Did you know that the RNLI works every day keeping people safe on the River Thames, and has rescued over 3,600 people in its 12-year history on the river? – We hope this year’s Alternative Boat Race will raise awareness of just this …
RNLI Alternative Boat Race:
• What? 250 sponsored miniature lifeboats will set sail along the Thames in the 2015 RNLI Alternative Boat Race
• When? The race starts at 5:30pm on Friday 10 April 2015.
• Where? The race will start from Barnes Bridge and finish at the famous University stone near Chiswick Bridge. This is the last part of the BNY Mellon University Boat Race course.
• How can I watch? The event will be streamed online at RNLI.org.uk/boatrace. Spectators can watch the race along the one-mile stretch of the footpath on the south riverbank, enjoying views of the Thames
• Why? This is the second year the Alternative Boat Race has run and this year individuals, community groups and small businesses from across the UK have sponsored the mini-lifeboats. The winning boat will earn its sponsor the right to name one of the charity’s new inshore lifeboats. The event aims to raise awareness of the RNLI’s vital 24/7 rescue role on the Thames.
For more information, please visit RNLI.org/BoatRace