Doggett’s Coat & Badge

Patrick Keech, George Gilbert and James Berry. Photography: Kelly Lesurf.

Four apprentices will contest the world’s oldest rowing race on 4 September.  Held every year since 1715, the 4 mile 5 furlong Doggett’s course between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea, passes beneath a total of eleven bridges and is a real test of the scullers’ watermanship.

The draw for stations took place at Watermen’s Hall on 9 July, when the lane order was:

1 Patrick Keech – Red
2 James Berry – Light Blue
3 George Gilbert – Green
4 Jack Finelli  – Dark Blue

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF

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