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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
Sat 23 Nov 2019   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
11:45 15:15 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   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   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   Rowing Event KHSBC Inter-House Christmas Regatta Chiswick Quay Marina to
Barnes Bridge
13:45 15:45 U
Sun 1 Dec 2019   Rowing Event TSS Time Tial Isleworth Drawdock to
Chiswick Bridge
Tideway Scullers School 11:30 13:30 U
Fri 6 Dec 2019   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Teir 11:00 14:00 M
Sat 7 Dec 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 09:00 10:30 U
Sat 7 Dec 2019   Rowing Event Vesta Scullers Head of the River Race Kew Railway Bridge to
Fulham Railway Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 10:30 14:00 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   Rowing Event Remenham Challenge Barnes Bridge to
Putney Bridge
Vesta Rowing Club 13:00 14:30 U
Sun 8 Dec 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 10:00 11:30 U
Tue 10 Dec 2019   Paddling Event Tower Hamlets Canoe Club Christmas Paddle Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre to
Cuckold's Point
19:00 21:30 M
Wed 11 Dec 2019   Rowing Event Trial Eight Races Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
11:00 12:30 U
Fri 13 Dec 2019   Rowing Event Lightweight Trial Eight Races Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
12:00 14:30 U
Sat 14 Dec 2019 Cancelled Rowing Event Allom Cup (CANCELLED) 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
Sat 14 Dec 2019   Clay Shoot Event SB WILL Thamesmead Ship Teir 11:00 14:00 M
Sun 15 Dec 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Downriver Race Ranelagh Sailing Club to
Chelsea Bridge
10:30 13:00 U + M
Mon 16 Dec 2019   Rowing Event Trial Eight Races Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
14:45 16:15 U
Sun 22 Dec 2019   Rowing Event Quintin Plum Pudding Race Isleworth Drawdock to
Quintin Boat Club
Quintin Boat Club 11:30 13:30 U
Sun 22 Dec 2019   Sailing Event RSC Club Race Autumn Points Barn Elms Reach 09:30 11:00 U
Sun 19 Jan 2020   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
Sat 1 Feb 2020   Rowing Event TSS Time Tial Isleworth Drawdock to
Chiswick Bridge
Tideway Scullers School 11:30 13:30 U
Sat 8 Feb 2020 TBC Rowing Event Casey Trophy Chiswick Bridge to
Putney Bridge
Thames Rowing Club 14:30 16:30 U
Sat 8 Feb 2020   Rowing Event TSS Time Tial Isleworth Drawdock to
Chiswick Bridge
Tideway Scullers School 11:30 13:30 U
Sun 9 Feb 2020 TBC Rowing Event Boustead Cup Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
Thames Rowing Club 15:00 16:00 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 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
Sun 15 Mar 2020 TBC Rowing Event Lightweight University Boat Race Info

Race 1 (CUWBC Lightweights vs. University of Bristol) – start 1500 Race 2 (OULRC vs. CULRC) – start 1600

Putney Bridge to
Chiswick Bridge
15:00 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
Sat 9 May 2020 TBC Rowing Event Apprentice Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
11:00 13:30 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
Sun 21 Jun 2020 TBC Paddling Event SUP Richmond Get on Board Event Kew Bridge Drawdock to
Petersham / River Lane Drawdock
15:00 19:30 U
Fri 17 Jul 2020 TBC Rowing Event Port of London Challenge Race HQS Wellington to
Chelsea Harbour Pier
19:00 20:30 M
Sat 25 Jul 2020 TBC Rowing Event Thames Historic Barge Driving Race Greenwich Pier to
Westminster Bridge
12:30 15:00 M
Sat 5 Sep 2020 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
08:00 17:00 M + U
Sat 5 Sep 2020 TBC Rowing Event Steve Faldo and Dave Pope Barge Races Info

Traditional Barge Driving Races through Central London - Local Traffic Control may be in force.

Westminster Bridge to
Tower Bridge
12:30 16:30 M
Sun 20 Sep 2020 TBC Rowing Event Steve Faldo and Dave Pope Barge Races Info

Traditional Barge Driving Races through Central London - Local Traffic Control may be in force.

Westminster Bridge to
Tower Bridge
12:30 16:30 M