly 5m in front of the shutters. Weights will be required to secure tents/marquees if windy, due to the hardstanding.
Please note that there is limited locker storage space within the RTWC for valuables. Paddlers are reminded to take personal responsibility for any valuables that you choose to bring to each event.