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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
Fri 10 Jul 2020   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
18:00 19:30 U
Fri 10 Jul 2020   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
18:30   M
Sat 11 Jul 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Cruise (downriver) Bugsby's Reach to
Woolwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 09:15 13:15 M
Sat 11 Jul 2020   Sailing Event Warry Cup Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 17:00 20:00 U
Sun 12 Jul 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Summer Point 3 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 17:30 20:30 U
Sun 12 Jul 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 18:40 22:40 U
Sun 12 Jul 2020   Sailing Event Westerley Challenge Cup Greenwich Yacht Club to
Gravesend Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 09:15 18:00 M + L
Tue 14 Jul 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Match Race Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 18:00 20:00 M
Thu 16 Jul 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
17:00   M
Fri 17 Jul 2020 Cancelled Rowing Event Port of London Challenge Race (CANCELLED) HQS Wellington to
Chelsea Harbour Pier
19:00 20:30 M
Sat 18 Jul 2020   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
13:00 14:30 U
Sat 18 Jul 2020   Sailing Event Web Cresta Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:30 14:30 U
Sun 19 Jul 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Summer Point 4 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:00 15:00 U
Sun 19 Jul 2020   Sailing Event Meridian Cup & Dinghy Summer Series 4 Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 12:30 16:30 M
Sun 19 Jul 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Isleworth Drawdock
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 13:50 17:50 U
Fri 24 Jul 2020   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
17:45 18:30 U
Sat 25 Jul 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Cruise (downriver) Bugsby's Reach to
Woolwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:00 14:00 M
Sat 25 Jul 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Summer Point 5 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 16:30 19:30 U
Sat 25 Jul 2020 Cancelled Rowing Event Thames Historic Barge Driving Race (CANCELLED) Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
12:30 15:00 M
Sat 25 Jul 2020 Cancelled Paddling Event White Swan Raft Race (CANCELLED) White Swan Public House to
Eel Pie Island
TBC   U
Sun 26 Jul 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 14:40 18:40 U
Sun 26 Jul 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
12:30   M
Mon 27 Jul 2020   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:30   M
Tue 28 Jul 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Summer Series 5 - Tuesday Night Race (Ramsgate Week) Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 18:30 21:30 M
Thu 30 Jul 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
16:30   M
Sat 1 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Barnes Trophy Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:30 14:30 U
Sat 1 Aug 2020   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
13:00 14:30 U
Sat 1 Aug 2020 TBC Rowing Event London Cornish Pilot Gig Regatta Buccleuch Gardens to
Eel Pie Slipways
TBC   U
Sun 2 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Summer Series 6 - RNSA Bugsby's Reach to
Greenwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 12:30 16:30 M
Sun 2 Aug 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Summer Point 6 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:30 15:30 U
Sun 2 Aug 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 13:10 17:10 U
Sat 8 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Cruise (downriver) Bugsby's Reach to
Woolwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:00 14:00 M
Sun 9 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Ladies Cup Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenhithe Causeway
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:30 20:30 M + L
Sun 9 Aug 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Summer Point 7 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 16:30 19:30 U
Sun 9 Aug 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 17:30 19:30 U
Sun 9 Aug 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
11:45   M
Mon 10 Aug 2020   Sailing Event GYC Push the Boat Out Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 09:00 18:00 M
Tue 11 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Go Sail Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 18:00 20:00 M
Wed 12 Aug 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 19:10 21:10 U
Sat 15 Aug 2020 TBC Swimming Event Great River Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
10:45 13:15 U
Sun 16 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Commodores Cup Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:00 14:00 U
Sun 16 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Summer Series 6 - Barclay's Cup Bugsby's Reach to
Woolwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:30 16:30 M
Sun 16 Aug 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Isleworth Drawdock
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 11:45 15:45 U
Sat 22 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Cruise (downriver) Bugsby's Reach to
Woolwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 09:30 12:30 M
Sat 22 Aug 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Summer Point 8 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:30 18:30 U
Sun 23 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Ladies Challenge Cup (Lady Helm) Greenwich Yacht Club to
Erith Yacht Club
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:00 18:00 M + L
Sun 23 Aug 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 17:10 21:10 U
Mon 24 Aug 2020   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
18:30 20:00 U
Tue 25 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Go Sail Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 18:00 20:00 M
Sat 29 Aug 2020   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
11:30 13:00 U
Sat 29 Aug 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Summer Point 9 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 10:00 13:00 U
Sun 30 Aug 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Summer Series 8 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:30 14:30 M
Sun 30 Aug 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 12:00 14:00 U
Thu 3 Sep 2020 Cancelled Rowing Event Doggett’s Coat & Badge (CANCELLED) 11:00 13:00 M
Sat 5 Sep 2020 Cancelled Rowing Event Great River Race (CANCELLED) 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
Sat 5 Sep 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Autumn Points 1 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:00 18:00 U
Sun 6 Sep 2020   Sailing Event Commodores Cup Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:30 18:30 U
Sun 6 Sep 2020 Cancelled Paddling Event London Cockleshell Endeavour (CANCELLED) Greenwich Pier to
Battersea Church Drawdock
08:00 15:00 M
Sun 6 Sep 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 16:20 20:20 U
Sun 6 Sep 2020 TBC Rowing Event Steve Faldo and Dave Pope Barge Races Info

