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Thames A Rater

Thames A Rater

The 27 ft long Thames A Rater with their 45 ft masts and large sail areas are fast boats first seen over 100 years ago. They offer exciting sailing for their three-person crews.

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Show news 63rd Three Rivers Race Preview
The endurance race where you have to lower and raise your mast no less than four times
Posted on 27 May
The oldest footage of Thames A Raters
A look back into our video archive
Posted on 19 May
62nd Three Rivers Race
Hundreds of sailors descend on Horning, from as far afield as New Zealand and the USA
Posted on 5 Jun 2023
What was intriguing at the RYA Dinghy Show 2023?
Remote operated self-bailers set one man's heart a flutter
Posted on 6 Mar 2023
Thames A Raters at Tamesis
Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl contested up as far as Teddington Lock
Posted on 20 Sep 2022
Bourne End Week 2022
The event took place on the Jubilee bank holiday weekend
Posted on 22 Jun 2022
61st Three Rivers Race at Horning Sailing Club
There are few races as iconic, memorable or challenging
Posted on 29 May 2022
61st Three Rivers Race this weekend
The iconic sailing challenge set to grace the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 26 May 2022
Bourne End Week 2021
Held over the August bank holiday at Upper Thames Sailing Club
Posted on 3 Sep 2021
Thames Sailing Club Tuesday Night Racing
What weather didn't we have?
Posted on 23 May 2021
59th Three Rivers Race
All about the tides on the Norfolk Broads
Posted on 4 Jun 2019
Saxton and Lewis reign supreme
At the 2018 Endeavour Trophy
Posted on 15 Oct 2018
Saxton and Lewis annihilate Endeavour fleet
Four straight wins for reigning champions at opening day
Posted on 13 Oct 2018
Big winds arrive for Endeavour Trophy training day
League of legends prepare for battle at Burnham-on-Crouch
Posted on 12 Oct 2018
Stakes are high for 2018 Endeavour glory
The best of the best head for Burnham on 12-14 October
Posted on 5 Oct 2018
58th Yachtmaster Insurance Three Rivers Race
The three weather conditions every sailor dreads
Posted on 4 Jun 2018
58th Three Rivers Race preview
Taking place this weekend at Horning SC
Posted on 31 May 2018
57th N&G Three Rivers Race
85 dinghies and yachts for this classic endurance event
Posted on 5 Jun 2017
End of April, where is the warmth?
Thames A Rater Tuesday evening racing
Posted on 27 Apr 2017
Kissing the Queens Promenade
Thames A Rater Tuesday evening racing
Posted on 23 Apr 2017
Thames A Raters at Tamesis
Ten boats pushed hard on the Thames
Posted on 17 Oct 2016
Bourne End Week 2016
A great success with entries up and wind every day
Posted on 8 Jun 2016
Navigators & General Three Rivers Race
98 boats take part in classic endurance race
Posted on 7 Jun 2016
Bourne End Week 2016 Preview
Just eight days to go!
Posted on 20 May 2016
Bourne End Week 2015
Five superb days or racing
Posted on 6 Jun 2015
Navigators & General Three Rivers Race
104 starters in 55th running of the race
Posted on 1 Jun 2015
Bourne End Week 2015 preview
River racing at its best!
Posted on 4 May 2015
Thames A Rater Braganza Bowl
During the Bart's Bash event at Tamesis
Posted on 23 Sep 2014
Bourne End Week
Adventurer wins the Queen's Cup for the first time
Posted on 31 May 2014
Notice of Race now available
For Bourne End Week 2014
Posted on 5 Apr 2014
Links
Thames A Rater UK Nationals Attendance
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Upper Thames SC in the 1920s - Vagabond
© British Pathé
Thames A Rater during the 2014 Bloody Mary
© Alex Irwin / www.sportography.tv
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
Bourne End Week 2023
© Simon Smith / www.flickr.com/photos/sipics
A rude rudder made by hydro dipping - seen at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show
© Magnus Smith / www.yachtsandyachting.com
John Merricks Tiger Trophy 2023
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Seldén SailJuice Winter Series Datchet Flyer
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Seldén SailJuice Winter Series Datchet Flyer
© Tim Olin / www.olinphoto.co.uk
Osprey, winner of the Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Scamp, during the Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Adventurer, during the Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis
© Carolyne Vines
Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Start of the Yates Cup for Thames A Raters at Tamesis
© Jonathan Key
Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis
© Carolyne Vines
Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis
© Chris Wade
Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis
© Carolyne Vines
Vagabond, during the Thames A Rater Yates Cup and Braganza Bowl at Tamesis
© Carolyne Vines
Bourne End Week 2022
© Tony Ketley
Bourne End Week 2022
© Tony Ketley
Bourne End Week 2022
© Tony Ketley
Bourne End Week 2022
© Tony Ketley
Bourne End Week 2021
© Tony Ketley