The inaugural running of “The London Regatta” offers paddle-sports enthusiasts from around the country the opportunity to paddle along the River Thames through central London. Not surprisingly, demand for entry into the event has been very high but I am delighted to be one of the successful applicants. Over the years I have kayaked along many of the UK’s waterways and it has been a long held ambition of mine to kayak through central London. The 12 mile course will provide a real challenge for me to complete in the allocated time as the Thames Barrage is being closed for only a short period of time to facilitate the staging of the event. Thank you to everyone who sponsors me in The London Regatta.