Monday
Jan092017

2017 Sculling Courses

Booking is now open for all five of this year's sculling courses:

Easter course: 3 to 7 April

Summer courses: 31 July to 4 August; 14 to 18 August; and 28 August to 1 September

Junior Advanced course: 7 to 11 August

For full details of the courses, including application forms, applications for introductory membership and information about the earlybird discount, see the Sculling Courses page and the FAQ.

Tuesday
Dec202016

Walton Small Boats Head

Fifty-five TSS boats, plus a composite with Quintin, raced across the four divisions of Walton Small Boats Head, and bade a very competitive farewell to 2016.

There were eighteen first-place finishes, twelve seconds and five thirds - and great performances from everyone who took part.

In doubles (with 266 entries), the fastest crew was the junior boat that took the J18 pennant and finished second overall; two other TSS crews finished in the top ten, and there were also wins in Novice and J14. Racing in division 1, Caroline Matthews and Beks Edgar (Quintin) were fastest women's double overall and winners of Masters A. Then, in division 2, they won WIM1 in the second-fastest time of the day. Third women's double overall was the WJ18 crew.

The club fielded the fastest of the thirty-eight pairs racing, winning Elite and finishing sixth overall. The Senior pennant, and fourth-placed pair, also went to the men's squad.

In singles (266 entries), there was a Scullers 1-2-3: Laurence repeated his Scullers Head success as the club's fastest sculler (and an impressive thirteenth overall), just ahead of Sean Blake who won Elite and then IM2 winner Lloyd Seaman. Jack Keech was eighth overall and winner of IM1, while just outside the top ten were Eddie Beckett and Charlie Clarke, winners of Masters A and Senior respectively. From the juniors, Luke won IM3, Will J15 and Albie J14. Charley was the fastest TSS woman, coming fourth overall and second in WJ18, while Caroline Matthews was seventh woman and winner of WIM3.

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Tuesday
Dec202016

BRIC

There were two wins at the British Rowing Indoor Championships, again held at the Lee Valley Velo Park.

In the Year 10 Girls' 5-minute competition, Izzy headed a huge entry of 58 by recording a distance of 1364m (or an average of 1:49.9 per 500m).

Tim Male, meanwhile, retained his title in Masters 40-49 lightweight, posting a time of 6:23.4. A few days later, Tim set a new 40-49 lightweight half-marathon world record, to add to the 1km world record he set earlier in the season.

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Friday
Dec022016

Vesta Scullers Head

The club enjoyed great success at the Scullers Head, with one of its largest-ever hauls of pennants at this event.

The fifty-eight scullers in TSS colours - plus a few other members competing for their schools - accounted for almost 12 per cent of the field, and by far the largest entry of any club. 

Fresh from his win at GB junior sculling trials the week before, Laurence was the fastest TSS member overall, finishing fifth and the winner of J17. Niall Kenny was also in the top ten, while Tim Male finished eleventh and winner of Masters B.

Katy Wilkinson-Feller, winner of Senior, was second overall and IM2 winner Georgina Grandfield third; joining them in the top ten women were Mimi Carlton, IM1 lightweight winner, Katie Potter and Caroline Matthews.

Nathan O'Reilly was thirteenth and the winner of IM2, while club secretary and one-time TSS junior Eddie Beckett won Masters A and Jack Keech took IM1 lightweight. Olivia Uguz headed Women's IM1 and Sally Trump Women's Novice, while Izzy, the youngest competitor in the event, won Women's J16.

Finally, there was a first place finish for Vicky Sixsmith in the two-boat Women's Masters F/G.

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Friday
Dec022016

Hampton Small Boats Head

At the always-competitive Hampton Small Boats Head, the juniors won gold (WJ15 1x), silver (WJ15 4x+) and bronze (J15 2x) medals.

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