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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 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
and the Dragon Board challenge is free to all competitors..


10 Mile BOTT race with Medals
prize money
Men's 14' Men's 12'6 Men's 12'6 i-SUP
Ladies 14' Ladies 12'6 Ladies 12'6 i-SUP

10 Mile BOTT race
with Medals
Men's 14' i-SUP Men's Surf Style
Ladies 14' i-SUP Ladies Surf Style

6 Mile 12'6 iSUP course
with prize money & Medals
Men's  12'6
Ladies  12'6

2 Mile mini BOTT course
with Medals
  Men's Surf Style Men's Surf Style iSUP
    Ladies Surf Style Ladies Surf Style iSUP
Check out the final course map here    Race Course

Online Advanced Entry Only
Registration for all entries (closes at midnight Friday 28th April)
No Registration will be accepted for the event after midnight 27th 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 prize money distribution

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:-
  • 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 27th April. 

(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

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 – 12'6 iSUP 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


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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Sponsors of BOTT 2017

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