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Annual Events Calendar 2018 - 2019

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
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Bill Simpson Memorial Cup Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:20   U
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Other Event Blue Lights River Services Demonstation Putney Hard 14:00 14:30 U
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy 10 & 11 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 10:00   L
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Foot Mitchell Cruiser Race Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club 12:00   L
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Rowing Event Globe Club Races West India Dock to
Poplar, Blackwall & Dist. Rowing Club
Globe Rowing Club 08:00 10:00 M
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Interclub Dinghy Team Races Info

Interclub racing hosted by Leigh on Sea S.C. around marks off their club.

Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club 11:15   L
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Paddling Event London Crossing Putney Hard to
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre
08:10 10:00 U + M
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Rowing Event LYR Active Row Regatta (Putney) Putney Pier to
Beverley Brook
11:00 14:00 U
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Rowing Event LYR Active Row Regatta (Shadwell) Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre to
Wapping Pier
11:00 14:00 M
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Rowing Event Royal Row Barge Barn Elms Reach 09:00 16:30 U
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Paddling Event SUP Big Ben Challenge Putney Hard to
Westminster Bridge
12:00 15:30 U + M
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Paddling Event Tideway Kayak Event Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre to
Westminster Bridge
09:00 11:30 M
Sun 23 Sep 2018   Rowing Event Tunnel Cup Hammersmith Bridge to
Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre
08:00 09:00 U + M
Fri 28 Sep 2018   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Tier 12:30 14:30 M
Sat 29 Sep 2018   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

The Ahoy Centre to
Margaretness Lighthouse
08:30   M
Sat 29 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 3 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:50   U
Sat 29 Sep 2018 TBC Sailing Event EYC Nelson Cruiser Race Info

Racing from EYC between Woolwich & Ovens

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sat 29 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Reserve Race Day Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sat 29 Sep 2018 TBC Sailing Event Thames Trafalgar Race Greenwich Yacht Club to
Erith Yacht Club
Erith Yacht Club TBC   M + L
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy 12 Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 15:00   L
Sun 30 Sep 2018 TBC Sailing Event EYC Nelson Cruiser Race Info

Racing between Woolwich & Ovens

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Paddling Event London Kayakathon Battersea Church Drawdock to
Greenwich Reach
09:00 15:30 M + U
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Rowing Event Quintin Boat Club Sculling Championship Isleworth Drawdock to
Quintin Boat Club
Quintin Boat Club 10:15 12:15 U
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Sailing Event Rat's Racing: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 16:30   U
Sun 30 Sep 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
12:30   M
Thu 4 Oct 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
16:15   M
Sat 6 Oct 2018   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
15:00 18:30 U
Sat 6 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Reserve Race Day Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sun 7 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 3 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:40   U
Sun 7 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Trophy Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 10:00   L
Sun 7 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 1 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 12:00   M
Fri 12 Oct 2018   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Tier 11:00 13:00 M
Sat 13 Oct 2018   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

The Ahoy Centre to
Margaretness Lighthouse
08:30   M
Sat 13 Oct 2018   Sailing Event End of Season Cruise Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 08:00   L
Sat 13 Oct 2018   Sailing Event President's Trophy / Bolwell Cup Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 15:50   U
Sat 13 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Reserve Race Day Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 09:00   L
Sun 14 Oct 2018   Sailing Event National 12 Open Meeting Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 11:00 17:00 U
Sun 14 Oct 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
12:30   M
Sun 14 Oct 2018   Sailing Event The Ovens Buoy (Bill Smart Trophy) Erith Yacht Club to
Ovens Buoy
Erith Yacht Club 08:30   L
Thu 18 Oct 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
15:15   M
Sat 20 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 5 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 09:50   U
Sat 20 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Ward Shield Gravesend Sailing Club Gravesend Sailing Club 12:00   L
Sun 21 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 2 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:00   M
Sun 21 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Rat's Racing: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 11:00   U
Thu 25 Oct 2018 TBC Rowing Event Wingfield Sculls Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
13:15 14:30 U
Sat 27 Oct 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 6 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:50   U
Sat 27 Oct 2018   Rowing Event Thames Apprentice Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
11:30 14:00 M
Sun 28 Oct 2018   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
10:45   M
Sat 3 Nov 2018   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
12:00 15:30 U
Sun 4 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 2 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 09:30   M
Sun 4 Nov 2018 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
Vesta Rowing Club 11:30 15:00 U
Sat 10 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 7 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:50   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
Sun 11 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Vinderloo Special Race: Pappadum Plate & Heffalump Cup Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 14:30   U
Wed 14 Nov 2018   Gun Salute Event HRH Prince of Wales’ Birthday Tower of London 13:00   M
Sat 24 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Rat's Racing: Helm Race Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:50   U
Sun 25 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 3 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 13:45   M
Sun 25 Nov 2018   Sailing Event Royal Thames Pursuit Race Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:40   U
Sat 1 Dec 2018 TBC Rowing Event Vesta Scullers Head of the River Race Kew Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 09:00 12:30 U
Sun 2 Dec 2018   Rowing Event United Hospitals Novice Regatta Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sat 8 Dec 2018   Rowing Event Allom Cup Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sat 8 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Autumn Points 8 Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:50   U
Sat 8 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Cruisers Winter 3 Bugsbys Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 13:00   M
Sun 9 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Christmas Punch Bowl Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 13:30   U
Sat 15 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Christmas Riverbanking: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:30   U
Sun 16 Dec 2018   Sailing Event Christmas Riverbanking: Toe in Water Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:30   U
Sun 20 Jan 2019   Rowing Event United Hospitals Winter Regatta Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:30 16:00 U
Sun 27 Jan 2019 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 09:00 12:30 U
Sun 24 Feb 2019 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Head of the River Race Kew Pavilion to
Chiswick Bridge
10:15 13:45 U
Sat 2 Mar 2019 TBC Rowing Event Hammersmith 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
12:00 15:30 U
Fri 15 Mar 2019 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
11:30 15:30 U
Sat 16 Mar 2019 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
10:30 14:00 U
Sat 30 Mar 2019 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
10:15 13:45 U
Sun 31 Mar 2019 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
12:30 16:00 U
Thu 16 May 2019   Paddling Event Witney to Westminster Teddington Lock to
Waterloo Bridge
13:00 19:15 U + M
Sat 6 Jul 2019 TBC Rowing Event Thames Historic Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
13:00 15:00 M
Sat 14 Sep 2019 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
Sun 6 Oct 2019 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
TBC   U
Sat 23 Nov 2019 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 7 Dec 2019 TBC Rowing Event Vesta Scullers Head of the River Race Kew Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club TBC   U