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Annual Events Calendar 2017 - 2018

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 contact us.

 
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Date TBC Type Event Name Description Location Club (click for map) Start Time Finish Time District
Sun 17 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Campbell Barn Elms Reach South Bank Sailing Club 12:15 14:15 U
Sun 17 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Christmas Punch Bowl Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:50 14:50 U
Sun 17 Dec 2017   Rowing Event Quintin Plum Pudding Race Chiswick Steps to
Quintin Boat Club
Quintin Boat Club 11:15 13:15 U
Sun 17 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 12:30 15:00 U
Sun 17 Dec 2017   Rowing Event Thames Plum Pudding Race Battersea Heliport to
Thames Rowing Club
Thames Rowing Club 10:30 11:30 U + M
Thu 21 Dec 2017   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Teir 12:00 14:00 M
Sat 23 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach to
Chelsea Bridge
Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:00 13:30 U + M
Sat 30 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:00 12:30 U
Sun 31 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Campbell Barn Elms Reach South Bank Sailing Club 09:45 11:45 U
Sun 31 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Pappadum Plate Special Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 10:30 13:30 U
Sun 31 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 11:00 13:30 U
Sun 7 Jan 2018   Paddling Event Frank Luzmore Kayak Marathon Richmond Canoe Club to
Teddington Lock
Richmond Canoe Club 10:30 13:00 U
Sun 14 Jan 2018   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 4 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:10   M
Sun 21 Jan 2018   Rowing Event United Hospitals Winter Regatta Chiswick Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
09:00 16:00 U
Sat 27 Jan 2018   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 10:30 14:00 U
Sun 28 Jan 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 4 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 09:00   M
Sat 10 Feb 2018 TBC Rowing Event Boustead Cup Mortlake to
Putney Bridge
Thames Rowing Club 11:30 12:30 U
Sun 18 Feb 2018 TBC Rowing Event Greenwich Head TBC   M
Sun 25 Feb 2018   Rowing Event Hammersmith Head of the River Race Info

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

Kew Railway Bridge to
Barn Elms Boathouse
10:00 14:00 U
Sat 3 Mar 2018   Sailing Event Frostbite Greenwich Yacht Club to
Erith Yacht Club
Greenwich Yacht Club 13:30   M + L
Sat 3 Mar 2018   Rowing Event Team Keane Sculling School Winter Regatta Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
11:00 15:30 U
Sun 4 Mar 2018   Sailing Event Frostbite Erith Yacht Club to
Greenwich Yacht Club
Greenwich Yacht Club 14:20   M + L
Sun 4 Mar 2018 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Head Race Chiswick Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
09:30 14:00 U
Sat 10 Mar 2018   Rowing Event Women's 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
Fulham Railway Bridge
08:45 12:15 U
Sun 11 Mar 2018   Rowing Event 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
Fulham Railway Bridge
09:30 13:00 U
Sun 11 Mar 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
10:30   M
Mon 12 Mar 2018   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
12:00 15:30 U
Sat 17 Mar 2018   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 5 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 14:45   M
Sun 18 Mar 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 5 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 13:20   M
Fri 23 Mar 2018 TBC Rowing Event Oxbridge Watermen's Challenge Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
TBC   U
Sat 24 Mar 2018 TBC Rowing Event Universities Boat Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

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

TBC   U
Sun 25 Mar 2018   Sailing Event Cruiser Awayday Greenwich Yacht Club to
Erith Yacht Club
Greenwich Yacht Club 07:40   M + L
Sun 25 Mar 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
14:30   M
Sun 25 Mar 2018   Rowing Event Vesta Veterans 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.

Barn Elms Boathouse to
Kew Railway Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 09:00 12:30 U
Sun 8 Apr 2018   Sailing Event Old Man's Headbanger Greenwich Yacht Club to
Jenningtree Point
Greenwich Yacht Club 11:30 19:30 M + L
Sun 15 Apr 2018 TBC Sailing Event Enterprise Open Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Ait
London Corinthian Sailing Club TBC   U
Sun 15 Apr 2018   Sailing Event Meridian Trophy Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenland Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 13:10   M
Sat 21 Apr 2018   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

The Ahoy Centre to
Margaretness Lighthouse
09:30   M
Sat 28 Apr 2018 TBC Rowing Event Hammersmith Amateur Regatta TBC   U
Sun 29 Apr 2018 TBC Sailing Event GYC 110 Year Sail Parade Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 13:15   M
Sat 5 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event Chiswick Amateur Regatta University College London Boat Club to
Chiswick Bridge
Quintin Boat Club 09:00 18:00 U
Tue 8 May 2018   Sailing Event Tuesday Sailing Race Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 18:45   M
Thu 10 May 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
17:00   M
Sat 12 May 2018   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

