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Summer Eights is the premier competition in Oxford College Rowing. Over 15,000 will attend the event across the four days of competition with over 1,000 competitors, ranging from Olympic athletes to beginner rowers. This year Summer Eights is sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Sponsored By:

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

ShirtworksRock Oxford

Marshalling/Umpiring/Launch Driving

Below are the rotas for umpiring, marshalling and launch driving.

  • [PDF Missing] - Rowing On Marshalling Rota
  • [PDF Missing] - Marshalling & Umpiring Rotas
    N.B. Red squares indicate when your college is on the rota.
  • [PDF Missing] - Launch Driving Rota

Below are a series of instruction documents for each of the jobs during Eights 2007.

  • [PDF Missing] - Marshalling Instructions
  • [PDF Missing] - Umpiring Instructions
    N.B. Please ignore the 2006 on these documents
  • [PDF Missing] - Static Umpiring Instructions
  • [PDF Missing] - Static Umpiring Positions
  • Launch Driving Instructions [Wiki]

SMS Updates

For the first time this year we will be offering a free SMS results service using the Twitter API. More details here.

We are also looking into other ways to improve the coverage of Eights so if you have any ideas please contact us at:



Entries for Summer Eights 2007 are now closed. The entry list is available here. Substitutions should be made throught the online entry system or alternatively by filling in a substitution form which must be handed to the race desk before the crew races. Please make substitutions online wherever possible.

Eights 2006 Finishing Order

Event Plans

Below are the plans for this year's event. Please make sure your crews are familar with the procedures described.

  • [PDF Missing] - Event Plan
  • [PDF Missing] - Appendix A: Risk Assessment
  • [PDF Missing] - Appendix B: Marshals Positions
  • [PDF Missing] - Appendix C: Circulation Pattern
  • [PDF Missing] - Appendix D: Plans for Adverse Weather
  • [PDF Missing] - Appendix E: Major Incident Reporting