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Annual Events Calendar 2017 - 2018

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 contact us.

 
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Date TBC Type Event Name Description Location Club (click for map) Start Time Finish Time District
Sat 23 Sep 2017   Sailing Event Autumn Points 2 Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:15 18:15 U
Sat 23 Sep 2017   Paddling Event SUP Big Ben Challenge Putney Hard to
Westminster Bridge
10:00 13:30 U + M
Sat 23 Sep 2017   Paddling Event SUP Mass Paddle Kew Bridge Drawdock to
Putney Hard
10:00 11:30 U
Sun 24 Sep 2017   Paddling Event Hasler Marathon Finals Richmond Bridge to
Teddington Lock
Richmond Canoe Club 10:00 15:00 U
Sun 24 Sep 2017   Sailing Event LCSC Cup Race Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:50 18:50 U
Sun 24 Sep 2017   Rowing Event Quintin Boat Club Sculling Championship Isleworth Drawdock to
Chiswick Bridge
Quintin Boat Club 10:15 11:45 U
Sun 24 Sep 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach to
Chelsea Bridge
Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:45 14:15 U + M
Sun 24 Sep 2017   Sailing Event Strand-on-the-Green Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
16:30 18:30 U
Sun 24 Sep 2017   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
11:00   U + M
Tue 26 Sep 2017   Paddling Event Tideway SUP Event Kew Bridge Drawdock to
Chamber's Wharf
06:50 10:00 U + M
Sat 30 Sep 2017   Rowing Event Bernie Thompson Race Tideway Scullers School to
Putney Bridge
Tideway Scullers School 13:00 15:00 U
Sat 30 Sep 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 09:00 11:30 U
Sat 30 Sep 2017   Paddling Event SUP Mass Paddle and Pick Kew Bridge Drawdock to
Small Profits Drawdock
11:00 16:00 U
Sat 30 Sep 2017 TBC Sailing Event Thames Trafalgar Race Greenwich Yacht Club to
Erith Yacht Club
Greenwich Yacht Club TBC   M + L
Sun 1 Oct 2017   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
09:30   U + M
Sun 1 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:00 12:30 U
Sun 1 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Strand-on-the-Green Club Race Kew Bridge to
Isleworth Drawdock
10:50 12:50 U
Sun 1 Oct 2017 TBC Sailing Event Thames Trafalgar Race Erith Yacht Club to
Greenwich Yacht Club
Greenwich Yacht Club TBC   M
Sat 7 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Autumn Points 3 Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:20 17:20 U
Sat 7 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 15:00 17:30 U
Sat 7 Oct 2017   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Free firework display on Southend Seafront every Saturday night between 7th October and 18th November 2017.

Southend Seafront 19:30 19:40 L
Sun 8 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Presidents Trophy and Bolwell Cup Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:00 18:00 U
Sun 8 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 15:30 18:00 U
Sun 8 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Strand-on-the-Green Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
15:40 17:40 U
Sun 8 Oct 2017   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
10:30   M
Sun 8 Oct 2017   Sailing Event TYC National 12 Open Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 11:00 16:00 U
Fri 13 Oct 2017   Clay Shoot Event WILLIAM B Thamesmead Ship Tier 12:00 15:00 M
Sat 14 Oct 2017 TBC Sailing Event Ovens Buoy Greenwich Yacht Club to
Ovens Buoy
Greenwich Yacht Club 09:00   M + L
Sat 14 Oct 2017   Rowing Event Pairs Head of the River Race Kew Railway Bridge to
Barn Elms Boathouse
11:00 14:30 U
Sat 14 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 09:00 11:30 U
Sat 14 Oct 2017   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Free firework display on Southend Seafront every Saturday night between 7th October and 18th November 2017.

Southend Seafront 19:30 19:40 L
Sun 15 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Autumn Points 4 Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 09:15 12:15 U
Sun 15 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:00 12:30 U
Sun 15 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Strand-on-the-Green Club Race Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
10:10 12:10 U
Sat 21 Oct 2017 TBC Rowing Event Apprentices Thames Barge Driving Event Greenland Pier to
Westminster Bridge
11:00 13:00 M
Sat 21 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 15:00 17:30 U
Sat 21 Oct 2017   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Free firework display on Southend Seafront every Saturday night between 7th October and 18th November 2017.

Southend Seafront 19:30 19:40 L
Sun 22 Oct 2017   Rowing Event Globe Club Races West India Dock to
Globe Rowing Club
Globe Rowing Club 10:15 13:00 M
Sun 22 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Lady Bull's Points Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:50 17:50 U
Sun 22 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 15:15 17:45 U
Sun 22 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Strand-on-the-Green Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
15:30 17:30 U
Sat 28 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach to
Chelsea Bridge
Ranelagh Sailing Club 12:30 16:00 U + M
Sat 28 Oct 2017   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Free firework display on Southend Seafront every Saturday night between 7th October and 18th November 2017.

Southend Seafront 19:30 19:40 L
Sun 29 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 1 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:55   M
Sun 29 Oct 2017   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
08:00   U + M
Sun 29 Oct 2017   Sailing Event Strand-on-the-Green Club Race Kew Railway Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
15:30 17:30 U
Fri 3 Nov 2017 TBC Fireworks Event Gravesend Fireworks Info

Gravesham Borough Council's free annual firework display will be held on Friday 3rd November.

Gordon Promenade 20:00 20:18 L
Sat 4 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Autumn Points 6 Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:15 15:15 U
Sat 4 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 13:00 15:30 U
Sat 4 Nov 2017   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Free firework display on Southend Seafront every Saturday night between 7th October and 18th November 2017.

