River Thames

(Photo: Tom van Oossanen)

A Flair of Yacht Show on the River Thames

Since last week London´s main landmark shines in a new light and leaves passers-by with plain astonishment. Right in front of the Tower Bridge two brand new Mega Yachts have positioned themselves for an Abeking & Rasmussen Rendezvous. A sheer impressive backdrop; the anticipation for the Monaco Yacht Show in September is rising.The first unexpected appearance at the Tower Bridge was made by AVIVA. With a length of almost 100m AVIVA is the biggest yacht built by the pedigree yard in Lemwerder. Only a few weeks ago she had been seen in New York.

(Photo: Port of London Authority)

All-women Yacht Crew Conducts Scientific Sampling on the Thames

A team of women sailing around Britain to sample the U.K.’s waters for micro plastic and chemicals, arrived on the Thames August 30 to kick off local awareness-raising activities with a discussion panel made up of crew members, a scientist and young environmental activists. Panellists spoke about the state of the marine environment, how eXXpedition was formed and their current Round Britain scientific surveying and awareness-raising outreach activities. Emily Penn, eXXpedition Co-founder and Ocean Advocate…

London's Tower Bridge opens its gates to welcome home fleet of Clipper Round the World yacht race, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Photo: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Yacht Race Ends After 40,000 Miles

London welcomed home the 12-strong fleet of the biennial Clipper Round the World yacht race, Saturday, July 30, 2016. Twelve teams celebrated the completion of the 40,000-nautical-mile ocean race — the world's longest — by sailing up the River Thames and under London's iconic Tower Bridge. The fleet began its parade at the Thames Barrier, and passed London landmarks such as Greenwich's Old Royal Naval College, The O2 Arena, Canary Wharf and historic Wapping. Tower Bridge lifted twice for the twelve teams…

Clarkson rescue boat ceremony: Photo credit Clarksons

Clarksons Gift Rescue Boats to Sailing Centre

Clarksons recently visited the Docklands Waterports and Sailing Centre (DWSC) near Canary Wharf  on the UK's River Thames to officially launch the two new rescue boats it has bought for the organisation. The state of the art Rigiflex boats - named after two esteemed late Clarksons' Chairmen, Sir Alexander Glen and Sir Carron Greig - will enable DSWC to increase the number of participants that can be tutored on the water at any given time. The DWSC is located in the Milwall outer dock…