Some hold that you can never have too much of a good thing and on Wednesday, 8 September, will see the second Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager of 2021. The first was run on 25 June and was the pandemic delayed 2020 race. The official website tells us that Wednesday’s race for the 2021 title can be viewed free on-line with live video commentary and thereafter is available on-demand:
The broadcast starts at 11:35 hrs BST with the race itself getting under way at 11:45 hrs. Four competitors will battle it out on the 7,400 metres upstream course from London Bridge to Chelsea: Coran Cherry, Lucas Britton, Max Carter-Miller and George Gilbert. The umpire will be the 1973 Doggett’s winner Bobby Prentice, Barge Master to the Fishmongers’ Company, and race commentary will be provided by the Voice of Rowing, Robert Treharne Jones. Watch from 11:35 hrs on Wednesday, 8 September on YouTube.