Race Classes 

All boats are entered in the ‘Overall’, ‘Fastest’ and ‘Sportsmanship’ classes. 
Crews will be entered automatically into classes suffixed ‘EA’ (Entry Automatic) below depending on the information submitted in the on-line entry form and associated crew list. 
Overall 
The Challenge Trophy of The Company of Watermen and Lightermen. The first boat on handicap. 
Fastest 
The Terry McCann Challenge Trophy. The boat recording the fastest time. 
Sportsmanship 
The Scarborough Trophy. For sporting endeavour in The Great River Race. 
Endeavour 
The Richie Richardson Trophy. For most effort displayed by a junior crew. 
Charity 
The Rotary in London with the Jubilant Trust Charity Fundraising Award. For the crew raising the most money. EA 
Celtic Longboat 
The Angharad John Perpetual Trophy. For the first Celtic Longboat on handicap. EA 
Celtic Longboat Mixed 
The Aberdyfi Perpetual Trophy. For the first mixed Celtic Longboat crew on handicap. At least half the actual rowers at all times must be women. EA 
Celtic Longboat Vets (over 40) 
The Bill Fowler Perpetual Trophy. For the first veteran (over 40 on Race day) Celtic Longboat crew on handicap. A cox and passenger between 10 and 40 are permitted, but may not row. EA 
Celtic Longboat Women 
The Tina Cannons Perpetual Trophy. For the first women/'s Celtic Longboat on handicap. A male cox and passenger are permitted, but may not row. EA 
City of London Based 
The Areen City Challenge Trophy. The first City of London based institution/allied crew on handicap. The entrant, or its head office, must be based in the City/Canary Wharf. The organisation's title must be reflected in the crew or boat name. EA 
Clayton 
The Sea B Boats Trophy. The first Clayton Skiff on handicap. EACornish Pilot GigThe Robert Bulgin Pilot Gig Trophy. The first Cornish Pilot Gig on handicap. EACurrachNo trophy. The first Currach/Naomhog on handicap. EA 
Four Oared 
The Gravesend Cup. The first four oared boat on handicap. EA 
Historic Ships' Boats 
The Maritime Trust Jubilee Challenge Trophy. For boats associated with historic ships. Points scored for performance on handicap and authenticity and turnout of boat and crew. 
Junior (Under 14)Reduced Entry Fee 
The Ted Springer Trophy. The first junior (under 14 on Race day) crew on handicap. One senior (over 18) cox or passenger MUST be carried in the boat and register the entry, but may not row/paddle. All crew 14s are strongly advised to wear a buoyancy aid at all times. EA 
Junior (Under 16) Reduced Entry Fee 
The John Pearce Cup. The first junior (under 16 on Race day) crew on handicap. One senior (over 18) cox or passenger MUST be carried in the boat and register the entry, but may not row/paddle. All crew 16s are strongly advised to wear a buoyancy aid at all times. EA 
Junior (Under 18) Reduced Entry Fee 
The London Docklands Youth Challenge Cup. The first junior (under 18 on Race day) crew on handicap. A senior cox and passenger are permitted, but may not row/paddle. Any crew member under 16 is strongly advised to wear a buoyancy aid at all times. EA 
Mixed 
The Alan Spong Trophy. The first mixed crew on handicap. At least half the actual rowers/paddlers at all times must be women. In boats with uneven crews (i.e. Montagu whalers), the greater number must be women. EA 
Paddled 
The Paddle Power Trophy. The first paddled boat on handicap. Hawaiian canoe steerers, who must sit in the rear seat, may direct the craft by a combination of paddle strokes, attracting a 50% additional paddler handicap. 
Pembrokeshire Longboat 
The Myfanwy's Over Sixty's Crew Trophy. For the first Pembrokeshire longboat on handicap. EA 
Riparian 
The Michael Jones Riparian Challenge Trophy. The first crew officially representing a Riparian Borough on handicap. The Mayor/Deputy, Council dignitary or employee must be carried as crew/passenger. Entry limited to one per Borough. 
Scout / Sea Cadets 
The David Lawrence Trophy. For the first Scout Association / Sea Cadets-affiliated crew on handicap. Rowers / paddlers must be current or former Scouts / Sea Cadets / leaders. Non-Scout / Sea Cadets cox/passenger permitted. EA 
Senior Whaler/Sloop 
The Pusser's Rum Trophy. The first senior whaler/sloop on handicap. EA 
Services 
The Richmond Trophy. The first services' crew on handicap. Comprises armed forces and the police, fire, ambulance, lifeboat and coastguard services. 
Skiff Team 
The Royal Canoe Club Trophy. The three-crew team (one men's, one women's, one mixed) from a Skiff Racing Association affiliated club posting the fastest aggregate time. Please telephone the Race office on 020 8398 8141 for more details. 
Thames Based 
The Turk Thames Trophy. The first Thames based boat on handicap. EA 
Thames Skiff 
The Thames Traditional Boat Society Trophy. The first double, triple or quadruple Thames-style skiff on handicap. EA 
Thames Waterman Cutter 
The Loughton Diving Club Trophy. The first Thames Waterman Cutter on handicap. EA 
Veterans (Over 40) 
The Bob Crouch Roaring Forties Challenge Trophy. For the first veteran (over 40 on Race day) crew on handicap. A cox and passenger between 10 and 40 are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA 
Veterans (Over 60) 
The Great River Race Trophy. For the first veteran (over 60 on Race day) crew on handicap. A cox and passenger between 10 and 60 are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA 
Women 
The Harry Purchase Trophy. The first women's crew on handicap. A male cox and passenger are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA 
Women Fastest 
The Chas Newens Trophy. The women?s crew recording the fastest time. A male cox and passenger are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA 
Women Vets 
The Paul Satow Trophy. The first veteran (over 40 on race day) women's crew on handicap. A cox and passenger (male or female) between 10 and 40 are permitted, but may not row/paddle. EA 

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