UK - London - River Thames Festival Rowing
Thames Festival 2008. Along the southbank of the Thames. September 2008.
Cutter race in front of the houses of parliament on the Thames Pageant which sees river users of all kinds join together in a programme-packed river display.
Cutters date from the early fifteenth century, they were the chosen vessel used by officials like the Admiralty and Customs. They were fast and could travel long distances in relative comfort. Fixed seat cutter-rowing was reintroduced to the Thames some 20 years ago and now has an energetic following among all ages and abilities.