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The Thames is home to globally renowned events like the University Boat Race, traditional barge and cutter races and the river marathon, the Great River Race. The PLA provides essential services to these events helping them run safely on one of the UK's busiest tidal rivers.
The Boat Race, between the University crews of Oxford and Cambridge is one of the oldest sporting events in the world and it literally can’t start without us!
Here you will find our comprehensive list of key events for 2016, both in the Port of London and on the tidal Thames
The annual Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race is the world’s longest non-stop canoe race starting in Devizes, Wiltshire with the finish in the heart of London at Westminster Bridge
A unique event rowed over a course of seven-mile course from Greenwich to Westminster, with Watermen and Lightermen in navigating under oars, using only their own strength, experience and the tide to propel their barges.

Tall Ships Regatta 2017

Over the Easter weekend in 2017 (13 – 16 April), Greenwich will host the Rendez-vous Tall Ships Regatta 2017.

Ships will be anchored at two festival sites in the Royal Borough - at the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greenwich town centre, and the Royal Arsenal Riverside in Woolwich.