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Annual Events Calendar 2021 - 2022

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 Dec 2021   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL PLA Thamesmead Tier 11:30 14:30 M
Sat 11 Dec 2021   Sailing Event Winter Series 3 Greenwich Yacht Club to
Jenningtree Point
Greenwich Yacht Club 11:00   M
Sun 12 Dec 2021   Rowing Event Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
14:00   M
Sun 12 Dec 2021   Rowing Event Remenham Challenge Barnes Bridge to
Putney Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 10:00 11:30 U
Sun 23 Jan 2022 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Winter Regatta University College London Boat Club to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 16:30 U
Sat 29 Jan 2022 TBC Rowing Event Quintin Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event will involve a river closure

Kew Railway Bridge to
Putney Bridge
13:00 16:30 U
Sun 27 Feb 2022   Rowing Event Hammersmith Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event will involve a river closure

Kew Railway Bridge to
Putney Bridge
13:30 17:00 U
Sun 6 Mar 2022 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Head Race Info

The races will be held between the Syon Pavilion and Chiswick Bridge, with the tide in the navigational channel. The river will remain open at all times during the event. Competitors will break from the rowing code in the following manner: As and when it is safe to do so competitors may overtake in the restricted zones; As and when it is safe to do so competitors may follow the racing line.

Syon Reach to
Chiswick Bridge
09:45 13:30 U
Sat 12 Mar 2022 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
11:30   U
Sat 12 Mar 2022   Rowing Event Women's Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event will involve a river closure

Kew Railway Bridge to
Putney Bridge
11:30 15:00 U
Mon 14 Mar 2022   Rowing Event Schools Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event will involve a river closure

Kew Railway Bridge to
Putney Bridge
13:30 17:00 U
Sat 26 Mar 2022   Rowing Event Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event will involve a river closure

Kew Railway Bridge to
Putney Bridge
10:00 13:30 U
Sun 27 Mar 2022   Rowing Event Veterans Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event will involve a river closure

Kew Railway Bridge to
Putney Bridge
12:00 15:30 U
Sun 3 Apr 2022 TBC Rowing Event University Boat Race Fulham Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
11:00 17:00 U
Sat 21 May 2022 TBC Rowing Event 2022 Thames Historic Barge Driving Info

The Thames Barge Driving Trust was formally constituted in January 2016, which was formally known as Transport on Water (TOW). Since 1974 we have held the annual Barge Driving Race to demonstrate the skills of Watermen & Lightermen in navigating barges under oar. The 2022 Event will witness the 45th running of this unique London rowing race between Greenwich and Westminster.

Greenwich Reach to
Lambeth Reach
10:30 16:00 M
Sat 21 May 2022 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Bumps Syon Reach to
Chiswick Bridge
09:30 15:00 U
Sun 22 May 2022 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Bumps Syon Reach to
Chiswick Bridge
10:30 16:00 U
Fri 3 Jun 2022 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Summer Regatta University College London Boat Club to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 18:00 U
Sat 10 Sep 2022 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
10:00 15:00 M + U
Sat 17 Sep 2022 TBC Rowing Event Scullers Head of the River Race Info

This event involves a river closure.

This event will involve a river closure

Kew Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
10:00 14:30 U
Sun 18 Sep 2022 TBC Rowing Event Dave Pope & Steve Faldo Barge Drives Waterloo Bridge to
Tower Bridge
12:00 15:00 M