The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Doggetts 2020

For the first time since World War II, we have more than one Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager scheduled for this year. The race – a gruelling 7400 metre course, unchanged since its inception in 1715 – was sadly postponed in 2020 as a result of coronavirus, but it has not been cancelled once in it’s 300 year history, so this year we will hold two races: the delayed 2020 race and the 2021 race.

We have four oarsmen confirmed for the 2020 Wager, which will now take place 25th June 2021.

Click here for live video commentary  on Race Day, and check out our interviews with all four competitors here.

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, visit our pages, or the Thames Festival Trust website for a documentary and aural histories.