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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.
Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta
Tall ships returned to the Thames en-masse for the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta between 5 to 9 September. This was the largest Tall Ships event on the Thames in 25 years. For more information or to see unique footage of the Tall Ships' last visit to London in 1989 click on the links below.



London's river marathon, the Great River Race sees competitors row 22 miles from Millwall to Ham. Up to 300 traditional boats, from wherries to war canoes, Cornish gigs to watermen's cutters, take part.
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!
A season of arts. cultural and river events presented by Thames Festival Trust through September.
List of key events in the Port of London and on the tidal Thames