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Battle Of The Thames BOTT  - Year 8

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   This is the 2017 Battle of the Thames - The Results

Every paddler gets to the barrier:- as the 10 mile race goes on, the whole body gets tighter.
This is when you knuckle down and just keep going, you don’t give up!  
Pushed on by fellow competitors and thrilled spectators, the paddlers push through to the finish arch.

The BOTT 5 year calendar 
2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
28th April 27th April 25th April 24th April 30th April

The Great Paddling Boarding Experience

on the Glorious River Thames in Kingston


Choose your own personal challenge:-
 
2 miles, 6 miles or 10 miles.
Enter a Mega Board Fun team
The Dragon Board challenge is free to all BOTT competitors..

Online Advanced Entry Only
Registration for all entries (closes at midnight Friday 20th April)
No Registration will be accepted for the event after midnight 20th April 2018
The 2018 BOTT will be limited to 200 competitors  
Registration fee  £35 Registration opens soon
Registration fee £5
Mega Board team member entry
Registration opens soon


Dragon Board team entry is FREE to all BOTT
competitors and registration
will be taken when you collect your
race number on race day

4 Dragon boards supplied for the event

Click here for competitor insurance and river licence requirements

Click here for cancellation refund policy along with the BOTT rules

We can not accept multiple entries on the same registration form.

All competitors must register as an individual. Each entry form is automatically logged with a date and time or registration
and your race number is automatically generated the moment you register. 

If you try to register more than one competitor on the same entry form:-
ONLY THE FIRST NAME WILL BE REGISTERED AND HAVE A RACE NUMBER
  • All Event Participants are required to declare and collect their race numbers and commemorative "T" shirt at the event registration desk between 08:00 and 09:45 on the day of the event.
  • There will be a £10 administration charge to make any registration changes whatsoever after you have registered.
  • No registration changes can be made whatsoever after registration closes on Friday 20th April. 
10 Mile BOTT race with Medals
& prize money
Men's 14' Men's 12'6    
Ladies 14' Ladies 12'6    
 10 Mile BOTT race
with Medals
Men's 14' i-SUP Men's 12'6 i-SUP Men's Surf Style  
Ladies 14' i-SUP Ladies 12'6 i-SUP Ladies Surf Style  

6 Mile N1SCO course
with Medals & Prize money
Men's N1SCO      
Ladies N1SCO      

2 Mile Mini BOTT course
with Medals
Men's Surf Style Men's Surf Style i-sup Junior surf style
Ladies Surf Style Ladies Surf Style i-sup Junior Race

Short Course Mega Board Fun Race
with Medals
Mega Board Teams
     

(Scheduled start 15:00)
4 Dragon boards will be supplied for the sprints


  • Got a Mega Board ?  Want to join in the fun? 
  • Blue Chip SUPer Club will cover the Thames Licence for all the Mega Boards
  • The Mega Board Fun Race will take part between the Club and Kingston bridge

Contact: Registration@BattleOfTheThames.co.uk 


  • Commemorative T shirts for all competitors
  • Prize giving will happen soon after the last competitor finished
  • 1st over the line of the 10 mile course will also have their name inscribed on the event shield:
  • Medals for the 1st 2nd and 3rd in the 2 mile Mini BOTT race (hard shell and inflatable)



    1st male and female over the line of the 10 mile BOTT course will also have their name inscribed on the event shield
    :
    • 2011 Ryan James
    • 2012 Pete Holiday
    • 2013 Jamie Mitchell
    • 2014 Ryan James
    • 2015 Ryan James
    • 2016 Ollie Shilston
    • 2017 James Van Drunen
    • 2018  ??????

Due to the large number of entrants, we will again operate a staggered start:
Race start sequences will be as follows with 3 minutes between each start : -
Once the signal for the start of the first race has sounded, all other starts will be
automatically locked in place with 3 minute intervals with no delays or restarts
.
NOTE: all competitors must be on the water behind the start line
and ready to race at 10:40 -
You will not be allowed to launch between 10:35 and 11:10
  •  10:45 –  2 Mile Fun Race -  Mini BOTT course competitors
  •  10:48 – Mega Board Fun Race  -  2 mile fun course
  •  10:51 – N1SCO Race  -  6 mile course
  •  10:54 – Surf Shapes - 10 mile BOTT course
  •  10:57 – 12’6 Ladies - 10 mile
  •  11:00 – 14’ Ladies - 10 mile BOTT course
  •  11:03 –  12’ 6 Men - 10 mile
  •  11:06 – 14’ Men - 10 mile BOTT course

Junior Class:  Up to 18th birthday: For safety reasons, As this event is taking place on the River Thames, juniors are required (unless specifically agreed in writing with the Race Director) to have a designated responsible experienced adult paddling with them as their escort at all times whilst on the water including taking part in either the 2 or 10 mile course. NOTE: Juniors entering the 10 mile course will be included with the adult results and not separated in any way except for the UK SUP club results.  
Surf Class:  Length: - - 12’ 6” maximum, no weight limit, Hard shell boards must be a surfboard style in shape with the minimum dimensions, nose 17” wide (12” back from nose), 14” tail (12” up from the tail) and maximum thickness of 5”. Basically, most 12’ 6” or less crossover / surf style standard production boards such as the "Starboard Cruiser" will fit into this category.  i-SUP boards, 12' 2" or less. The Race Directors decision will be final in all cases.

Medal distribution:

  • Medals: 1st 2nd and 3rd in each of the 9 classes will get Gold, Silver and Bronze medals
    (men & women and i-SUPs)  
  • Event T shirts: all participants will be issued with an event T shirt

Check out the final course map here    Race Course

Schedule Race Course Risk Assessment Catering by Yiro
To Follow
10 mile course   Megaboard course
   
 
Click here for the full wording of the waver and agreement including event rules Check out the fantastic menu

  • 07:30 Club opens
  • 08:00 Race Number collection & signing in (closes at 09:45)
  • 10:00 Safety Briefing - Leashes must be worn
  • 10:45 Battle of the Thames Start
  • Lunch will be available from 12:00 onwards
  • 14:30 Prize Giving
  • 15:00 Dragon Board sprints

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Event Location:  Thames Sailing Club, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4HH, there is limited parking at the TSC
(No overnight parking)
but plenty of parking on the streets opposite the club, click on the right hand image for a detailed parking map

TSC is just in the Low Emission Zone


  • "Home cured bacon" rolls available from 08:30
  • The BOTT races will include the  "Battle of the Thames"  10 mile race from TSC down past Queen's Promenade, past the riverside bars and restaurants, under  Kingston Bridge, then turn back upstream  past the island of Ravens Ait and then all the way upstream past the glorious Hampton Court Palace and under Hampton Court bridge before turning back down passing the start line and turning left at Ravens Ait Island, then back upstream  to Hampton Court bridge and then the final dash down to the finish arch at Thames Sailing Club.  
  • The Mega Board Fun Race: from TSC down past Queen's Promenade, past the riverside bars and restaurants, under  Kingston Bridge, then turn back upstream for the final dash to the finish arch at Thames Sailing Club.   NOTE: single paddlers will have priority at all times, mega boards will be disqualified if they obstruct any single paddler.
  • Licensed Bar open at 12:00
  • Lunch will be served continuously from 12:00  Catering by Yiro
  • The BOTT is due to finish at about 16:00 but the finish time will be very loose