Tuesday
Jul262016

GB Selection

Two TSS juniors have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, which will be held in Poznan this weekend.

Meg will race in the women's quad, while Marcus is in the men's four.

Click here for the British Rowing team annoucement.

Tuesday
Jul262016

British Rowing Junior Championships

The J16s and 15s went to Nottingham to race at the British Rowing Junior Championships.

The J16 four won its heat well to go to the final, where they were just not quite quick enough to stay with Aberdeen and lost by a length to win a silver medal. Calvin and Stefan raced in the double, but were narrowly pipped for third in the semi after a good time trial and went to the B final, where they finished third. The pair of Oli and Laurence won their time trial by a huge margin of ten seconds, and then won the final by an even bigger margin of fifteen secs over some good opposition, in a time that would have put them second in J18. A really great row.

The first J15 up was Milo in the single, the headwind and his fatigue after being on D of E was too much for him and he failed to make the semi-final and then was sick. Feeling better after that he teamed up with Sam to do a good time trial on Saturday, then on Sunday get through the semi and into the final. The headwind then got up and blew them away. Theo and Alfie also did a double, but after racing in the quad were just too tired to get through the semi-final. The quad of Alex, Sam, Theo and Alfie won their time trial by nine seconds, the semi by eleven seconds and the final by eight seconds, sculling really beautifully. This isn't a crew of huge guys but stroked wonderfully well by Alfie they absolutely dominated the event, beating the Nat Schools winners in the process. Ella coxed both the J16 four and the quad, so had a very successful weekend and learnt a huge amount about racing.

All in all, it was a good weekend to close the season. I'd like to thank all the very supportive parents we have, in terms of cups of tea, salmon sandwiches, and even tieing boats on while their offspring are still racing - they have no equals! And finally, we had all the boats off the trailer, rigged and put away within twenty-four hours of coming back - a really good effort by all the boys. CFW

Photographs courtesy of S. Fattouh

Tuesday
Jul262016

Molesey

The club had a number of juniors competing at Molesey Regatta - both J14 and WJ14, WJ15 and some J18 crews, as Anna Murphie reports:

We had some excellent weather for this last regatta of the season, and it was lovely being on this calm stretch of the river. It was a tough day for coach James Dunley, though, who single-handedly managed to get crew after crew rigged, ready and boated from Molesey BC, where the trailer was located. Given that this was rather a long way from the course, this was a pretty tall order!

First up was Ana in WJ14.1x, who raced against LEH. Ana sculled well, but was beaten by two lengths. Next was the J14 2x of Dom and Dan in a good race that was won by Walton by one length.

This was followed by another J14 2x - Will and Dom - against Windsor Boys' School. A strong performance gave them a win by three and a half lengths, but they went out to Walton in the next round.

Next it was the girls’ turn again, and the WJ15 2x (Hester and Orla) beat Guildford by half a length. Their next race, versus Eton Excelsior, was equally successful, but they were unfortunately beaten by a mere foot in the final against Walton. Tiegan and Isabel won over Eton Excelsior in WJ14 2x, but then went out to Kingston Grammar School, while Ana and Amalia also beat an Eton Excelsior crew, but then lost to Walton.

The J14 4x+ of Albie, Dom, Will and Dylan with cox Jonna de Vries (who happened to walk past and very kindly stepped in at the last minute) had a smooth race and good win by a length and a quarter over Windsor Boys'. Unfortunately the next race against Walton was lost by three-quarters of a length. Thanks go to Phoebe for stepping in to cox this race.

The WJ14 4x+ (Hannah, Phoebe, Isabel, Amalia and Georgia (cox)) reached the final after races against Guildford and Eton Excelsior, but the overall win went to LEH by a length.

Oscar, in J14 1x, beat Ardingly by half a length, sculling well. His next race saw him beat his opponent from Guildford by three lengths, but the final went to a sculler from Walton. Also in J14 1x, Dom V won his first race, but then went out to Walton, while Dom N had a win over Walton, but then lost by a mere three feet in a very close race against Guildford. Dom N also raced in J15 1x, reaching the final, which he won by a length.

Next up were Dylan and Albie, both in J13 1x. Dylan was up against Hillingdon and Albie had Kingston. They both won their races convincingly, but this meant Albie and Dylan now had to race each other, which resulted in a win by Dylan. He then took on a Bournemouth Collegiate sculler in the final, winning by five lengths.

Michael went up against Christchurch in J18 1x, winning by a length. His next race, against Walton, ended in a dead heat and had to be raced again, which resulted in a loss by just half a length. Michael had also raced at the Senior regatta the day before, winning IM3 pairs in a composite with London Oratory School.

Wednesday
Jul202016

Henley Masters Regatta

At Henley Masters Regatta, the club fielded women's boats in all categories from B to F, and also an open F double scull. TSS contested six finals, with wins in four of them.

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Wednesday
Jul132016

Henley Royal Regatta

The club was represented in the Wyfold, the Britannia and the Double Sculls at Henley Royal Regatta.

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