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Annual Events Calendar 2019 - 2020

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
Wed 21 Aug 2019   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
18:15 19:45 U
Wed 21 Aug 2019   Clay Shoot Event SB LADY DAPHNE Thamesmead Ship Teir 13:00 16:00 M
Fri 23 Aug 2019   Sailing Event GYC Friday Sail Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 18:00 20:30 M
Fri 23 Aug 2019 TBC Sailing Event Sundowner 11/Diamond Info

Cruiser & Dinghy Racing

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sat 24 Aug 2019   Sailing Event Armada Challenge Erith Yacht Club to
East Blythe Buoy
Thurrock Yacht Club 09:00 17:00 L
Sat 24 Aug 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
13:30 16:00 U + M
Sat 24 Aug 2019   Sailing Event Windmill Trophy Info

Cruiser Racing

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sun 25 Aug 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
14:30 17:00 U + M
Sun 25 Aug 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 16:30 20:30 U
Sun 25 Aug 2019   Sailing Event TYC Race Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 10:30 14:30 U
Mon 26 Aug 2019   Sailing Event Commodore's Cup Info

Cruiser Racing

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Mon 26 Aug 2019   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
10:40 11:40 U
Sat 31 Aug 2019 TBC Paddling Event Masons Raft Race Greenhithe Causeway TBC   L
Sat 31 Aug 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Summer Points Barn Elms Reach 14:30 16:00 U
Sun 1 Sep 2019   Rowing Event LTRC Pier Race Info

Boats will row from Two Tree Island to the start at Leigh Bell Wharf. The race course is towards the Pier, port turn round the Leigh Buoy, Parallel the Pier to the next racing marker, port turn then back to Bell Wharf.

Bell Wharf to
Two Tree Island Causeway
13:30 14:50 L
Sun 1 Sep 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Summer Points Barn Elms Reach 15:15 16:45 U
Sun 1 Sep 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 15:30 19:30 U
Sun 1 Sep 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 15:30 19:30 U
Tue 3 Sep 2019   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
17:45 19:15 U
Wed 4 Sep 2019   Rowing Event Doggett’s Coat & Badge 13:45 15:00 M
Wed 4 Sep 2019   Rowing Event Meridian Pull Cremorne Wharf to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Thu 5 Sep 2019   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Teir 11:30 14:30 M
Fri 6 Sep 2019   Sailing Event GYC Friday Sail Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 18:30 21:00 M
Fri 6 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Sundowner 12/Diamond Info

Cruiser & Dinghy Racing

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sat 7 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Interclub Cruiser Challenge Race Info

Circuit race in the Estuary to and from the Leigh Buoy

Leigh Buoy to
Leigh Buoy
Benfleet Yacht Club 10:00   L
Sat 7 Sep 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
14:00 16:30 U + M
Sat 7 Sep 2019   Rowing Event Shiplake Outloars - Lechlade to Gravesend Row Info

Endurance row from Lechlade to Gravesend by Shiplake Outloars.

Teddington Lock to
Gravesend Rowing Club
06:30 13:50 U + M + L
Sun 8 Sep 2019   Sailing Event LadiesCup Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenhithe Causeway
Greenwich Yacht Club 12:00 19:00 M + L
Sun 8 Sep 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Isleworth Drawdock
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 09:00 13:00 U
Sun 8 Sep 2019   Paddling Event Thames Tidefest Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
10:00 17:00 U
Sun 8 Sep 2019   Sailing Event TYC Race Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 10:30 14:30 U
Tue 10 Sep 2019   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
19:00   M
Sat 14 Sep 2019 TBC Other Event Dunkirk Little Ships Parade Teddington Lock to
Eel Pie Slipways
15:00 16:00 U
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
11:00 14:00 M + U
Sat 14 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Open Weekend Info

Cruiser & Dinghy Racing

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sun 15 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 1 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 14:20 16:30 M
Sun 15 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Open Weekend/Hanseatic Cup Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sun 15 Sep 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Summer Points Barn Elms Reach 15:00 16:30 U
Sun 15 Sep 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 15:00 19:00 U
Sun 15 Sep 2019   Sailing Event TYC Race Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 10:30 14:30 U
Thu 19 Sep 2019   Swimming Event Great River 'Familiarisation' Swim Chiswick Pier Trust to
Chiswick Eyot
17:45 19:15 U
Thu 19 Sep 2019   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Teir 12:00 15:00 M
Fri 20 Sep 2019   Rowing Event PropRow Regatta Putney Pier to
Barn Elms Boathouse
14:00 19:00 U
Fri 20 Sep 2019   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Teir 11:30 14:30 M
Sat 21 Sep 2019   Sailing Event HM Cup Greenwich Yacht Club to
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge
Greenwich Yacht Club 09:30 18:30 M + L
Sat 21 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Race to Queenborough Info

Race from the Leigh Buoy across the Estuary and into the River Medway, finishing on the River Swale at Queenborough.

