News & Events

Jubilant will be at the following events in 2018:

Dates t.b.c.

Past Events

June 2017: Teddington Lock

Jubilant passing through Teddington Lock.

June 2015: Magna Carta River Relay

Jubilant was invited to appear in the Magna Carta River Relay a celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. Her task was to convey a number of elected citizens from the three sponsoring boroughs, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Runnymede and Spelthorne as Charter Bearers. They were responsible for carrying a facsimile of the Magna Carta from Hurley on Thames to Runnymede on board Jubilant. The weather was not too kind to start.

A group of “strolling layers” re-enacted the story of the Baron’s revolt against King John’s misrule.

The scene at Runnymede with the Royal Row Barge Gloriana in pride of place arriving just after Jubilant had delivered the Magna Carta.

May 2016: ITV Good Morning Britain

Jubilant was engaged by ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” programme to perform a very important role involving high security. This job was a welcome opportunity to recharge the coffers after an expensive complete refit in the winter to pass the out of water inspection for our Port of London Authority licence to operate. The job was to carry £250,000 pounds in twenty-pound notes from Putney to the ITV Southbank Studios, as a competition prize.

June 2016: Beaver Scouts/Cubs

The boat manager reported “Lovely day for a change (river running faster than normal due to rain... jumped from 45cum/s on Thursday to 75 on Friday & Sat at Kingston bridge) Anyway great with a happy crew of 13 Beaver Scouts/Cubs and accompanying adults. Jubilant left on the pontoon, as some artists painting her/river. Mark will put her away.”

July 2016: Sutton District hosted the international PAGGS camp.

Sutton scouts and guides hosted the event called PAGGS, which is scouting twin towns across Europe. The camp was being held at Heyswood Campsite between 26th July and 4th August and had a Tudor theme.

July 2016: Hampton Court

On Thursday 28th July after a trip to Hampton Court they were ferried in small groups via minibus from Hampton Court to Richmond to row on Jubilant and Watermen’s Company Shallop The Lady Mayoress all in keeping with the theme.

Matt Brice (one of the organisers) said: "I have rowed on Jubilant with Sutton Scout Network a few times myself and think it would be a highlight of our camp.”

There were 207 scouts and guides and 71 leaders, from Denmark, Holland, Czech Republic and Scotland. The young people varied between scout and explorer age and were split into four subcamps according to age during the camp, for example, 10-12-year-olds, 12-13-year-olds, 14-15-year-olds, 16-17-year-olds.

The 14th Richmond also held their annual Water Weekend based at Thames Young Mariners and Jubilant was again pressed into service to give them a rowing experience unlike any other in our beautiful craft.