Sounds very useful and sensible.Any trips to Thames tend to be planned several months ahead and a diversion into one of the Thames Marinas or Chelsea should prove OK.RYA now saying that you can book a passage.
72 hours notice required, minimum crew, passage plan, risk assessment and plan for if you have to abort required when booking.
Meetings are the practical alternative to doing the job you were hired for and always the best course of action to avoid making a decision.
You’re not thinking like an Oligarch sadly.What we really need here is a Russian Oligarch with a burning desire to take their boat up to Richmond.
Problem is that they usually have boats with too much air draft.
I wonder if Borodin could be convinced that a nice Thames cruiser maybe a star craft based out of Chelsea would be good.
I bet they'd get Emma Smith bridge opened pretty quick if really needed !
I think the boat race has been moved for 2021. Can't remember where. (I suppose its under threat anyway from Covid)The ongoing bridge closure is likely to impact on events too. The Great River race was cancelled last year because of covid, 350 rowing boats, scores of safety boats & all the tripper traffic that follows it. 5000 people taking part? I cant see that being allowed to go ahead this year!
Blimey, thats a youngster. Only 7 of the Thames bridges are newer. Do you remember it being built?