Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 7.00pm


Barnes and Mortlake

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.

James Dunley reports on the Junior Women's races:

The JW had a very successful day at Barnes & Mortlake regatta, the last of the regattas on our home stretch.

The WJ16 double of Hero and Emma van Wachem won their event,a first, well-deserved win for Hero, who has recently joined us. Orla rowed well in the WJ15 singles and had a good race with Hester, just winning the contest between the two TSS girls by about a length.

The J14 girls were doubling up, also rowing in the J15 quads, which made timings tight. Unfortunately, the double of Ellie and Anna were disqualified for steering infringements; an appeal was made, but to no avail - though the umpire was impressed that the girls came to put their point of view across! The double of Hannah and Amalia rowed well in their first round to progress to the final, where they also triumphed. These two had already raced in the WJ15 quad with Emma and Hester, with Amalia's sister Ava standing in as cox at the last minute! They raced the other TSS quad of Eva, Orla, Anna and Georgia, with Ellie in the cox's seat, in the final. It was a good race between two pretty well matched quads with the former just edging out to a just over a length's win.

Well done to all the girls who rowed - some great racing.



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.


Junior Sculling Regatta

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.


National Schools

The juniors made appearance in A finals on all three days of the National Schools Regatta, held this year at Dorney Lake.

On Friday, both the girls' J14 and J15 quads were fifth in their respective events.

Saturday brought a silver medal for Meg in girls' Championship singles and bronze for Milo, Alex, Alfie, Sam and Seb (cox) in the J15 coxed four. The J16 quad was a very close fourth - just 0.26 seconds out of the medals - and Marcus was fifth in Champ singles.

Finally, on Sunday, the J16 coxed four of Oli, Stefan, Calvin and Laurence, coxed by Cosmo, took silver.


Putney Town

The J14s and J15s raced on a windy day at Putney Town Regatta. Conditions were difficult, especially when the tide started to rise - this was shown when the course was shortened to the length of the Fulham wall.

The boys' quad won their first round, but then unfortunately came unstuck against a good Emanuel crew in the semi-final. They then split into doubles, with Albie and Dylan beating Will and Lenny - a reverse of the Chiswick result - to get to the final. There they met Dan and Dom, who had won their previous race by just five strokes! Honours went to Albie and Dylan, but it was a great result to have an all-TSS final.