Trophies & Entry Classes

You will automatically be entered in the following open categories so there is no need to register for these. Only craft carrying a passenger and a Cox will be eligible for these trophies:

The Challenge Trophy of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen

The first boat on handicap with a male crew

Harry Purchase Trophy

The first boat on handicap with a female crew. A male cox and passenger are permitted but may not row

Alan Spong Trophy

First mixed crew. At least 50% of the rowers / paddlers must be women. In boats with uneven crews the greater number must be women

Jock Wishart Trophy

The boat with a male crew recording the fastest overall time

The Terry McCann Trophy

The boat with a female crew recording the fastest overall time

Scarborough Trophy

For crew exhibiting sporting endeavour and sportsmanship

In addition, you can enter up to 3 classes chosen from the following list. CLICK on the code to select. If you don’t select a class you will not be eligible for that trophy.

NB Mixed classes must have at least 50% Women rowing. All age – related classes must register the ages of all rowers on the Crew Names form.

The following trophies are awarded on handicap

Boat classes

Celtic Longboat
MenAngharad John trophy
First Celtic Longboat with a male crew
B-CLBM
WomenTina Cannons trophy
First Celtic Longboat with a female crew
B-CLBW
MixedAberdyfi trophy
First Celtic Longboat with a mixed crew. At least 50% of rowers must be women
B-CLBMX
VetsBill Fowler trophy
First veteran (Over 40 on race day) Celtic Longboat crew. A cox and passenger between 10 and 40 are permitted but may not row
B-CLBV
Skiffs
Thames SkiffTTBS trophy
The first double, triple or quadruple Thames style skiff
B-STH
Skiff TeamRoyal Canoe Club trophy
The Three Crew Team (One men, one women, one mixed) from a Skiff Racing Association affiliated club posting the fastest aggregate time
B-STM
Clayton SkiffSea B Boats trophy
The first Cayton Skiff
B-STL
Other boats:
Cornish Pilot GigRobert Bulgin trophy
The first Cornish Pilot Gig
B-CPG
Thames Waterman’s CutterLoughton Diving Club trophy
The first Thames Waterman Cutter
B-TWC
SkerryB-SKY
Senior Whaler / SloopPusser’s Rum trophy
First Senior whaler / sloop
B-SW/S
PaddlersPaddle Power trophy
First Paddled boat. Hawaiian canoe steerers who must sit in the rear seat may direct the craft by a combination of paddle strokes attracting a 50% additional paddler handicap
B-PD
Pembroke LongboatMyfanwy trophy
First Pembrokeshire Longboat
B-PLB
Historic Ships BoatMaritime Trust Jubilee Challenge trophy
For boats associated with historic ships. Points scored for performance on handicap, authenticity and turnout of boat and crew
B-HSB
4 OaredGravesend Cup
First 4 oared boat
B-FOUR

Crew classes

Vets over 40 menBob Crouch trophy
For the first veteran male crew over 40 and under 60 on the day of the race. A cox and passenger between 10 and 60 are permitted but may not row or paddle
C-MV40
Vets over 60 menGreat River Race Trophy
For the first veteran male crew over 60 on the day of the race. A cox and passenger between 10 and 60 are permitted but may not row or paddle
C-MV60
Vets over 40 womenPaul Satow trophy
For the first veteran female crew over 40 and under 60 on the day of the race. A cox and passenger between 10 and 60 are permitted but may not row or paddle
C-WV40
Vets over 60 womenChas Newens trophy
For the first veteran female crew over 60 on the day of the race. A cox and passenger between 10 and 60 are permitted but may not row or paddle
C-WV60
Scout or Sea cadetDavid Lawrence trophy
For the first Scout Association / Sea Cadets affiliated crew. Rowers / paddlers must be current on former Scouts / Sea Cadets / leaders. Non-scout / sea cadet cox /passengers are permitted
C-S/SC

Crew – juniors

One senior (Over 18) cox or passenger MUST be carried but may not row or paddle

EndeavourRitchie Richardson trophy
For the most effort displayed by a junior crew
C-END
Juniors under 14Ted Springer trophy
The first junior crew, under 14 on race day. One senior (over 18) cox or passenger MUST be carried in the boat and register the entry but may not row/ paddle
C-J14
Juniors under 16, 14-16John Pearce cup
The first junior crew, aged between 14 and 16 on race day. One senior (over 18) cox or passenger MUST be carried in the boat and register the entry but may not row/ paddle
C-J16
Juniors under 18, 16-18London Docklands trophy
The first junior crew, aged between 16 and 18 on race day. One senior (over 18) cox or passenger are permitted but may not row/ paddle
C-J18

Services

Services menRichmond Trophy
First services male crew from the armed forces, police, ambulance, lifeboat and coastguard services
C-SVM
Services womenTamar Trophy
First services female crew from the armed forces, police, ambulance, lifeboat and coastguard services
C-SVW

Misc

Thames Based crewTurk trophy
First Thames based boat
M-THBT
Riparian Borough crewMichael Jones Riparian Challenge trophy
First crew officially representing a Riparian Borough. The Mayor/ Deputy, Council dignitary or employee must be carried as crew/ passenger. Entry limited to one per borough
M-RB
City Challenge based crewAreen City Challenge trophy
First City of London based institution / allied crew. The entrant or their head office must be based in the City of London / Canary Wharf business development. The organisation’s title must be reflected in the crew or boat name
M-CC