Several skiff crews are likely to attend the Great River Race on the River Thames in London on 17 September this year. The race goes right through London, from Docklands to Surrey. More information can be found at http://www.greatriverrace.co.uk/ . SCRA class rules for the St Ayles skiff will apply, but racing rules will be as advertised on the Great River Race website. Each boat must fly a flag, as demonstrated by North Berwick last year.
Anyone who fancies a trip to London next year without racing, but with pomp and circumstance might consider the Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012. The organisers claim that up to 1000 vessels will be expected to help HM Queen Elizabeth celebrate 60 years on the thrown. I venture to suggest that the event could be a finale or a starting point for a pleasant cruise up the Thames. More info: http://www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org/index.htm