Race Classes

All boats are entered in the ‘Overall’, ‘Fastest’ and ‘Sportsmanship’ classes.
Crews will be entered automatically into classes suffixed ‘EA’ (Entry Automatic) below depending on the information submitted in the on-line entry form and associated crew list.

Overall
The Challenge Trophy of The Company of Watermen and Lightermen. The first boat on handicap.
Fastest
The Terry McCann Challenge Trophy. The boat recording the fastest time.
Sportsmanship
The Scarborough Trophy. For sporting endeavour in The Great River Race.
Endeavour
The Richie Richardson Trophy. For most effort displayed by a junior crew.
Charity
The Rotary in London with the Jubilant Trust Charity Fundraising Award. For the crew raising the most money. EA
Celtic Longboat
The Angharad John Perpetual Trophy. For the first Celtic Longboat on handicap. EA
Celtic Longboat Mixed
The Aberdyfi Perpetual Trophy. For the first mixed Celtic Longboat crew on handicap. At least half the actual rowers at all times must be women. EA
Celtic Longboat Vets (over 40)
The Bill Fowler Perpetual Trophy. For the first veteran (over 40 on Race day) Celtic Longboat crew on handicap. A cox and passenger between 10 and 40 are permitted, but may not row. EA
Celtic Longboat Women
The Tina Cannons Perpetual Trophy. For the first women/'s Celtic Longboat on handicap. A male cox and passenger are permitted, but may not row. EA
City of London Based
The Areen City Challenge Trophy. The first City of London based institution/allied crew on handicap. The entrant, or its head office, must be based in the City/Canary Wharf. The organisation's title must be reflected in the crew or boat name. EA
Clayton
The Sea B Boats Trophy. The first Clayton Skiff on handicap. EA
Cornish Pilot Gig
The Robert Bulgin Pilot Gig Trophy. The first Cornish Pilot Gig on handicap. EA
Currach
No trophy. The first Currach/Naomhog on handicap. EA
Four Oared
The Gravesend Cup. The first four oared boat on handicap. EA
Historic Ships' Boats
The Maritime Trust Jubilee Challenge Trophy. For boats associated with historic ships. Points scored for performance on handicap and authenticity and turnout of boat and crew.
Junior (Under 14)
The Ted Springer Trophy. The first junior (under 14 on Race day) crew on handicap. One senior (over 18) cox or passenger MUST be carried in the boat and register the entry, but may not row/paddle. All crew 14s are strongly advised to wear a buoyancy aid at all times. EA
Junior (Under 16)
The John Pearce Cup. The first junior (under 16 on Race day) crew on handicap. One senior (over 18) cox or passenger MUST be carried in the boat and register the entry, but may not row/paddle. All crew 16s are strongly advised to wear a buoyancy aid at all times. EA
Junior (Under 18)
The London Docklands Youth Challenge Cup. The first junior (under 18 on Race day) crew on handicap. A senior cox and passenger are permitted, but may not row/paddle. Any crew member under 16 is strongly advised to wear a buoyancy aid at all times. EA
Mixed
The Alan Spong Trophy. The first mixed crew on handicap. At least half the actual rowers/paddlers at all times must be women. In boats with uneven crews (i.e. Montagu whalers), the greater number must be women. EA
Paddled
The Paddle Power Trophy. The first paddled boat on handicap. The maximum number of paddlers allowed in a full-size Chinese dragonboat is 16 (10 for 30ft boats). Dragon heads and tails and drums should be carried and the drummer (who should be seated in the forward position at all times) may act as passenger. 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.
Pembrokeshire Longboat
The Myfanwy's Over Sixty's Crew Trophy. For the first Pembrokeshire longboat on handicap. EA
Riparian
The Michael Jones Riparian Challenge Trophy. The first crew officially representing a Riparian Borough on handicap. The Mayor/Deputy, Council dignitary or employee must be carried as crew/passenger. Entry limited to one per Borough.
Scout / Sea Cadets
The David Lawrence Trophy. For the first Scout Association / Sea Cadets-affiliated crew on handicap. Rowers / paddlers must be current or former Scouts / Sea Cadets / leaders. Non-Scout / Sea Cadets cox/passenger permitted. EA
Senior Whaler/Sloop
The Pusser's Rum Trophy. The first senior whaler/sloop on handicap. EA
Services
The Richmond Trophy. The first services' crew on handicap. Comprises armed forces and the police, fire, ambulance, lifeboat and coastguard services.
Skiff Team
The Royal Canoe Club Trophy. The three-crew team (one men's, one women's, one mixed) from a Skiff Racing Association affiliated club posting the fastest aggregate time. Please telephone the Race office on 020 8398 8141 for more details.
Thames Based
The Turk Thames Trophy. The first Thames based boat on handicap. EA
Thames Skiff
The Thames Traditional Boat Society Trophy. The first double, triple or quadruple Thames-style skiff on handicap. EA
Thames Waterman Cutter
The Loughton Diving Club Trophy. The first Thames Waterman Cutter on handicap. EA
Veterans (Over 40)
The Bob Crouch Roaring Forties Challenge Trophy. For the first veteran (over 40 on Race day) crew on handicap. A cox and passenger between 10 and 40 are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA
Veterans (Over 60)
The Great River Race Trophy. For the first veteran (over 60 on Race day) crew on handicap. A cox and passenger between 10 and 60 are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA
Women
The Harry Purchase Trophy. The first women's crew on handicap. A male cox and passenger are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA
Women Fastest
The Chas Newens Trophy. The women?s crew recording the fastest time. A male cox and passenger are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA
Women Vets
The Paul Satow Trophy. The first veteran (over 40 on race day) women's crew on handicap. A cox and passenger (male or female) between 10 and 40 are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA