Congratulations to Saskia, who has been selected to race for Great Britain in the coxless four at Munich Junior Regatta in May.
From Stephen Aitken:
On the afternoon of Saturday 5th April, as the camera crews rehearsed filming the finish of the Boat Race, six TSS juniors (Bertie, Christa, Cristian, Emily, Lacey and Oscar) and one from Eton College completed their Rowing Leaders course and received their British Rowing certificates.
The course is a relatively new one, at J16s to J18s. On the course they learned more about risk assessment, rigging, rowing technique and how to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions. They had opportunities to coach, be coached, observe and receive feedback on their coaching performance.
TSS at HBR
Congratulations to Anastasia Chitty and Maxie Scheske for their win by four lengths over Cambridge in the Newton Women's Boat Race.
The Women's Squad crew of Jacqui Johnston, Miranda McLaughlan, Kate Grose, Debbie Beadle, Nora Fiechter, Andrea Finn, Rowi Mortimer and Judith Schulz, coxed by Simon Suthers, raced to a superb second place overall, and fastest women's crew by a margin of 12 seconds on raw time.
Footage from Dickie Bannenberg.
The Junior Men acquitted themselves well in the highly competitve Championships Eights category, finishing thirty-third overall.
The Veteran Men (Dickie Bannenberg, Chris Mallon, Tim Sanders, Chris Williams, Brian Sweeney, Graham Bagnall, Roger Swift, Hugh Williams and cox Guy Greaves) won Masters F eights at Kingston Head, while the Great Ache was also in action.
The women of Tideway Scullers were represented in six of the 241 crews racing the Women's Head: two boats from the Women's Squad, a crew from the Masters Women and one Junior Women's (the other unfortunately having had to withdraw) as well as two composites.
Four all-TSS crews and two Masters composites were among the 241 crews racing the Women's Head on Saturday afternoon, with the Masters pennant and tenth place overall (as well as a new course record), going to the all-star Olympian crew that had Kate Allen on board.
The other Masters composite was the runner-up on adjusted time, while the Juniors were a very creditable third in their category, and both Women's Squad crews finished in the top half of their categories and the Masters Women were 199th overall.
Full reports to follow
Oarsport Junior Sculling Head
The Junior Women won silver in the WJ17 quad.
Easter Sculling Course
The Easter Sculling Course is now fully booked. The next available course will be in the summer.
Henley Boat Races
Congratulations to former TSS juniors Maxie Scheske and Anastasia Chitty, who have both been selected for the Oxford Women's Blue Boat for the second year running, and will be defending their title at the Henley Boat Races at the end of the month.
The Men's Squad's recent 5k erg test saw Graham Benton set a new world record for the men's heavyweight 40-49 age group in 15:56.4, while club captain Nathan O'Reilly set the Irish record for men's 19-29 lightweight at 16:28.8.
Sunday brought glorious spring weather and - at long last - some racing.
PLA ebb tide flag warnings
The widget at the top of this page displays the current ebb tide flag status, and will automatically update whenever the flag is changed.
PLA event calendar
Click here for the Notice to Mariners U7 of 2014, listing the main rowing and paddling events on the Thames (Teddington to Greenwich) from 13th April to 27th September.
The winners of the latest draw were:
A. Eyres £50
C. Collerton £50
A. Shea £50
D. Bond £25
The next draw will take place at the end of March.
Who's been cleaning my boat?
From Stephen Aitken:
If you have been pleasantly and very surprised by the clean inside of a TSS boat then you have Sonny and Cillit Bang to thank.
As part of his volunteering, Sonny has been doing odd jobs around the boat house and is now cleaning the inside of boats - yes they do have insides. He is starting with the Juniors' fleet since he plans to join the club after Easter and the Alec Hodges course.