Four TSS crews took to the water for Quintin Head: two eights from the men's squad, and two racing in open masters categories.
TSS I (Antony Smith, Richard Twyman, Gareth Sharpe, Tim Male, Ben Ellison, Tom Wheeler, Nathan O'Reilly and Murray Wilkojc, coxed by Zoe Davies), started and finished second overall, winning the Senior pennant just 1.3 seconds behind overall winners IC. TSS II were fourteenth overall and fourth in IM2.
The Masters E crew finished fifty-third, and second in category to Quintin, while the Masters D crew were eighty-first.
Lawrence Williams reports on the D crew's race:
This was the first time The Great Ache (the Stelph) was raced by TSS, and the first for cox Kristian, having first stepped into a rowing boat in September. He's stuck at it, bought his own cox box, repaired the boat, taken all that we've thrown at him and done us proud. A real credit to the club.
Quintin Head was a day for new starts and diversity for our crew as Kristian drove it down the course bang in the middle of the stream. Of the nine brave souls on board, one had never raced before, one hadn’t raced for thirty-two years, another for thirty-one years and another for twenty-five! The icing on the cake was that we had a LADY on board. Many thanks to Rosemary for stepping in at the last moment. Next stop, Molesey.