Mmmm...admitably there weren't that many boats, I think it was 15, not all were there at the start.
A few pulled out this morning realising that one of the problems with the Thames is the logistics of getting a boat on there...and mooring, it's certainly feasable but can be a lot of hassle towing through narrow streets and what to do with the trailer etc.
It was certainly a very funny day, Rebecca Loos (David Beckham fame) turned up on a boat just off Greenwich with plenty of press and film crews.
I went as far as Gravesend, which is approx 28 miles from Tower Bridge with the Harbour Master on board controlling the speed of the Rally, mainly about 30 to 35 knots with some easing down past places like the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury.
The weather was fabulous and the river very calm.
We turned around at Gravesend to return to London, and it was amazing to see the 2 Zapcats preparing to cross to go out into the Estuary and cross the channel...they are very small indeed.
It featured on ITV London Tonight and BBC London News. There is also going to be a big spread in Motor Boats and Yachting, and some of the tabloids will have pics mainly because of Rebecca Loos.
I've no idea how they are getting on en route to Boulogne, but everything seemed to be going well when I turned around.
I should be able to post some pictures soon.