NOTICE OF TIDEWAY SCULLERS SCHOOL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM will be held at the club on Monday 4th July, at 7 p.m.
A small group went up to Nottingham to race at the British Rowing Masters Championships.
On Saturday, there was a silver medal for Mark Alloway, racing mixed masters F doubles with his sister Ruth Bradbury, in a TSS/Parr's Priory composite. They had also made the final in mixed E, where they finished fourth. Katie Robins and Kathryn Hickmott also took silver, in women's D doubles.
Pauline Peel was the club's sole representative on Sunday, winning women's E coxless fours in a TSS/Kingston/Mortlake/Barnes Bridge Ladies composite.
Anna Murphie reports on the J14 boys' day of racing:
The J14 4x+ of Albie, Lenny, Will and Dylan , coxed by Ella, met bright and early to rig and ready the trusty Mrs B.
Their first race was against King's Canterbury and Whitgift, which they won from the Surrey station by two lengths. Then, after an hour or so's break, they won the final against Team Keane by four lengths.
They then split into doubles, and first up were Albie and Lenny, who looked solid throughout their race against King's Canterbury. After a rest and some much-needed refuelling, they were ready to face Dylan and Will in the semi-final. Having gone into battle against each other in varying combinations at several regattas previously, the winners of this race were Will and Dylan.
The other semi-final was Dom and Dan, who won over a Team Keane crew, so it was to be an all-TSS final. After a bit of boat-hopping before paddling up to marshal, both crews put in a strong performance, with the win going to Will and Dylan.
There were three wins on the Sunday of the Met: Rachael Davies won WIM2 singles; Bill Fields, Murray Wilkojc, Adam Ridler and Nick Marriott took Senior coxless fours; and Kate Grose, Sophia Supple, Caroline Matthews, Judith Schulz and Andrea Finn raced in a TSS/Lea/Kingston that won the women's masters eight event.
On bank holiday Monday, the day after Nat Schools, the club was back at Dorney for the inaugural Junior Sculling Regatta.
First up were the J14 quad of Albie, Dylan, Dom V and Dom N, with Ella coxing a multi-lane course for the first time. They won the time trial, and then took gold in the A final. The girls' J14 quad followed, with ninth in the time trial, but then had a storming row to win the B final.
The J15 quad of Seb, Milo, Alfie and Sam, coxed by Cosmo, battled to a bronze medal. Alfie and Theo missed out on the A final after finishing eighth in the time trial, but then went on to win the B final of J15 doubles by eight seconds, while Hester and Orla (WJ15 double) had a good time trial and were very close to a medal, finishing fourth.
Marcus, racing in J17 singles, had a good time trial and then a really excellent scull in the final, pushing away from three other scullers just after halfway and then sculling away to win by over a length. This was a really good and mature race - and thanks to David Best for the loan of his fantastic boat.
Also racing in singles were: WJ15s Emma, who won her B final, and Eva (15th); Hero, who was 19th in WJ16; Luke, winner of the J17 B final; and Ambrose, who was 26th of the huge entry of 42 in J17.
The J16 four split into a pair and a double. Calvin and Laurence managed to win their time trial, which was really good, but the final was their eighth race of the weekend and one too many as they faded and to finish fourth, despite a huge effort in the last 250. Oli and Stefan did the opposite in the double as they were ninth in the time trial but then won the B final in a good time.