RBW 2008 registration opens
One of the main events of the weekend will be the traditional night-time boat trip along the River Thames. While previous years featured live acts on board, this year the trip will be restricted to music, conversation and sightseeing.
The Main Event and Dance Hall at the Royal National has a capacity of around 400 people, and this year's boat, the Erasmus, can hold 310 people over its three floors. Last year, 242 attended.
RBW 2008 offers four different levels of registration, ranging in price from £55 (around US$110, or €70) to £150 (around US$300, or €195).