Traditional Barge Driving Races through Central London - Local Traffic Control may be in force.

Westminster Bridge to
Tower Bridge
12:30 16:30 M
Sun 6 Sep 2020 TBC Paddling Event Thames Tidefest Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
10:00 17:00 U
Mon 7 Sep 2020   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' (Totally Thames) Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
17:30 19:00 U
Mon 7 Sep 2020   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
17:45   M
Sat 12 Sep 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter Series Race 1 - HM Cup Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:30 14:30 M
Sun 13 Sep 2020   Sailing Event Barts Bash Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 09:00 12:00 U
Sun 13 Sep 2020   Sailing Event Bob Walker Cup Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 09:00 14:00 M
Sun 13 Sep 2020 TBC Rowing Event Lord Mayors River Progress 2019 Lambeth Pier to
President’s Quay
TBC   M
Sun 13 Sep 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Isleworth Drawdock
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 10:30 14:30 U
Mon 14 Sep 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
17:40   M
Sat 19 Sep 2020   Sailing Event Presidents Trophy Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:30 17:30 U
Sun 20 Sep 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter Series Race 2 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 09:30 12:30 M
Sun 20 Sep 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Autumn Points 2 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:00 18:00 U
Sun 20 Sep 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 16:00 18:00 U
Sun 20 Sep 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
10:45   M
Mon 21 Sep 2020   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
17:45 19:15 U
Thu 24 Sep 2020 Cancelled Rowing Event Oarsome Challenge 2020 (CANCELLED) Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre to
Hammersmith Bridge
17:00 20:30 U + M
Sat 26 Sep 2020   Sailing Event Lady Bulls Bowl Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 08:00 11:00 U
Sun 27 Sep 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Autumn Points 3 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 09:30 12:30 U
Sun 27 Sep 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 10:20 14:20 U
Sun 27 Sep 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
17:00   M
Sat 3 Oct 2020   Sailing Event Laser Open Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:00 17:00 U
Sun 4 Oct 2020 Cancelled Rowing Event Regatta London (CANCELLED) Kew Railway Bridge to
West India Docks
TBC   M + U
Sun 4 Oct 2020 TBC Paddling Event Hasler Marathon Final (Richmond) Richmond Bridge to
Teddington Lock
Richmond Canoe Club TBC   U
Sun 4 Oct 2020 TBC Sailing Event London Dinghy Regatta Thames Barrier to
North Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club TBC   M
Sun 4 Oct 2020 TBC Rowing Event Lord Mayors River Progress 2020 Lambeth Pier to
President’s Quay
TBC   M
Sun 4 Oct 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 15:20 17:20 U
Sun 11 Oct 2020   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

The Ahoy Centre to
Margaretness Lighthouse
10:00   M + L
Sun 11 Oct 2020   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter Series (downriver) Bugsby's Reach to
Woolwich Reach
Greenwich Yacht Club 12:30 16:30 M
Sun 11 Oct 2020 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
10:00 13:30 U
Sun 11 Oct 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 15:45 19:45 U
Mon 12 Oct 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
16:00   M
Sat 17 Oct 2020   Sailing Event LCSC Autumn Points 4 Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:30 16:30 U
Sun 18 Oct 2020   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 14:50 18:50 U
Sun 25 Oct 2020   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
14:45   M
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 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
Sat 12 Dec 2020   Sailing Event Christmas Punch Bowl Hammersmith Bridge to
Chiswick Pier Trust
London Corinthian Sailing Club 09:30 12:30 U
Sat 12 Dec 2020 TBC Rowing Event Remenham Challenge Barnes Bridge to
Putney Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club TBC   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
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 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 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
Wed 8 Sep 2021 TBC Rowing Event 2021 Doggett’s Coat & Badge TBC   M