|Head of River Race Cancelled|
Due to "severe weather forecast"
Sadly the race has been cancelled due to severe weather forcast for tomorrow.
The race was due to start at 12.45 on Saturday (March 23), with over 400 crews racing from Mortlake to Putney, passing by Chiswick Bridge.
'8 Race' by Putney Artist Elisabeth Longridge www.elongridge.com
In 2004, the annual Head of the River race ended in chaos after being hit by severe winds. Forty rowers needed to be rescued from the Thames by RNLI lifeboats based in Chiswick, assisted by the Metropolitan Police Marine Support Unit. Eleven members of London Corinthian Sailing Club also had to be rescued at Chiswick after waves swamped their craft.