Created: 31 Oct 2018 16:38
Updated: 01 Mar 2019 15:22

The 2019 Thames Trafalgar Race will take place on the weekend of Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October.

This two-day stage race gives sailors an opportunity to tackle the fickle tides and winds of the River Thames, starting from Blackwall Reach, near Greenwich and finishing at Erith Yacht Club on day one. After a dinner on Saturday night paying respect to Horatio Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, stage two sees the race return upriver to Greenwich.

The race is hosted jointly by Little Ship Club and Erith Yacht Club, .


ORGANISATION: 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 ( and we will let you know how to apply.

Race course

The race is in two parts, run over two days

1. Saturday 5th October               

    A Class Start Blackwall Reach – ovens bouy (S) – Erith YC Not Before 08.00hrs

    B Class Start Blackwall Reach – Black shelf (S) – Erith YC Not Before 08.00hrs    

2. Sunday 6th October

    A+B Class Start Erith Yacht Club – Blackwall Reach - Not before 11.00hrs

Rules and sailing instructions

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 on the website of Erith Yacht Club and Little Ship Club.

Handicap and scoring system

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

Fee: There is a race fee £25 per boat.  BOOKING WILL OPEN SOON. Closing date for entries 29th October 2019

If you have difficulty using the online booking please email

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

  • Race briefing will be held at the Little Ship Club on Friday 4th October 2019 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 5th October 2019
  • Prize-giving will be held at Little Ship Club on Friday 11th October 2019  at with 19.30


Date and time

Sat, 05 Oct 2019 08:00 to
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 17:00
 Non-members welcome