Double Doggett’s Coat and Badge Races in 2021
Sculler Patrick Keech, who won the 2019 race, with race umpire Bob Prentice.
There will be two Doggett’s Coat and Badge Races in 2021, following the postponement of last year’s event due to the pandemic.
Four contenders, including the 2019 runner-up James Berry, are in the running for the 2020 catch up race, due to be held on 25 June.
The 2021 race will be staged on 8 September, coinciding once again with the month-long Totally Thames festival.
Race umpire Bob Prentice said: “It was a big disappointment for all concerned that for the first time since the war, last year’s race had to be postponed.
“The good news is that, as long as COVID-19 restrictions allow, we are on for a double dose of races in 2021 to make up.”