DRAFT for 2022 (Final to be published upon draw confirmation)


  • Crews are strongly advised to leave their boathouses in good time – allow 50 minutes to get to the start from Putney and 30 minutes from Hammersmith to take account of the large number of crews on the river. With up to 330 crews afloat, all are asked to be alert to the needs of other crews at all times.

  • Due to the ongoing works in the Middlesex arch of Barnes Bridge, crews in Divisions 1, 3 and 5 proceeding to the start, and any crews boating from clubs on the Middlesex bank, must take extreme caution in transiting the arch, and follow instructions of Marshals at all times.

  • Crews must be in their marshalling positions at 13:20 (10 minutes before the start). Crews not in position at this time may be penalised.

  • Crews will be marshalled in six divisions, each division consisting of approximately 50 crews. (NOTE: division sizes and numbers will not be finalised until after entries have closed)  

  • Chiswick Bridge will be closed to Division 1 and 2 crews at 1320 (10 minutes before race time). Division 1 and 2 crews proceeding upstream will not be allowed above Chiswick Bridge after this time and will be held below the bridge until the division ahead of them has started.

  • While marshalling, crews must keep as close to the bank as possible. Boats must maintain their position against the tide and neither allow themselves to become bunched together or allow gaps of more than one length of clear water to open up between them. No crew is to paddle at race or firm pressure in the marshalling area.

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