The official British Marine Federation App for users of the tidal and non-tidal River Thames.
The complete planner and guide for travel and leisure on the River Thames including where you can go, how you get there and what’s on the way - includes these key features:
Thames Map and Guide:
•Interactive River Map
•Journey Planner: time and distance between any two of 102 river points
•Locks: need to know detail on every lock
•Bridges: headway in metres and feet
•River draft (clearance under your keel)
•Weather for selected locations
•Current river conditions
•Rules for the River
•Emergency Help and Guidance (RNLI approved)
INTERACTIVE RIVER MAP: pinch or squeeze to zoom to the required level of detail. Add any combination of locks, moorings, boatyards, marinas, slipways, fuel, sanitation, pubs, restaurants, lodgings and/or bridges; tapping any icon pops up further details including phone number (where appropriate).
JOURNEY PLANNER: select a starting point and destination from the supplied list of 102 landmarks (including locks, marinas, moorings and places of interest) and immediately see the sailing distance, direction (up or downstream), sailing time (at 5 mph, 3 mph and 1 mph) and the number of locks to transit to complete your journey.
LOCK FEATURES: every Thames lock is listed in order from Cricklade Bridge to Teddington with distance to next lock both up and downstream. Touch any lock to see much more information including: telephone number; post code; lock type; width, drop and length; lock keeper’s hours; facilities available (such as WC, water, pump out etc). From the lock detail just tap to put this lock in the middle of the interactive map.
BRIDGE HEADWAY: every bridge listed in order with headway in feet and metres; bridge headways are colour coded for ease of use and instant check to see if you need to lower any masts.
WEATHER: select one of 14 location on the river for an up-to-date weather forecast for today and tomorrow (includes temperature, winds, humidity, visibility, sunrise and sunset). Requires an Internet connection.
CURRENT RIVER CONDITIONS: for safer river use always verify the current official conditions before setting off; these are provided by the Environment Agency (the River Thames authority) and categorised as Red, Yellow or Green – tap to view an explanation of the colours.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: River Thames Guide includes an SOS section with information, endorsed by the RNLI, on how to deal with various problems including: Man Overboard; Boat Sinking; Boat on Fire; Boat Drifting. NOTE: these sections should be studied before embarking so that you can react properly to any emergency. Better still: take an appropriate course before using the river.
HELP: tips on using River Thames Guide to help plan your journey, find somewhere to eat or stay, using the map, and more.