Thames Waterman Cutter

Our Thames Waterman Cutter, Thames Guardian was purchased as our Millennium project. It is one of a class of boats designed and built by Mark Edwards of Richmond to take part in the Great River Race and other traditional rowing events. 

The cutter is a 31ft fixed seat rowing boat whose design is based loosely on the old wherries, for many years the 'taxis' of London when the river was the main highway.
It is rowed either by six when in racing trim, or four when in ceremonial trim with the decorative awning in place.
It regularly appears at Henley Royal Regatta in ceremonial and at the Great River Race in racing. The cutter has entered 12 Great River Races in our ownership.

Thames Guardian has now moved from Wokingham Water Centre to a new permanent mooring at Richmond Bridge Boat Club on the tideway.  The boat will be used regularly by RBBC members as well as taking part in a varied calendar of events with its RTS crew.  

RTS Waterman's Cutter