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Annual Events Calendar 2018 - 2019

This calendar is a list of forecasted river events held on the tidal Thames between the Estuary and Teddington.

This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all events on the tidal Thames, but does include major events likely to have an effect on navigation. Mariners are also advised that there may be other events of which the PLA have not been informed.

Events that require a River Closure or Local Traffic Control will be promulgated by Notices to Mariners, in addition to being displayed on this calendar

Vessels in these areas around times indicated are to proceed with caution, with special attention to their wash and should avoid obstructing the races or stopping in the area adjacent to the race course.

Latest information on the events may be obtained from the district Harbour Service Launch, call sign Thames Patrol, or from London VTS on the port working frequency.

Please note that events on the tidal Thames require Harbour Master consent - if you wish to organise an event on the river, please refer to our Event Organiser Guidance Page.

 
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Date TBC Type Event Name Description Location Club (click for map) Start Time Finish Time District
Sat 21 Jul 2018   Sailing Event 86th Thames Sailing Barge Match Info

The 86th Annual Thames Sailing Barge Match will take place on 21st July starting in Gravesend Reach. a fleet of traditional Thames Barges will then race each other down river towards the North Oaze Buoy accompanied by escort and official craft. The route may get shortened subject to weather conditions on the day.

Gravesend Reach to
North Oaze Buoy
TBC   L
Sat 21 Jul 2018   Sailing Event Race to River Blackwater Info

Leigh Buoy finishing at River Blackwater. Race Area: Thames Estuary possibly crossing the Sea Reach Shipping Channel.

Leigh Buoy to
River Blackwater
Essex Yacht Club 09:00   L
Sat 21 Jul 2018   Sailing Event Riverbanking: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:30   U
Sat 21 Jul 2018   Sailing Event Shivering Sands Gravesend Sailing Club to
Shivering Sands Towers
Gravesend Sailing Club 08:00   L
Sun 22 Jul 2018   Sailing Event Downriver Race Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 11:00   L
Sun 22 Jul 2018   Sailing Event Ladies Racing / Warry Cup / Wilfred Foster Cup Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 08:40   U
Tue 24 Jul 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Sat 28 Jul 2018   Sailing Event Summer Points 3 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:00   U
Sat 28 Jul 2018   Sailing Event Upriver Cruise Reserve Race Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sun 29 Jul 2018 TBC Sailing Event London Apprentice Cruise London Corinthian Sailing Club 00:00 16:30 U
Sun 29 Jul 2018   Sailing Event Mayor's Trophy Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 14:30   M
Sun 29 Jul 2018   Other Event Southend Charity Raft Race Thorpe Bay Yacht Club to
200m West of Thorpe Bay Yacht Club
10:00 18:00 L
Wed 1 Aug 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Thu 2 Aug 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Fri 3 Aug 2018   Paddling Event Exercise Dragon Tornado Teddington Lock to
Putney Hard
07:00 12:00 U
Sat 4 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Summer Points 4 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 17:40   U
Sat 4 Aug 2018   Paddling Event White Swan Raft Race White Swan Public House to
Eel Pie Island
12:30 17:30 U
Sun 5 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Cruiser 5 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 16:00   L
Sun 5 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Web Cresta Challenge Cup / Doreen Challenge Cup Race Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 18:50   U
Tue 7 Aug 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
17:00   M
Wed 8 Aug 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
18:30   M
Sat 11 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Summer Points 5 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:15   U
Sun 12 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Commodore's Trophy Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 14:10   M
Wed 15 Aug 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
18:45   M
Thu 16 Aug 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:10   M
Sat 18 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Summer Points 6 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 18:20   U
Sun 19 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Oven Buoy Race Greenwich Yacht Club to
Ovens Buoy
Greenwich Yacht Club 08:00   M + L
Sun 19 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Riverbanking: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:00   U
Sat 25 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Cruiser 6 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 10:00   L
Sat 25 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Summer Points 7 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:00   U
Sun 26 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy 8 & 9 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 11:00   L
Sun 26 Aug 2018 TBC Rowing Event Round the Islands Challenge Eel Pie Slipways to
Isleworth Drawdock
14:00 17:00 U
Sun 26 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Wacky Racing/Riverbanking: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:30   U
Mon 27 Aug 2018   Sailing Event Struthers Shield Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 12:00   L
Fri 31 Aug 2018 TBC Other Event Totally Thames Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
18:00 20:00 U
Sat 1 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 1 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 16:50   U
Sat 1 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Cruiser 7 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 14:00   L
Sun 2 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Reserve Race Day Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sun 2 Sep 2018 TBC Paddling Event Tidefest Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
TBC   U
Sun 2 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Wacky Racing: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 17:00   U
Tue 4 Sep 2018 TBC Rowing Event Doggett’s Coat & Badge 16:00   M
Wed 5 Sep 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
16:30   M
Sat 8 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Bob Walker Cup Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 12:00   M
Sat 8 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Commodore's & Rear Commodore's Prize Cup Race Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:00   U
Sat 8 Sep 2018 TBC Rowing Event Great River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event involves controlled navigation and a River Closure; please see separate Upper and Middle Notice to Mariners for this event.

