|Lane 1||Giovanni Calabrese||Italy||91.8kg|
|Lane 2||Greg Searle||Britain||96.8kg|
|Lane 3||Merlin Vervoorn||Netherlands||90kg|
|Lane 4||Karsten Nielsen||Denmark||77.2kg|
|Lane 5||Martin Kettle||Britain||82.6kg|
|Final position||Name||Finish time||Thames RC||Milepost||Hammersmith Bridge||Chiswick Steps||Barnes Bridge|
|5th||Giovanni Calabrese||(did not finish)|
After winning his bronze medal at the last World Championships Greg Searle overcame the Thames World Sculling Challenge titleholder Merlin Vervoorn from Holland, in the process beating 2 World champions. From Putney the scullers were in close contention, with Vervoorn having a slight lead off the start. At Crabtree Searle was in a clear lead. At Hammersmith Nielsen was stopped by Kettle hitting his stern. At Chiswick steps Nielsen was back in third. Calabrese stopped sculling at Chiswick Eyot. At Barnes Bridge Nielsen was only four lengths behind Searle, who won by six seconds.
|2nd||Alison Sanders GB)||22.45|
|3rd||Rowan Carroll (GB)||NTT|
*new course and TWSC record
Guin Batten, undefeated in this country since 1995, when her sister beat her in the Scullers Head, showed strongly, and had never any trouble holding off her opposition, in the process setting a new course and TWSC record.