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Annual Events Calendar 2021 - 2022

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 23 Jan 2021 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 7 Feb 2021 TBC Rowing Event Remenham Challenge Barnes Bridge to
Putney Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club TBC   U
Sun 21 Feb 2021 TBC Rowing Event Boustead Cup Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Thames Rowing Club TBC   U
Sun 28 Feb 2021 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Head Race Syon Reach to
Chiswick Bridge
09:30 13:00 U
Sat 6 Mar 2021 TBC Rowing Event Women's 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   U
Tue 16 Mar 2021 TBC Rowing Event 2020 Doggett’s Coat & Badge TBC   M
Sat 20 Mar 2021 TBC 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
TBC   U
Sun 21 Mar 2021 TBC 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.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
TBC   U
Wed 24 Mar 2021 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
Fulham Railway Bridge
11:00 14:30 U
Sat 3 Apr 2021 TBC Rowing Event University Boat Race Fulham Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
09:00 17:00 U
Sat 22 May 2021 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Bumps Syon Reach to
Chiswick Bridge
14:30 18:30 U
Sun 23 May 2021 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Bumps Syon Reach to
Chiswick Bridge
15:30 19:30 U
Sat 29 May 2021 TBC Rowing Event Apprentice Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
11:30 14:00 M
Sat 5 Jun 2021 TBC Rowing Event GB Row Challenge 2021 Tower Bridge to
Outer Limits
11:00 20:00 M + L
Sun 6 Jun 2021 TBC Rowing Event GB Row Challenge 2021 Tower Bridge to
Outer Limits
12:00 20:00 M + L
Sat 12 Jun 2021 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.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Mortlake Anglian & Alpha Boat Club TBC   U
Sun 13 Jun 2021 TBC Paddling Event London Cockleshell Endeavour Kayakathon The Ahoy Centre to
Battersea Church Drawdock
10:45 19:15 M + M
Sat 26 Jun 2021 TBC Rowing Event Richmond Amateur Regatta Eel Pie Island to
Buccleuch Gardens
08:00 19:00 U
Thu 15 Jul 2021 TBC Rowing Event Oarsome Challenge 2021 Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre to
Hammersmith Bridge
TBC   U + M
Sat 24 Jul 2021 TBC Rowing Event Thames Historic Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
10:00 12:30 M
Wed 8 Sep 2021 TBC Rowing Event 2021 Doggett’s Coat & Badge TBC   M
Sat 25 Sep 2021 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
08:00 17:00 M + U
Thu 21 Oct 2021 TBC Rowing Event Wingfield Sculls Kew Railway Bridge to
Dove Pier
10:00 15:00 U
Sat 12 Mar 2022 TBC Rowing Event Women's 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
11:30   U