Charity no 1161250
Charity no  1161250 Water Row, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE158NL
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Rutherford Head - 27 November 2021
Aerial of Rutherford Head course
The Rutherford Head course looking from
west to east from a plane in October 2021
Storm Arwen defeated us - the Head was cancelled

Tyne ARC decided on 25 November with great reluctance to cancel Rutherford Head on 27 November. This was due to a forecast of exceptionally strong winds, cold tremperatures and rain/snow - Storm Arwen. Entering clubs were being contacted about refunds and these were made in early December. There was a modest retention due to unrecoverable running costs.

The club will now run Rutherford Head in the new year, on 12 February 2022, the date presently in the calendar for Tyne Head. You will need to enter that new competition afresh on BROE in mid January. Entries will not be carried over from the current now cancelled event.

The start order was nearly ready when it became obvious that cancellation was likely. We then considered if it would be possible to run a reduced event with only the higher pointed crews. This would have necessitated a much revised start order.

This discussion in turn was overtaken by the decison just to cancel the whole event. The full near final start order from 23-11-21 is downloadable below. It was still under review at cancellation so was not the final word. It is for background information and future reference only.
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Archive pages

* Link to 2020 competition archive (cancelled, much curtailed)

* Link to 2019 competition archive

This page last updated on 6 Jan 22
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