The Company has recruited a Training Administrator  to provide support for Craft Owning Freeman Alex Hickman our Training Officer.

Miss Kelly LeSurf has been with the Company since September and is your go to contact for any questions regarding Bindings and Examinations. Kelly will also be looking after bookings for the Doggett’s Emblem Evening and the Sculling weekend.

Come in and talk to Kelly or contact her on 0207 929 7452 or by email on

Kelly normally works Monday to Wednesday.

Ms Susan Fenwick- Administrator to the Clerk now works Wednesday to Friday.



Interested in being Bound
The next Court of Bindings is on 22 June 2018, please call Kelly Lesurf on 0207 283 2373 or email to receive an application pack.

.Already Bound

Our Training Officer, Craft-Owning Freeman Alex Hickman runs a monthly open training surgery at Watermen’s Hall. The next 2 surgeries are on 5 March and 16 April. If you are interested in training towards your Tier 1 Level 2 Boatmaster’s Licence (BML), then just call in at Watermen’s Hall between 09.00hrs and 12.00 noon on either of these days to discuss with Alex what options are available to you.

If you are bound and have over a year’s experience on the river, which includes over 150 days work afloat, then it’s time to think seriously about studying to get your Tier 1 Level 2 Boatmaster’s Licence. If you meet this criteria and are interested in having a training taster day, then please call or text Alex Hickman on 07956 342482.

River Trips
This year’s River Trips have been announced:
14 March – Up-river
18 April – London to Gravesend
21 May – Three Rivers Trip from Gravesend on the PV Pocahontas

Already have your Tier 1 Level 2 BML and perhaps an Endorsement
Freedom of the Company is available on examination to apprentices and trainees who have completed their time and hold a Tier 1 Level 2 BML, with either or both a passenger or towing endorsement and the Thames Watermen’s Local Knowledge Endorsement. The Company is examining for the Freedom on 30 May and 27 June 2018. Either contact Alex Hickman for advice or call Kelly Lesurf for an application form. The Court of Admission of new Freeman is on 9 July.