An illustrated history of water sport on the Kingston Thames
Rowing, skiffing , punting mane sailing
The first mention of a Rowing Regatta in Kingston was in 1832, and Thames Sailing Club in Surbiton was formed in 1860. The Kingston Reach has a proud sporting history and Olympic Champions in rowing, sailing and kayaking have trained here.
Today the Battle of the Thames attracts Stand-up Paddlers from all over the world. Steve Collins, Chairman of the local River Users Group, whose job is to coordinate sporting activity on the busiest reach on the River Thames presented an illustrated history of water sport on the reach.