Greenwich to
Twickenham
TBC   M + U
Sat 8 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Mentor Series Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 10:00   L
Sun 9 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 2 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:00   U
Sun 9 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 1 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 13:00   M
Sun 9 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Nephele Trophy Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 10:00 18:00 U
Thu 13 Sep 2018   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Tier 16:00 18:00 M
Sat 15 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Gravesham Thames Gravesend Sailing Club to
Woolwich Reach
Gravesend Sailing Club 11:30   L + M
Sun 16 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Bart's Bash / Bob Cup / Barnes Trophy Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 17:45   U
Sun 16 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Interclub Cruiser Challenge Race Info

Starting and Finishing at Leigh Buoy. Race Area: Circuit in the Thames Estuary, crossing the main Thames Sea Reach Shipping channel in both directions.

Leigh Buoy to
Leigh Buoy
Island Yacht Club 09:00   L
Sun 16 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Lady's Cup Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenhithe Causeway
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:00   M + L
Sun 16 Sep 2018 TBC Rowing Event Steve Faldo and Dave Pope Barge Races Westminster Bridge to
Tower Bridge
TBC   M
Tue 18 Sep 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
15:00   M
Wed 19 Sep 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
16:15   M
Sat 22 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Cruiser 8 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sat 22 Sep 2018 TBC Sailing Event Laser Open Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club TBC   U
Sat 22 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Race to Queenborough Info

Leigh Buoy, finishing in the River Swale at Queenborough. Race Area: Thames Estuary, crossing both the Sea Reach and Medway approach Shipping Channels, and River Medway and Swale.

Leigh Buoy to
River Swale at Queenborough
Benfleet Yacht Club 12:30   L
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Bill Simpson Memorial Cup Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:20   U
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy 10 & 11 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 10:00   L
Sun 23 Sep 2018 TBC Sailing Event London Regatta Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 08:00   M
Sun 23 Sep 2018 TBC Paddling Event Shadwell Kayak Event Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre to
Westminster Bridge
08:00 10:00 M
Sun 23 Sep 2018 TBC Paddling Event SUP Big Ben Challenge Putney Hard to
Westminster Bridge
10:00 12:00 U + M
Sun 23 Sep 2018 TBC Paddling Event SUP Mass Paddle Kew Bridge Drawdock to
Putney Hard
09:00 12:00 U
Sun 23 Sep 2018 TBC Rowing Event Tideway Borough Challenge Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre to
Cherry Garden Pier
08:00 15:00 M
Sat 29 Sep 2018   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

