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Battle Of The Thames BOTT  - Year 11

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In 899 the first Anglo-Saxon King of England was consecrated at “Kings Tun"
In 2011, the first “Battle of the Thames” was held on the Thames in Kingston


The BOTT 5 year calendar






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 / Challenge Tour)

All the gain, none of the pain

or you can race the

6 miles or 10 miles.

Enter a Mega Board Fun team


Join the Battle of the Thames

Grand Tour

This is the Leisure Fleet

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
and a huge sense of achievement of being part of

The Battle of the Thames

Online Advanced Entry Only
Registration for all entries (closes at midnight Sunday 5th June)
No Registration will be accepted for the event after midnight 5th June 2022
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 race number is automatically generated the moment you register. 

If you try to register more than one competitor on the same entry form:-
£45 Registration fee
Click here to register

£20 Registration fee for Team Board team member entry
Only the team leader needs to register, we will contact the team leader for a list of the other team members (any multi person board) 
Click here to register

If you have entered but not received your confirmation, please check your junk mail first then contact us at

There may be a limited number of N1SCO boards to rent for the N1SCO fleet, please contact us for further information or to book a board

You can order your BOTT 2022 performance training T shirts
only when you register for BOTT 22

The last date to order your BOTT anniversary training shirt is Monday 25th 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:

Click here for competitor insurance and river licence requirements

Click here for cancellation refund policy along with the BOTT rules

  • The registration fee includes BBQ lunch.  
  • 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 9th May.
  • No registration changes can be made whatsoever after registration closes on Friday 5th 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 12'6 i-SUP Men's Prone
Ladies 12'6 i-SUP Ladies Prone

6 Mile N1SCO course with Trophies
(N1SCO boards only)
Men's N1SCO
Ladies N1SCO      

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

  • 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


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
The BOTT 2022 will start at 10:45

Starting procedure
We will be operating an ordered rolling start with the following ordered line-up.
14’ men -
14’ ladies -
12’6 men -
12’6 ladies –
Prone –
Grand Tour -
Mega  -  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.

Trophy & Medal distribution:

  • All participants will receive an Event Medal
  • Trophies: 1st 2nd and 3rd (men and women) in each of the 4 classes:- 
    14' Hard shell and iSUP combined
    12'6 Hard shell
    12'6 iSUP
    12'6 N1SCO  

Check out the final course map here    Race Course

Schedule Race Course Risk Assessment  
To Follow
10 mile course   Team board course
Click here for the full wording of the waver and agreement including event rules  

  • 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


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Sponsors of BOTT 2022


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 
  • The BOTT is due to finish at about 16:00 but the finish time will be very loose