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.
Come and see the two cutter races, the women's race starting at 2pm and the men's race at 3.30pm from Westminster Boating Base, reaching Millennium Bridge at 2.30pm and 4pm.