Harold Pinchbeck and The Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge

This year was the 300th race of the famous and historic Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge, held every year for 300 years now on the Thames between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea. Up to six apprentice Watermen compete in this 4-mile race which passes under eleven bridges en route.

This year was our first official involvement in the race, though it has been several years in the planning. Harold Pinchbeck will be involved in and sponsoring the race in future years and we hope this to be a long and enjoyable partnership.

We have designed a limited edition of celebration watches to celebrate the 300th race, more details can be viewed on our webpage here.

It was a great day and a complete success! The winner of the 300th race was Louis Pettipher.

Louis was presented with his own Harold Pinchbeck Lambeth Reach watch as a prize for winning the race. This will be something we are doing for subsequent years so each winner of every year's race will receive his very own special edition Harold Pinchbeck watch.

Some pictures below of the 2015 race for Doggett's Coat & Badge:

Louis Pettipher being presented with his Pinchbeck watch by Paul Pinchbeck.

Louis Pettipher being presented with his Pinchbeck watch by Paul Pinchbeck.

Louis admiring his prize of a Harold Pinchbeck Lambeth Reach watch.

Louis admiring his prize of a Harold Pinchbeck Lambeth Reach watch.

The race is on!

The race is on!

The after-race celebration dinner in Fishmongers Banqueting Hall.

The after-race celebration dinner in Fishmongers Banqueting Hall.

A great day is always had by all at the race!

A great day is always had by all at the race!

This year the race was greeted by the Royal barge Gloriana.

This year the race was greeted by the Royal barge Gloriana.

Some of the Watermen and previous winners of the Doggett's Race..

Some of the Watermen and previous winners of the Doggett's Race..