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Battle Of The Thames BOTT  - Year 10

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In 925 the first Anglo-Saxon King of England was consecrated at the Royal Farm or “Kings Tun".
The first “Battle of the Thames” was held in 2011 on the Thames in Kingston
  


The BOTT 5 year calendar

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

12th June

18th June

17th June

15th June

14th June

The Great Paddle Boarding Experience

on the Glorious River Thames in Kingston


Choose your own personal challenge:-

The BOTT Grand Tour

(AKA The Leisure Fleet)

All the gain, none of the pain

or you can race the

 
6 miles or 10 miles.
or

Enter a Mega Board Fun team

Plus

Join the Battle of the Thames

Grand Tour

This is the Grand Tour

This most definitely is not a race
All the gain, none of the pain


Paddle the Battle of the Thames
course as part of the BOTT Event
Be part of it !

You will get the event medal, bib number, event time
and you can also purchase the event Training Shirt
PLUS
and a hugh sense of achievement of being part of

The Battle of the Thames

  

Online Advanced Entry Only
Registration for all entries (closes at midnight Friday 4th June)
No Registration will be accepted for the event after midnight 5th June 2021
It is a condition that by registering for this event, you consent to the publication of photos and/or video and or/audio of you
Click here for full Photo and Video consent details
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 of registration
and your event 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 AN EVENT NUMBER

Registration has been delayed to 10th April to assess the rolling Covid restrictions which may affect restrictions on participation numbers for BOTT 2021
£40 Registration fee
including the BOTT / GB SUP evening party & BBQ with a live band
£15 Registration fee for Team Board
team member entry
(any multi person board)
including the BOTT / GB SUP evening party & BBQ with a live band
 
  Click here for competitor insurance and river licence requirements
Click here for cancellation refund policy along with the BOTT rules

If you have entered but not received your confirmation, please check your junk mail first then contact us at  Registration@BattleOfTheThames.co.uk

There will be a limited number of N1SCO boards to rent for the N1SCO fleet, please contact us for further information or to book a board Registration@BattleOfTheThames.co.uk



You can order your BOTT 2021 10th anniversary performance training T shirts here
as well as BOTT evening party & BBQ tickets

(training shirts & extra party tickets will appear in a separate shopping cart)

NOTE:-
The last date to order your BOTT anniversary training shirt is Friday 28th April

We are pleased to confirm that BOTT has an equal gender agenda....
 Medals etc.  (and appreciation)
  • Prize giving will happen soon after the last competitor finished
  • 1st female and male over the line of the 10 mile course will also have their name inscribed on the event shield:

 

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 of registration
and your event 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 AN EVENT NUMBER
  • The registration fee includes entrance to the evening GB SUP end of series party & BBQ with live music and series prize giving.  
  • Event medals will be given to all participants that complete the course they registered for.
  • All Event Participants are required to declare and collect their race numbers 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 15th May.
  • No registration changes can be made whatsoever after registration closes on Friday 4th June. 
  • If BOTT has to be postponed for safety reasons due to events beyond our control such as extreme weather conditions or excessive river flow, the event will be rescheduled.

BOTT Grand Tour Any Board
     

10 Mile BOTT race with Trophies Men's 14'     Men's 12'6
Ladies 14'    Ladies 12'6

 10 Mile BOTT race with Trophies Men's 14' i-SUP Men's 12'6 i-SUP Men's Surf Style Men's Prone
Ladies 14' i-SUP Ladies 12'6 i-SUP Ladies Surf Style Ladies Prone

6 Mile N1SCO course with Trophies Men's N1SCO
Ladies N1SCO      

6 mile Course Team (multi person Board) Race
with Trophies or Grand Tour
Team Boards
 



  • Got a Team Board ?  Want to join in the fun?
  •  
  • Do you want to use one of the club's Mega boards? 
  • Blue Chip SUPer Club will cover the Thames Licence for all the Team Boards
  • The Team Board Fun Race will take part between the Club and Kingston bridge

Contact: Registration@BattleOfTheThames.co.uk 


Due to the large number of entrants, we will again operate a staggered start:
This year we have a partial river restriction in place
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 11:05
  •  10:45 –  14’ Men - 10 mile BOTT
  •  10:48 –  14’ Ladies - 10 mile BOTT
  •  10:51 –  12’ 6 & Prone Men - 10 mile
  •  10:54 –  12’ 6 & Prone Ladies - 10 mile
  •  10:57 –  N1SCO Men & Ladies Race  -  6 mile course
     
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  •  11:00 –  The BOTT Grand Tour - Any Board - Any Distance
  •  11:00 –  Team Board Fun Race  - 6 mile 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 6 mile N1SCO course, 10 mile BOTT course or the BOTT Grand Tour . NOTE: Juniors entering the 10 mile course will be included with the adult results and not separated in any way except for the GB SUP 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)  

Check out the final course map here    Race Course

Schedule Race Course Risk Assessment Catering by Yiro
To Follow
10 mile course   Team board 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 BOTT Prize Giving
  • The BOTT / GB SUP event party & BBQ starts at 18:00 till late

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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  to TSC. (5 x 2 mile laps).  
  • 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  to TSC. (2 x 2 mile laps)..   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
  • The BOTT / GB SUP event party & BBQ starts at 18:00 till late