Tamesis Club

Jock Wishart and crew break Great River Race record

rowing under Richmond Bridge – photo David Tompkins


Return to Tamesis after the Race


The hardest bit – coming ashore
Jock Wishart and his valiant crewed rowed the Basque trainer Tknika to break the course record of the Great River Race.
Tknika has been stored at Tamesis for the past few months.  The crew have spent hours training to break three records – Loch Ness, English Channel and finally the course record of the Great River Race which is an annual ‘pursuit race’ running from Wapping up to Richmond.
The New Record for the Great River Race is 2 hrs 2 mins and 51 seconds, 23 seconds better than the old one.  As Jock comments a ‘close run thing’