It is the responsibility of the individual clubs to enter only crews and coxswains that are sufficiently competent to race. Crews must be capable of completing a ten-mile outing, and may be on the water for two hours.

If a club enters a crew that is deemed not to be sufficiently competent, the crew will be escorted off the course and action will be taken against the offending club.

The Port of London Authority have produced a 'how to' rowing guide for the Tideway. Click here to view the video.