Thames Trafalgar Race 2015

This year's Thames Trafalgar Race takes place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2015. This unique race on the London River, organised jointly by Erith Yacht Club and the Little Ship Club, was founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in 2013 and celebrates the Battle of Trafalgar.  Starting just below Tower Bridge, the race goes downriver to the Queen Elizabeth Bridge and a Trafalgar Dinner on the Saturday evening at Erith.  The return leg finishes off Greenwich Naval College on the Sunday.





This race will be organised by Erith Yacht Club and Little Ship Club. Entry limited to first 40 boats only – don't delay!

ELIGIBILITY The race is open to any yacht with a Byron handicap system – if you don't already have one, email the race organisers (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and we will let you know how to apply.


The race is in two parts, run over two days

1. Saturday 3rd October                         

    A Class Start Blackwall Reach – Black Shelf (S) – Erith YC Not Before 08.30hrs

    B Class Start Blackwall Reach – Stoneness (S) – Erith YC  Not Before 08.45hrs             

2. Sunday 4th October

    A+B Class Start Erith Yacht Club – Cutty Sark Pub, Greenwich Not Before 12.00hrs



The races to be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 (RRS) and subject to the Port of London Authority bylaws. The Sailing Instructions may contain modifications to the RRS, and will be available online closer to the race date on the website of Erith Yacht Club and Little Ship Club.


Results will be calculated using the Byron handicap system, from the aggregate of corrected times from both race legs.


  • Earlybird bookings £20 per boat
  • Entries after 1 September 2015 – £25 Per Boat.
  • Closing date for entries 28 September 2015.

Click Here to Enter  online

(If you have difficulty using the online booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Once you have entered your yacht, bookings for meals can be made subsequently.

  • Race briefing will be held at Little Ship Club on Friday 2nd October 2015 at 19.30. A supper will be available immediately afterwards. At least one member of the crew from each boat entered must attend the race briefing.
  • Moorings and dinner will be available at Erith Yacht Club on the evening of Saturday 3rd October.
  • Prize-giving will be held at Little Ship Club on Friday 9th October with an optional supper provided.

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The recent investments at EYC are a result of Olympic legacy funding, and we would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the following-

  • Homes and Communities Agency
  • Sport England
  • Cory Environmental Trust in Britain
  • Royal Yachting association
  • London Borough of Bexley


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