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Old 28 April 2014, 18:18   #11
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Old 29 April 2014, 19:11   #12
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Thank you to everybody who has signed up so far.

We are going to temporarily suspend sign ups for the moment due to the overwhelming response - thanks to the power of Ribnet!

As we get closer to the event it is inevitable that some places will become available so we will open it back up again around August time.

Thank you all for your responses to date - fingers crossed for some excellent weather on the day!!

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Anyone who hasn't done this before ought to be aware of a couple of things;

If you're expecting to have a day blasting up & down the Thames, forget it, there's a VERY strict 12kn speed limit now for the whole length of the river where the race occurs.
You'll spend a lot of time hanging around waiting, if it's peeing down, it's not much fun.
The competitors can be an awkward bunch, my missus likened last year to "herding cats"
If you're camping, you will be on the water before dawn, so you need to be confident navigating in the dark & have lights. The race ends back at the campsite, so you will have done the river both ways by the end of the day, around 40 miles, it's a loooong day.
We were passing Parliament just after dawn & the city was silent & we had the river to ourselves, magic
It's one of the best days out you can have with your clothes on We loved it last year & have no hesitation doing it again.
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I rowed this race in 2011 in a Cornish Gig. We trained all summer but believe me there are some who have never seen an oar and do need help.
It was a great day even with the thunder, lightening and hail!!
Anyone taking part either with an engine or oar will have a wonderful time.
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Evening all,

We've had two cancellations from the 35 strong safety boat fleet for the Great River Race on the 27th of September in London. We are hoping to fill these spaces as soon as possible.

If you are able to take part and support this event please complete the sign up form here; 2014 Great River Race – 27 September 2014

More information about the event can be found at the start of this thread.

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It's a brilliant way to take part in a brilliant event.

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Just out of interest, is anyone launching as a safety boat early next Saturday morning from River Lane?

Any idea what the parking will be like nearby and any thoughts on timings?
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Just out of interest, is anyone launching as a safety boat early next Saturday morning from River Lane?

Any idea what the parking will be like nearby and any thoughts on timings?

We are launching fri you need to park where the race trailers are parked further up as river lane is tight
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