Southend Seafront 19:30 19:40 L
Sun 5 Nov 2017 TBC Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 2 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 13:00   M
Sun 5 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 13:30 16:00 U
Sun 5 Nov 2017 TBC Sailing Event Strand-on-the-Green Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
13:30 15:30 U
Sat 11 Nov 2017   Rowing Event Lord Mayor's Show Flotilla Info

Local traffic control will be carried by an attending Harbour Service Launch. See separate Notice to Mariners

Westminster Boating Base to
HMS President
TBC   M
Sat 11 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach to
Chelsea Bridge
Ranelagh Sailing Club 12:30 16:00 U + M
Sat 11 Nov 2017   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Free firework display on Southend Seafront every Saturday night between 7th October and 18th November 2017.

Southend Seafront 19:30 19:40 L
Sat 11 Nov 2017   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
Vesta Rowing Club 09:30 13:00 U
Sun 12 Nov 2017   Rowing Event Fuller's Head of the River Fours 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
09:45 13:15 U
Sun 12 Nov 2017   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
08:15   U + M
Sun 12 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 14:45 17:15 U
Tue 14 Nov 2017   Gun Salute Event HRH Prince of Wales' Birthday Tower of London 13:00   M
Thu 16 Nov 2017 TBC Rowing Event Wingfield Sculls Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
10:15 12:30 U
Sat 18 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Autumn Points 7 Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:15 15:15 U
Sat 18 Nov 2017 TBC Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 2 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 12:00   M
Sat 18 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 13:00 15:30 U
Sat 18 Nov 2017   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Free firework display on Southend Seafront every Saturday night between 7th October and 18th November 2017.

Southend Seafront 19:30 19:40 L
Sun 19 Nov 2017 TBC Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 3 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 12:50   M
Sun 19 Nov 2017   Sailing Event LCSC Cup Race Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:50 15:50 U
Sun 19 Nov 2017   Rowing Event PBDRCClub Races West India Dock to
Poplar, Blackwall & Dist. Rowing Club
Poplar, Blackwall & Dist. Rowing Club 08:00 09:30 M
Sun 19 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:45 13:15 U
Sat 25 Nov 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach to
Chelsea Bridge
Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:45 14:15 U + M
Sat 2 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Autumn Points 7 Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:00 14:00 U
Sat 2 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 11:45 14:15 U
Sat 2 Dec 2017   Rowing Event Vesta Scullers 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
Vesta Rowing Club 08:30 12:00 U
Sun 3 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Martin Trophy Cup Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:45 14:45 U
Sun 3 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 12:15 14:45 U
Sun 3 Dec 2017   Rowing Event United Hospitals Novice Regatta Chiswick Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sun 10 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach to
Chelsea Bridge
Ranelagh Sailing Club 12:30 16:00 U + M
Sun 10 Dec 2017   Rowing Event ULBC Allom Cup Chiswick Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sat 16 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Autumn Points 9 Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:10 14:10 U
Sat 16 Dec 2017 TBC Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 3 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:00   M
Sat 16 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 12:00 15:30 U
Sat 16 Dec 2017   Rowing Event Remenham Challenge Chiswick Pier Trust to
Putney Bridge
TBC   U
Sun 17 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Christmas Punch Bowl Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:50 14:50 U
Sun 17 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 12:30 15:00 U
Sat 23 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach to
Chelsea Bridge
Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:00 13:30 U + M
Sat 30 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 10:00 12:30 U
Sun 31 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Pappadum Plate Special Hammersmith Bridge to
Barnes Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 10:30 13:30 U
Sun 31 Dec 2017   Sailing Event Ranelagh Club Race Barn Elms Reach Ranelagh Sailing Club 11:00 13:30 U
Sun 21 Jan 2018   Rowing Event United Hospitals Winter Regatta Chiswick Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
09:00 16:00 U
Sat 27 Jan 2018   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 10:30 14:00 U
Sun 18 Feb 2018 TBC Rowing Event Greenwich Head TBC   M
Sun 25 Feb 2018   Rowing Event Hammersmith Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure please see the separate Notice to Mariners.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Barn Elms Boathouse
10:00 14:00 U
Sun 4 Mar 2018 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Head Race Chiswick Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
09:30 14:00 U
Sat 10 Mar 2018   Rowing Event Women's 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
Fulham Railway Bridge
08:45 12:15 U
Sun 11 Mar 2018   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
09:30 13:00 U
Mon 12 Mar 2018   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
Putney Bridge
12:00 15:30 U
Sat 24 Mar 2018 TBC Rowing Event Universities Boat Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event involves a river closure please see the separate Notice to Mariners.

TBC   U
Sun 25 Mar 2018   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.

Barn Elms Boathouse to
Kew Railway Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 09:00 12:30 U
Sat 28 Apr 2018 TBC Rowing Event Hammersmith Amateur Regatta TBC   U
Sun 13 May 2018 TBC Rowing Event Tudor Pull 12:30 16:00 U + M
Sat 9 Jun 2018 TBC Rowing Event Royal Greenwich Challenge Globe Rowing Club to
Greenwich Yacht Club
TBC   M
Fri 22 Jun 2018 TBC Rowing Event Admiral of the Port's Challenge Race TBC   M
Sat 30 Jun 2018 TBC Rowing Event Thames Historic Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
11:30 13:30 M
Mon 9 Jul 2018 TBC Rowing Event Port of London Challenge Trophy Race TBC   M
Sat 8 Sep 2018 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
TBC   M + U
Sat 10 Nov 2018   Rowing Event Lord Mayor's Show Flotilla Info

Local traffic control will be carried by an attending Harbour Service Launch. See separate Notice to Mariners

Westminster Boating Base to
HMS President
TBC   M