Created: 20 Feb 2017 21:07
Updated: 24 Oct 2017 14:51
Thames Trafalgar Race

This race is organised by Erith Yacht Club and Little Ship Club. Entry limited to first 40 boats only – don't delay! To use the registration form you need to login to the Little Ship Club website using the login box at the top right of your screen. Any problems, contact


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

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             

Sunday 1 October

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

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 date 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.

Race entrance fees

There is a race fee of £25 per boat

  • Closing date for entries 17 September 2017. No refunds of entry fees or dinner reservations after this date.

(If you have difficulty using the online booking system please email

Once you have entered your yacht, you will be sent details of how to book for the race dinner 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.

Berthing offer

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.

Date and time

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:30 to
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:00
 Members and guests only

Thames Trafalgar Race 2017 - booking

Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October 2017

Thames Trafalgar Race 2017 - Notice of Events

Notice of Events

Results of the Thames Trafalgar Race 2017

Results of the Thames Trafalgar Race 2017

Thames Trafalgar Race 2017 Pictures

Superb photos from Kate Newman and Louis Ma of the Thames Trafalgar Race 2017