The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Doggett’s Wager – News Update

The Company has taken the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Wager, originally rescheduled for 16 March, since lockdown restrictions make training impossible and would not allow the race to take place, even behind closed doors.

Pending a further government announcement on the easing of restrictions we have now decided to postpone the 2020 Race once again until a date to be determined, between 1 June and 31 July. This will give the competitors due notice once training is allowed to recommence, without bringing undue pressure on those wishing to race in the 2021 Wager, which is still scheduled for 8 September.

Click here for detailed information on the race, its history, and the competitors.