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Check in is open from 9:30

Please use QR code displayed around site

All juniors may be required to wear a buoyancy aid. So please bring one.

Thames is currently on “Stream increasing“ warning.

Team leader to collect numbers from control tent.

No paddler is to get on water until we say so.

Paddlers to form up in marked out boxes with for their division about 20 minutes before their start time.

Boats to be checked.

Each division will be allowed onto the water about 15 minutes before their start time.

There will be a one way system for launching and disembarkation.

Please paddle downstream to warm up.

On finishing your race please get out on the disembarkation pontoon and exchange your race number for your refreshment.

Please advice your paddlers to dress for the weather conditions.


Course description


Course maps will be displayed on notice board.


Division 1 to 3


From start upstream to Mapledurham island keeping to river right, There are large 2 red buoys on the course, please pass them on your left.

Keep right at Mapledurham island and once past turn left and head for the beach, portage approximately 60 m down stream to a smaller beach and get in.

Paddle down stream to the Fisheries and turn left and go behind the island and then back to Mapledurham, portage again.

Return to the start and go under Caversham bridge under the right arch.

Turn around De Monfort Island and keep to right to pass under Caversham bridge under the right arch and finish in the finish tunnel by the club.


Div 4 to 6

From start upstream to Mapledurham island keeping to river right, There are large 2 red buoys on the course, please pass them on your left.

Keep right at Mapledurham island and once past turn left and head for the beach, portage approximately 60 m down stream to a smaller beach and get in.

Return to the start and go under Caversham bridge under the right arch.

Turn around De Monfort Island and keep to right to pass under Caversham bridge under the right arch and finish in the finish tunnel by the club.


Div 7 to 9


From start upstream to Tilehurst keeping to river right, There are large 2 red buoys on the course, please pass them on your left.

Turn between the two islands just past Tilehurst marina.

Return to the start and go under Caversham bridge under the right arch.

Turn around De Monfort Island and keep to right to pass under Caversham bridge under the right arch and finish in the finish tunnel by the club.


Geoff Saunders

From start upstream to big red buoy keeping to river right,

Turn anticlockwise.

Return to the start and go under Caversham bridge under the right arch.

Turn around De Monfort Island and keep to right to pass under Caversham bridge under the right arch and finish in the finish tunnel by the club.