Eel Pie Slipways to
The Ahoy Centre
08:00   M
Sat 12 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event Borne at Chiswick Bridge Regatta Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
08:30 18:30 U
Sun 13 May 2018   Sailing Event RNSA Trophy Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenw
Greenwich Yacht Club 11:50   M
Sun 13 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event Tudor Pull Teddington Lock to
St Katherine's Pier
09:00 16:30 U + M
Fri 18 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event Oarsome Challenge 2018 Hammersmith Bridge to
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre
18:00   U + M
Sat 19 May 2018   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

The Ahoy Centre to
Margaretness Lighthouse
08:45   M
Sat 19 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event Putney Town Regatta The Mile Post to
Ranelagh Sailing Club
09:00 19:30 U
Sat 26 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event Twickenham Regatta Eel Pie Island to
Buccleuch Gardens
Twickenham Rowing Club 07:00 19:00 U
Sat 26 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Bumps Syon Reach to
Chiswick Bridge
15:30 19:00 U
Sun 27 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Bumps Syon Reach to
Chiswick Bridge
16:30 19:00 U
Sun 3 Jun 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
12:00   M
Mon 4 Jun 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Thu 7 Jun 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
15:00   M
Sat 9 Jun 2018 TBC Rowing Event Royal Greenwich Challenge Globe Rowing Club to
Greenwich Yacht Club
TBC   M
Sat 9 Jun 2018 TBC Rowing Event Royal Greenwich Challenge Info

Cutters will muster inshore between the Trafalgar Tavern and Trinity Hospital, they will then pass upstream in number order to a turning point off the Royal Naval College and race towards Greenwich Yacht Club, passing outside of all piers, jetties and commercial moorings.

Globe Rowing Club to
Greenwich Yacht Club
12:15 14:30 M
Sat 16 Jun 2018 TBC Paddling Event 40tude London SUP Marathon Teddington Lock to
Putney Hard
16:30 20:00 U
Sat 16 Jun 2018 TBC Rowing Event Barnes and Mortlake Regatta Info

The regatta is being held with racing crews, rowing with the tide, between Kew Rail Bridge and Chiswick Road Bridge. The rules related to the restricted zone underneath Chiswick Bridge are suspended for crews involved in racing only, and only when it is safe to do so.

University College London Boat Club to
Chiswick Bridge
Mortlake Anglian & Alpha Boat Club 08:30 19:00 U
Mon 18 Jun 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:15   M
Fri 22 Jun 2018 TBC Rowing Event Admiral of the Port's Challenge Race HQS Wellington to
Westminster Boating Base
18:30 19:30 M
Sat 30 Jun 2018 TBC Rowing Event Richmond Amateur Regatta Eel Pie Island to
Buccleuch Gardens
08:30 19:00 U
Sat 30 Jun 2018   Rowing Event Thames Historic Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
11:30 14:00 M
Sun 1 Jul 2018 TBC Paddling Event Richmond Hasler Marathon Richmond Bridge to
Teddington Lock
Richmond Canoe Club 10:00 15:00 U
Tue 3 Jul 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Wed 4 Jul 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:15   M
Sun 8 Jul 2018 TBC Sailing Event Festival Hall Cruise London Corinthian Sailing Club to
Festival Pier
London Corinthian Sailing Club TBC   U + M
Mon 9 Jul 2018 TBC Rowing Event Port of London Challenge Trophy Race HQS Wellington to
Chelsea Harbour Pier
18:00 19:30 M
Tue 10 Jul 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Sat 14 Jul 2018 TBC Sailing Event London Corinthians Trip to Greenwich Hammersmith Bridge to
Greenwich Yacht Club
London Corinthian Sailing Club TBC   U + M
Sun 15 Jul 2018 TBC Sailing Event London Corinthians Trip to Greenwich Greenwich Yacht Club to
London Corinthian Sailing Club
London Corinthian Sailing Club TBC   U + M
Sun 15 Jul 2018 TBC Sailing Event Tideway Trophy Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club TBC   U
Tue 17 Jul 2018   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Tue 24 Jul 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Sun 29 Jul 2018 TBC Sailing Event London Apprentice Cruise London Corinthian Sailing Club TBC   U
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
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
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
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 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
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 TBC Sailing Event Laser Open Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club TBC   U
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 TBC Sailing Event Thames Trafalgar Race Greenwich Yacht Club to
Erith Yacht Club
Erith Yacht Club TBC   M + L
Sun 30 Sep 2018 TBC Sailing Event Thames Trafalgar Race Erith Yacht Club to
Greenwich Yacht Club
Erith Yacht Club TBC   M + L
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 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
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 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 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   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