Two days of relaxed cruising in company on the River Thames. Based at Penton Hook Marina, we will have access to great launching and mooring facilities, you can enjoy a cruise up and down stream on consecutive days with secure mooring for your boat on the water overnight.
It is hoped that with progress against the pandemic we will be able to enjoy some of our events in 2021, however this event and its date is not yet confirmed. This event is only available for CMBA members to enter, if you would like to attend this event and enjoy the many other benefits of the club, please consider joining the CMBA.
For more details please contact the event organiser Phil Bywater.
Full details of the rally itinerary will be confirmed closer to the event date.
More about the River Thames
The River Thames, known alternatively in parts as the River Isis, is a river that flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles (346 km), it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn.
It flows through Oxford (where it is called the Isis), Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor. The lower reaches of the river are called the Tideway, derived from its long tidal reach up to Teddington Lock. It rises at Thames Head in Gloucestershire, and flows into the North Sea via the Thames Estuary. The Thames drains the whole of Greater London.
Along its course are 45 navigation locks with accompanying weirs. Its catchment area covers a large part of south-eastern and a small part of western England; the river is fed by at least 50 named tributaries. The river contains over 80 islands. With its waters varying from freshwater to almost seawater, the Thames supports a variety of wildlife and has a number of adjoining Sites of Special Scientific Interest, with the largest being in the remaining parts of the North Kent Marshes and covering 5,449 hectares (13,460 acres).
MODERATE - An event on river or lake where strong currents may be experienced and substantial waves when windy are to be expected. In the event of a breakdown you will drift ashore but damage could be expected in adverse conditions. A step up from novice when confidence in one’s ability & boat reliability has been proven to oneself. Still suitable for family enjoyment.
- Penton Hook Marina
- Staines Road
- KT16 8PY