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Thames Punting Championships
This year’s Championship Regatta marks the 30th year of punt racing at Maidenhead and 131 years of championship punt racing on the Thames.
The first Amateur Championship race under Thames Punting Club rules took place in 1886 and was won by E.V.Gardner on a course at Sunbury. Aside from interruptions in the War years and a break in the 1970s there has been a continuous sequence of racing since then and from 1986 always at Maidenhead.
There will be single person and doubles races in punts that are 28 feet long and either 2 foot or 1 foot wide. The Championships will start at 10.30 and conclude by 4pm. Entry is free and there will be a bar and refreshments.
Dan Teuten, Chairman of the Thames Punting Club which organises the Championships said;
This is a classic summer sport demanding great skill and high energy. The Maidenhead course is excellent and we can expect a day of top quality racing with all the thrills and spills of a very competitive sport! Come and join us.
Racing will commence at 10.30. There will be a lunch break. Medals and Cups will be presented at the conclusion of racing (around 4pm).
The event is held downstream of the Maidenhead Rowing Club (MRC) and the Brunel Railway Bridge and on the site of the Maidenhead Regatta
Always check with event organisers before travelling