As it stands, the Thames will be on red boards for this Sunday’s event. This requires additional safety measures to be introduced.
At a minimum the following rules will be enforced FOR ALL paddlers, this could be increased further if required.
– Compulsory buoyancy aids
– Compulsory sufficient boat buoyancy
– Compulsory spray decks for kayaks
– Sufficient kit
– Self assessment (PDF Form)
The Self Assessment form gauges your likely ability to complete the race in the conditions forecasted.
Final Course inspection is taking place on Friday, at which point the course score will also be published. Using the course score and your self assessment score should give you a good guide on whether you are able to take part.
Please keep checking the website for updates.