Thames Waterman Cutter
Our Thames Waterman Cutter, Thames Guardian was bought as our Millennium project. It is one of a class of boats designed and built by Mark Edwardes of Richmond to take part pre-eminently in the Great River Race.
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 Henely Royal Regatta in ceremonial and at the Great River Race in racing. It has entered 10 Great River Races in our ownership.
It is at present housed at the Wokingham Water Centre at Reading where it is used by RTS members for the occasional outing.