Great River Race 2009
Gruelling 22 mile course attracts both true racer and leisure rower
For the first time ever, due to tidal patterns, this annual event will be run upstream from London Docklands to Ham. The gruelling 22 mile course attracts both the true racer and the leisure rower. Around 300 crews from all over the globe take part – all traditional style with a minimum of 4 oars or paddles and carrying a cox and passenger.
Watch the Great River Race from Chiswick Pier on Saturday 5 September. The race begins at Docklands at 11.00 am and the first boats should be passing Chiswick Pier by 1.10 with the winner arriving at Ham at around 2.10. Chiswick Pier is a wonderful vantage point from which to watch the race and we will be offering live music, refreshments, BBQ and a Fullers’ bar to add to the atmosphere and enjoyment of the day.
Stick around after the last boats have passed to watch the Great River Swim which is in its 8th year with record entries predicted. The race is sponsored by Pissarro’s and the course is from Chiswick Pier to Chiswick Eyot return and starts at 3.45.
Pier House opens at 12.00. For further details on events at the Pier and how to get there, contact the Chiswick Pier Trust 020 8742 2713 or log on at www.chiswickpier.org.uk