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Annual Events Calendar 2020 - 2021

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 31 Oct 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter Series 4 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 12:30 15:30 M
Sat 31 Oct 2020   Sailing Event Royal Thames Pursuit Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:00 15:00 U
Sun 1 Nov 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Autumn Points 5 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:30 15:30 U
Sun 1 Nov 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 13:30 15:30 U
Sun 8 Nov 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter Series Race 5 & Cruiser Winter 1 Race Bugsby's Reach to
Jenningtree Point
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:10 16:30 M + L
Sun 8 Nov 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 13:40 17:40 U
Sat 14 Nov 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Cruise Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:00 14:00 M
Sat 14 Nov 2020   Gun Salute Event HRH Prince of Wales’ Birthday Tower of London 13:00   M
Sat 14 Nov 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Autumn Points 6 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:00 14:00 U
Sun 15 Nov 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Autumn Points 7 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:00 15:00 U
Sun 15 Nov 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 12:44 14:44 U
Sat 21 Nov 2020 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
09:00 12:30 U
Sun 22 Nov 2020   Sailing Event Cruiser Winter 2 Race Greenwich Yacht Club to
Jenningtree Point
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:50 17:00 M + L
Sun 22 Nov 2020 TBC Rowing Event Fuller's Head of the River Fours Races 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
Sat 28 Nov 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Autumn Points 8 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:00 14:00 U
Sat 28 Nov 2020 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Novice Regatta Info

The races will be held between the Syon Pavilion and Chiswick Bridge, with the tide in the navigational channel. The river will remain open at all times during the event. Competitors will break from the rowing code in the following manner: As and when it is safe to do so competitors may overtake in the restricted zones As and when it is safe to do so competitors may follow the racing line.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sat 5 Dec 2020 TBC Rowing Event Vesta Scullers Head of the River Race Kew Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club TBC   U
Sun 6 Dec 2020 TBC Rowing Event Allom Cup Info

The races will be held between the Syon Pavilion and Chiswick Bridge, with the tide in the navigational channel. The river will remain open at all times during the event. Competitors will break from the rowing code in the following manner: As and when it is safe to do so competitors may overtake in the restricted zones As and when it is safe to do so competitors may follow the racing line.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sun 6 Dec 2020 TBC Rowing Event KHSBC Christmas Pudding Races Chiswick Quay Marina to
Barnes Bridge
12:00 16:00 U
Sat 12 Dec 2020   Sailing Event Christmas Punch Bowl Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 09:30 12:30 U
Sun 13 Dec 2020   Sailing Event Cruiser Winter 3 Race Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:30 14:30 M
Thu 31 Dec 2020 TBC Fireworks Event New Year's Firework and Light Display Tower Bridge to
Lambeth Bridge
21:00 01:00 M
Sun 17 Jan 2021 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Winter Regatta Info

The races will be held between the Syon Pavilion and Chiswick Bridge, with the tide in the navigational channel. The river will remain open at all times during the event. Competitors will break from the rowing code in the following manner: As and when it is safe to do so competitors may overtake in the restricted zones As and when it is safe to do so competitors may follow the racing line.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 16:00 U
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
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 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
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