September, Tidal Thames, London
Approximately 330 boats/2,400 rowers take part in the race which starts from the Isle of Dogs, and goes upstream with the tide to Ham about 22 miles. The Shallop sometimes takes part, but club members appear in various other boats too. The Shallop is a slow and stately craft, but a handicap enables us not to be outclassed. It’s a wonderful way to see London from the river.