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Volunteer Safety Boat for the 2019 Great River Race

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Docklands Sailing Centre

Millwall Dock Road

London

E14

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The Great River Race is a 21.6 mile rowing marathon along the tidal River Thames in London from Dockland to leafy Richmond Upon Thames.

This year it’s being held on Saturday the 14th of September and we need 35 safety boats to help the 2500 people in 360 traditional rowing boats get to the finish safely.

If you can help us we’d love to hear from you and you can register via this Eventbrite website.

In return the organisers of the Great River Race we cover your;

  • fuel expenses of your car getting your boat to and from the event

  • boat fuel whilst at the event,

  • provide camping free of charge the night before and after the race,

  • mid river moorings for Friday and Saturday in Petersham

  • bacon rolls on the Saturday morning.

We can also help you out with launching, car parking and cost effective local hotels if camping isn't your thing!

So please do consider taking part in this year’s Great River Race, London’s other Marathon!

We hope to hear from you soon.

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Are there minimum requirements to volunteer for this event?

All skippers must be over 18 years of age on the date of the event.

The skipper must hold an RYA Safety Boat qualification and one person on board must have a VHF operators licence and a valid first aid certificate.

What type of boat can I bring into the event?

A rib or similar low freeboard boat that is greater than 4m in length and with a least two people onboard and equipped to RYA safety boat standards.

If you are bringing more than one boat to the event you can fill out multiple ticket registrations.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No we are using Eventbrite to simply manage your details securely.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes but please do this via email to chris@northernexposurerescue.org.uk

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes - please update your registration details via email to chris@northernexposurerescue.org.uk

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Docklands Sailing Centre

Millwall Dock Road

London

E14

United Kingdom

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