Leigh Buoy to
Queenborough Yacht Club
Benfleet Yacht Club 09:00   L
Sat 21 Sep 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
12:30 15:30 U + M
Sun 22 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Ovens Buoy Greenwich Yacht Club to
Ovens Buoy
Greenwich Yacht Club 07:30 18:30 M + L
Sun 22 Sep 2019   Rowing Event Quintin BC Sculling Championship Quintin Boat Club to
Pink House
Quintin Boat Club 10:00 12:00 U
Sun 22 Sep 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
13:00 15:30 U + M
Sun 22 Sep 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 15:00 19:00 U
Sun 22 Sep 2019 TBC Rowing Event Steve Faldo and Dave Pope Barge Races Westminster Bridge to
Tower Bridge
12:30 16:30 M
Sun 22 Sep 2019   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
12:45   M
Sun 22 Sep 2019   Sailing Event TYC Nephele Trophy Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 10:30 14:30 U
Sat 28 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Bob Walker Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 13:00 16:00 M
Sat 28 Sep 2019 TBC Sailing Event Laser Open Barnes Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
London Corinthian Sailing Club 12:30 14:30 U
Sat 28 Sep 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Summer Points Barn Elms Reach 13:30 15:00 U
Sun 29 Sep 2019   Sailing Event Graham Taylor Cup/Frater Cup Info

Dinghy Racing

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sun 29 Sep 2019 TBC Sailing Event London Regatta Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club TBC   M
Sun 29 Sep 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Summer Points Barn Elms Reach 14:15 15:45 U
Sun 29 Sep 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 14:00 18:00 U
Sun 29 Sep 2019 TBC Rowing Event Tideway Regatta London Chiswick Bridge to
West India Docks
TBC   M + U
Sun 29 Sep 2019   Sailing Event TYC Race Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 10:30 14:30 U
Thu 3 Oct 2019 TBC Rowing Event Wingfield Sculls Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
13:15 14:30 U
Fri 4 Oct 2019   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Teir 10:30 13:30 M
Sat 5 Oct 2019   Rowing Event AHOY 50K in a Day Info

From the AHOY Centre to Margaretness and return.

The Ahoy Centre to
Margaretness Lighthouse
09:00   M + L
Sat 5 Oct 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
13:00 15:30 U + M
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
09:30 13:00 U
Sun 6 Oct 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 15:00 19:00 U
Sun 6 Oct 2019   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
13:15   M
Sun 6 Oct 2019   Sailing Event TYC National 12 Open Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 11:00 15:00 U
Mon 7 Oct 2019   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Southend Borough Council Firework Display

Southend Council 19:00 19:10 L
Sat 12 Oct 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 13:00 14:30 U
Sat 12 Oct 2019 TBC Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Southend Borough Council Fireworks

Southend Council 19:00   L
Sun 13 Oct 2019   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 2 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 13:20 16:30 M
Sun 13 Oct 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 14:00 15:30 U
Sun 13 Oct 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 14:00 18:00 U
Sat 19 Oct 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
12:00 14:30 U + M
Sat 19 Oct 2019   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Info

Southend Borough Council Fireworks

Southend Council 19:00   L
Sun 20 Oct 2019   Sailing Event Ovens (Bill Smart) Trophy Info

Cruiser Racing

Erith Yacht Club Erith Yacht Club TBC   L
Sun 20 Oct 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 14:00 18:00 U
Sun 20 Oct 2019   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
11:45   M
Sun 20 Oct 2019   Sailing Event TYC Winter Race Twickenham Yacht Club to
Ham Landing
Twickenham Yacht Club 11:00 15:00 U
Thu 24 Oct 2019   Rowing Event The Barrier Challenge Margaretness Lighthouse to
The Ahoy Centre
15:15   M
Sat 26 Oct 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 12:30 14:00 U
Sat 26 Oct 2019 TBC Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Southend Council 19:00 19:10 L
Sun 27 Oct 2019   Sailing Event Cruiser Winter 1 Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 11:30 14:30 M
Sun 27 Oct 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 12:00 13:30 U
Sun 27 Oct 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 12:00 16:00 U
Fri 1 Nov 2019   Fireworks Event Gravesend Fireworks Display Info

Annual Gravesham Borough Council Fireworks Display. A 300m Safety Zone enforced by the PLA Harbour Launch will be in place around the Gravesend Small Craft Moorings.

