Thames Trafalgar Race 2017 - Notice of Race

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions


This race will be organised by Erith Yacht Club and Little Ship Club. Click here to register for the 2017 Thames Trafalgar Race. (You will need to login to the Little Ship Club website to access the registration link)


The race is open to any yacht with a Byron handicap system – if you don't already have one, email the race organisers ( and we will let you know how to apply.


The race is in two parts, run over two days

1. Saturday 30 September                   

    A Class Start Blackwall Reach – Ovens Buoy (S) – Erith YC Not Before 10.30hrs

    B Class Start Blackwall Reach – Black Shelf (S) – Erith YC  Not Before 10.45hrs             

2. Sunday 1 October

    A+B Class Start Erith Yacht Club – Blackwall Reach Not Before 08:00hrs


The races to be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (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.


  • There is a race fee of £25 per boat.
  • The entry form will be available to download from the Little Ship Club website (
  • Closing date for entries 17 September 2017. No refunds of entry fees or dinner reservations after this date.

Entries will be online at:

(Entries will be open at end of February 2017, to add your name to the priority booking list, please email

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

Race briefing will be held at Little Ship Club on Friday 29th September 2017 at 19.30. 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 30th September.
Prize-giving will be held at Little Ship Club on Friday 6th October 2017 at 19.30 with an optional supper provided.


An exclusive offer for race entrants – two weeks at Limehouse Basin, in the heart of London, from the weekend before the race to the weekend after for £140 on proving a valid race entry and booking before 17th September 2017.