The veteran handicapping rules had changed.Please see below for the latest rules around this:
1. A Veteran sculler is one who has attained the age of 40 years before the 1st January of the current year.
2. Veteran scullers and crews shall receive a handicap each year based on the sculler’s age, or the crew’s combined ages, at the 1st January of that year.
The handicap to be applied is shown in the following table.
AGE HANDICAP COMBINED AGES HANDICAP
40-45 Scratch 80-85 Scratch
46-50 2 seconds 86-90 1 seconds
51-55 4 seconds 91-95 2 seconds
56-60 6 seconds 96-100 3 seconds
61-65 8 seconds 101-105 4 seconds
66-70 10 seconds 106-110 5 seconds
71-75 12 seconds 111-115 6 seconds
76-80 14 seconds 116-120 7 seconds
81-85 16 seconds 121-125 8 seconds
126-130 9 seconds
131-135 10 seconds
136-140 11 seconds
141-145 12 seconds
146-150 13 seconds
3. A Veteran crew’s handicap shall be reduced for every win in non-processional Veteran events and may become negative if the reduction exceeds the age handicap.
(a) A single sculler’s handicap shall be reduced by 2 seconds for every win in single skiffs, but shall be unaffected by wins in double skiffs.
(b) A double crew’s handicap shall be reduced by one second for every win by either of its members in double skiffs, but shall be unaffected by wins in single skiffs. The term ‘double skiffs’ shall include gentlemen’s, ladies’ and mixed doubles.
4. Scullers and crews with a reduced handicap shall, at the commencement of the next following season, revert to a handicap based only on age.
These rules can be found in the SRA handbook which can be downloaded from the SRA web site.
Ages of competitors should go on the regatta entry forms to enable the regatta to calculate each crews handicap so that the umpire has it when he goes to umpire the race.