Gravesend Reach 19:45 20:45 L
Sat 2 Nov 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
11:00 13:30 U + M
Sat 2 Nov 2019 TBC Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Southend Council 19:00 19:10 L
Sun 3 Nov 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Hammersmith Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 13:30 17:30 U
Sat 9 Nov 2019   Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Southend Council 19:00 19:10 L
Sun 10 Nov 2019   Sailing Event Dinghy Winter 3 Bugsby's Reach Greenwich Yacht Club 11:00 14:30 M
Sun 10 Nov 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Winter Points Barn Elms Reach 11:30 13:00 U
Sun 10 Nov 2019   Sailing Event SOTG Club Race Kew Bridge to
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand on the Green Sailing Club 11:30 14:30 U
Thu 14 Nov 2019   Gun Salute Event HRH Prince of Wales’ Birthday Tower of London 13:00   M
Sat 16 Nov 2019 TBC Fireworks Event Southend Fireworks Southend Council 19:00 19:10 L
Sun 17 Nov 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
11:00 13:30 U + M
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
Sun 24 Nov 2019   Sailing Event Cruiser Winter 2 Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 10:20 13:30 M
Sun 24 Nov 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 11:00 12:30 U
Sun 24 Nov 2019 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
08:45 12:15 U
Sat 30 Nov 2019 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Novice Regatta 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.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sun 1 Dec 2019 TBC Rowing Event KHSBC Inter-House Christmas Regatta Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
TBC   U
Sat 7 Dec 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 09:00 10:30 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
Sun 8 Dec 2019   Sailing Event Cruiser Winter 3 Greenwich Yacht Club to
Greenwich Pier
Greenwich Yacht Club 09:30 12:30 M
Sun 8 Dec 2019 TBC Rowing Event Remenham Challenge Barnes Bridge to
Putney Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 11:00 13:30 U
Sun 8 Dec 2019 TBC Rowing Event Remenham Challenge Barnes Bridge to
Putney Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 09:00 11:30 U
Sun 8 Dec 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 10:00 11:30 U
Sat 14 Dec 2019 TBC Rowing Event Allom Cup 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.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 15:30 U
Sun 15 Dec 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
10:30 13:00 U + M
Sun 22 Dec 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 09:30 11:00 U
Sun 19 Jan 2020 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Winter Regatta 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.

Kew Railway Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
09:00 16:00 U
Sat 25 Jan 2020 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 12:00 15:30 U
Sun 16 Feb 2020 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
08:30 12:00 U
Sun 16 Feb 2020 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Head of the River 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.

Kew Pavilion to
Chiswick Bridge
12:00 14:00 U
Sun 1 Mar 2020 TBC Rowing Event United Hospitals Head of the River 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.

Kew Pavilion to
Chiswick Bridge
11:00 13:00 U
Sat 7 Mar 2020 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
13:30 17:00 U
Wed 18 Mar 2020 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 21 Mar 2020 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
13:45 17:15 U
Sun 22 Mar 2020 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
14:00 17:30 U
Sun 29 Mar 2020 TBC Rowing Event Oxbridge Watermen's Challenge Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
TBC   U
Sun 29 Mar 2020 TBC Rowing Event University Boat Race Fulham Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
09:00 17:00 U
Sun 19 Apr 2020 TBC Rowing Event Royal Tudor Pull Teddington Lock to
St Katherine's Pier
11:15 17:30 U + M
Wed 17 Jun 2020 TBC Rowing Event Admiral of the Port's Challenge Race HQS Wellington to
Westminster Boating Base
18:00 20:00 M
Fri 17 Jul 2020 TBC Rowing Event Port of London Challenge Race HQS Wellington to
Chelsea Harbour Pier
19:00 20:30 M