COXING THE TIDEWAY HEADS WITH ZOE DE TOLEDO: Sunday 9th March, 5.30 p.m.
** Now with 10% discount on coxes' stash from Rock the Boat **
What to expect on race day; how to deal with race situations; knowing the Rules of Racing and local rules; what to do when the worst happens ...
Zoe has probably experienced every situation a cox can expect (and some you might not) when racing on the tideway.
This session is designed by coxes, for coxes and to help all abilities improve for their next tideway race.
No charge but please click here and complete our registration form.
Please arrive at 5.15 p.m. for a prompt 5.30 p.m. start. Expected finish 7.30 p.m.
cash bar / free parking
ROCK THE BOAT 10% DISCOUNT
Di from Rock the Boat will be set up with a small selection of treats just before the coxing masterclass, and is very kindly offering a 10% discount on coxes' stash on the night. Click here to see the full Rock the Boat range, and do let Di know (coxing[@]rock-the-boat.co.uk) if there is anything in particular that you'd like her to bring along.
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.
What this means is that while the stream is so strong we may only boat on the flood tide, as this will slow the flow rate. Even then the flow will still be really quick so all crews MUST do a full and very thorough risk assessment before going out.
The current flag status will shortly be available as a widget at the top of this page. The flag will also be shown at Richmond Lock and on the PLA launch during patrols.
Extreme caution: very strong fluvial flows, conditions are difficult and dangerous. All man-powered vessels are advised not to go afloat on the ebb tide.
Caution: strong fluvial flows. Man-powered vessels, particularly schools, novices, juniors and those who do not usually navigate on the tideway, are advised not to go afloat on the ebb tide. All boats should navigate with extreme caution and consider whether it is safe to go afloat on the ebb tide.
Average fluvial flows. Man-powered vessles should navigate with caution and maintain a proper look-out.
Caution: low fluvial flows.
TSS Juniors (a selection of Beginners, J13/14 and Junior B) had another enjoyable and successful day at the South of England Indoor Rowing Championships.
The first race of the new year, and two pennants won.
Booking is now open for the Alec Hodges Easter Sculling Course, which will run from 7th to 11th April (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day).
The course is for anyone who wants to improve their sculling - from new beginners to confident scullers - and is open to both juniors (age 11 to 17) and adults.
For further information, and to book your place, go to the Alec Hodges Courses page.
Please note the upcoming tideway events and river closures. Events in italics do not have river closures; crews and scullers must take particular care if out on the water at these times.
19 - OUBC Trial Eights, 2 p.m.
25 - Quintin Eights Head, 10.30 a.m. (river closed 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
26 - United Hospitals Winter Regatta, 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
9 - Dewar Shield Head, 10.30 a.m.
16 - Boustead Cup, 1.15 p.m.
22 - United Hospitals Head, 10 a.m.
9 - Hammersmith Head, 9.45 a.m. (river closed 8.15 to 11.45 a.m.)
13 - Schools Head, 2.45 p.m. (river closed 1.15 to 5 p.m.)
15 - Women's Eights Head, 3.30 p.m. (river closed 2 to 5.30 p.m.)
29 - Head of the River, 2.30 p.m. (river closed 1 to 4.30 p.m.)
30 - Vesta Veterans' Head, 10.30 a.m. (river closed 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.)
6 - The BNY Mellon Boat Race, 6 p.m. (river closed 4 to 7 p.m.)
For full details, click here to read the Notice to Mariners.
Note: The Schools' Head has been postponed until Wednesday 26th March. Further details on the race website.
Alan Campbell finished off the year with a win at the GB Winter Assessment in Boston. He headed the men's heavyweight singles field by two tenths of a second.
At the British Indoor Rowing Championships in Cardiff, Graham Benton set a new 2k world record, for heavyweight men aged 40 to 44, in 5:52.4. Tim Male won the men's 35-39 lightweight event in 6:19.1.