Doggett's Coat & Badge Race

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The annual rowing Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge is held in summer (tide dependant) on the River Thames.

The date for 2023 is Wednesday 19th July 2023

The date for 2024 is tba

Eligibility: only Watermen of the River Thames

Further details are at this link.

Or you may email the organiser, the Watermen's Company


2022 George Gilbert

2021 Max Carter-Miller

2020 James Berry

2019 Patrick Keech

2018 Alfie Anderson

2017 Jack Keech

For more follow this link

The oldest continuous sporting competition in the world (probably!

Few annual individual sporting contests can match the history of the Doggett's Coat and Badge Wager, which was founded in 1715 by Thomas Doggett. For more than 300 years, this race has run through the centre of London, from London Bridge to Cadogan Pier in Chelsea.

The 7,400m race is hotly contested by watermen and lightermen in the first year of their freedom, with many following in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents seeking the prize of the red coat and solid silver badge given to the winners. 

The Wager is run by The Fishmongers' Company, and the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames.

© Nigel Pullman 2023