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The Isis Winter League Oxford Row Head Race

The Isis Winter League is a series of rowing races in Oxford running through the Michaelmas and Hilary terms. These races are open to OURC-affiliated crews as well as other rowing clubs based on the Isis. 

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How Does the Isis Winter League Work?

The Isis Winter League is a head race. Head races are races that take place in autumn and winter. In them, boats race not against each other but against the clock (which measures when teams pass the start line and then cross the finish line). The ones with the fastest times win a prize, and there are different categories.  

How Can You Join the Winter League?

To join the Isis Winter League, you need to make your entry online using the OURC system. Entry fees are betwen £10 (x1) and £20 (x8) and scratching closes at 23:59 the Wednesday before the event.

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