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Sat, Oct 21


Richmond Bridge Boat Club

Eel Pie Island Race - £6 Saturday, 21st October

See full description in app, includes a free drink at the White Swan - last entry 30th Sept at midnight

Eel Pie Island Race - £6 Saturday, 21st October
Eel Pie Island Race - £6 Saturday, 21st October

Time & Location

Oct 21, 10:00 AM

Richmond Bridge Boat Club, Richmond TW9 1TH, UK


About the event

Eel Pie Island Race plan:

Saturday 21st October

Please register on the club APP designed by Dal Tims

The entry will close by Sunday 30th September midnight!

£6 cost will secure your place including one free drink.

If you have a team you can manage it yourself and manage your Cox and team members.

Prizes: We award the trophies that John Dilworth made, they are for taking photos with only.

The Race:

The race is two laps of Eel Pie island against the clock, the race is done in cutters to make all teams equal. Our cutters must have a club cox. Start and finish point level would be the polls by the beach. A boat is then timed from it crossing the start/finish point at the beginning, the time is recorded again at the end of the first lap, then again at the end of the second with the second lap score being the team’s final time. The race is split into Female, Mixed and Men crews.

people can row down in a skerry and cutter, but the race is in cutters.

please check Wix / Space App a couple of week before the race and book for 10:00 am row from the club. Liz Clarke (please arrange that)

At 10:45 am there is a Cox briefing by White Swan

(by Ian Chappell)

Race starts at 11:15 am …

Important Note: people who row to white swan should commit to bring the same boat back to the club after the Race!!

We will Launch two boats, starts with Ladies (Always first 😉 ) , we will ask boat 1 they start in 5 mins time, boat 2 in 10 minutes time (5 mins after the other one)

Time both laps (prize for fastest single lap!)


Boats carry a boathook and throw line; No changing places in the boat when racing; observe the rules of the river (colregs); be aware of boats coming to/from Twickenham.

hire craft such as paddleboards and canoes may not understand the rules; if the chasing boat catches the first boat it must give way: the most dangerous point is the turn at the upstream end of Eel Pie Island - the cox must take this into account when making their turn (note: if the we notice any vessel proceeding upstream on the Surrey side of Eel Pie we will notify coxes on the water by radio).

Each boat equipped with radio provided by myself.

I need two volunteers from ladies team to help once mens / mixed team on board!

Please contact me by EMAIL, if you have any queries;





  • Eel Pie Island Race


    Sale ends

    Sep 30, 11:59 PM

    21st October ‘23 - 10am






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