RIVER USERS GROUP (RUG)
The River Users Group is a method of encouraging communication and cooperation between river users and the river authorities. Our part of the Thames comes under RUG region "8" or "RUG8". Each reach of the Thames is numbered. Our reach - Shepperton Lock to Sunbury Lock - is no. 18. The neighbouring reach Chertsey-Shepperton - no. 19 - is relatively short and sparsely populated, so for convenience both reaches 18 and 19 come under the same reach coordinator.
Reaches 18 and 19 are coordinated by Chris Murdoch of Nauticalia [PDF of reach coordinators].