We’re looking forward to the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on June 3rd. It will feature 1,000 boats and be watched by over a million spectators, as it travels down the river between Putney and Tower Bridge.

Taking about 90 minutes to pass any given point, the flotilla will be over seven miles long and – including mustering, dispersal and the avenue of sail – will include some 25 miles of Thames river bank and pass under 14 bridges.

Applications from boat-owners were three times oversubscribed, but we’re delighted that HCM’s Maxime will be part of the pageant – the full list of invited boats is here.