The Ahoy Centre to
Margaretness Lighthouse
08:30   M
Sat 29 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 3 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:50   U
Sat 29 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Reserve Race Day Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sat 29 Sep 2018 TBC Sailing Event Thames Trafalgar Race Greenwich Yacht Club to
Erith Yacht Club
Erith Yacht Club TBC   M + L
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy 12 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 15:00   L
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Paddling Event London Kayakathon Battersea Church Drawdock to
Greenwich Reach
09:00 15:30 M + U
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Rat's Racing: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 16:30   U
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
12:30   M
Thu 4 Oct 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
16:15   M
Sat 6 Oct 2018 TBC Rowing Event Pairs Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event involves a river closure please see the separate Notice to Mariners.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Barn Elms Boathouse
15:00 18:30 U
Sat 6 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Reserve Race Day Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sun 7 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 3 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:40   U
Sun 7 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Trophy Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 10:00   L
Sun 7 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 1 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 12:00   M
Sat 13 Oct 2018   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

The Ahoy Centre to
Margaretness Lighthouse
08:30   M
Sat 13 Oct 2018   Sailing Event End of Season Cruise Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 08:00   L
Sat 13 Oct 2018   Sailing Event President's Trophy / Bolwell Cup Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:50   U
Sat 13 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Reserve Race Day Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sun 14 Oct 2018   Sailing Event National 12 Open Meeting Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 11:00 17:00 U
Sun 14 Oct 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
12:30   M
Thu 18 Oct 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
15:15   M
Sat 20 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 5 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 09:50   U
Sat 20 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Ward Shield Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 12:00   L
Sun 21 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 2 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:00   M
Sun 21 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Rat's Racing: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:00   U
Sat 27 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 6 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:50   U
Sat 27 Oct 2018   Rowing Event Thames Apprentice Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
11:30 14:00 M
Sun 28 Oct 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
10:45   M
Sat 3 Nov 2018 TBC Rowing Event Fuller's Head of the River Fours Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event involves a river closure please see the separate Notice to Mariners.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
12:00 15:30 U
Sun 4 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 2 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 09:30   M
Sun 4 Nov 2018 TBC Rowing Event Veterans' Fours Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event involves a river closure please see the separate Notice to Mariners.

Fulham Railway Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 11:30 15:00 U
Sat 10 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 7 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:50   U
Sat 10 Nov 2018   Rowing Event Lord Mayor's Show Flotilla Info

Local traffic control will be carried by an attending Harbour Service Launch. See separate Notice to Mariners

Westminster Boating Base to
HMS President
TBC   M
Sun 11 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Vinderloo Special Race: Pappadum Plate & Heffalump Cup Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:30   U
Wed 14 Nov 2018   Gun Salute Event HRH Prince of Wales’ Birthday Tower of London 13:00   M
Sat 24 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Rat's Racing: Helm Race Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:50   U
Sun 25 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 3 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 13:45   M
Sun 25 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Royal Thames Pursuit Race Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:40   U
Sun 2 Dec 2018 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Novice Regatta Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sat 8 Dec 2018 TBC Rowing Event Allom Cup Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sat 8 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 8 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:50   U
Sat 8 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 3 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 13:00   M
Sun 9 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Christmas Punch Bowl Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:30   U
Sat 15 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Christmas Riverbanking: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:30   U
Sun 16 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Christmas Riverbanking: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:30   U
Sun 20 Jan 2019 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Winter Regatta Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 16:00 U
Sun 27 Jan 2019 TBC Rowing Event Quintin Eights Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event involves a river closure please see the separate Notice to Mariners.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Barn Elms Boathouse
Quintin Boat Club TBC   U
Sun 24 Feb 2019 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Head of the River Race Kew Pavilion to
Chiswick Bridge
10:15 13:45 U
Fri 15 Mar 2019 TBC Rowing Event Schools' Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event involves a river closure please see the separate Notice to Mariners.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Putney Bridge
11:00 14:30 U
Thu 16 May 2019   Paddling Event Witney to Westminster Teddington Lock to
Waterloo Bridge
13:00 19:15 U + M
Sat 6 Jul 2019 TBC Rowing Event Thames Historic Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
13:00 15:00 M