Annual General Meeting 2016

Notice of Annual General Meeting
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
of the
THAMES REGIONAL ROWING COUNCIL
will be held at 1930 hours
on WEDNESDAY,
23 NOVEMBER 2016
at
AURIOL KENSINGTON ROWING CLUB, HAMMERSMITH

Documents are now available for download below: 


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Fluvial Flow Warning - Tidal Thames

Thames safety warning as heavy rain causes strong river flows

The persistent heavy rain in southern England is causing very strong and fast flows in the Thames west of the capital. The abnormally high volumes of water flowing off the land has resulted in flows on the tidal Thames between Teddington and central London many times greater than normal. 

This very strong ‘fluvial flow’ – up to four times stronger than normal - has led to a number of accidents involving man-powered vessels. In January there were 20 rescues of which four were capsized rowing boats. So far fifteen rowers have been pulled from the water.

In these incidents, river users have been caught by the severe strength of flow and swept onto moorings and piers. In one case, nine rowers had to be rescued when they were swept under moorings and their boat broken by the strength of the River. In another incident the coaching launch also foundered.

The Port of London Authority (PLA) which oversees safety on the tidal Thames has issued formal safety warnings to all recreational craft users and has also written directly to schools, colleges and universities. A particular concern is over young and novice crews attempting to row during these fast river flows. 

The PLA has also introduced a new web-based safety indicator system. The ‘Ebb Tide Flag Warning’ system alerts rowers, canoeists, and other small  recreational vessels of conditions on the river. This system is mainly for when the ebb tide and fluvial flows combine to make river conditions very perilous.

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Annual General Meeting 2015

The 2015 TRRC Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 25th at the London Rowing Club http://www.londonrc.org.uk

Documents are now available for download - including the 2015 Annual Report - below:

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Important: Remembrance Sunday

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CLUBS AND THEIR COACHES & COXES

Last year British Rowing and the TRRC received a number of complaints about coaches and coxes breaking the silence either side of 11am on Remembrance Day when passing areas on the river close to War Memorials which is both disrespectful and totally unacceptable.

Please PLEASE observe the silence for just a few minutes if you are on the river at this time so that you do not interrupt those undertaking the Act of Remembrance.

Martin Humphrys JP

Chairman TRRC


         

TRRC History

Our TRRC History page covers the organisation of rowing in the Thames valley since the 1800s, how the TARC came into being and when it became the TRRC.

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TRRC Structure

Information on how the TRRC works, including our forward plan, Executive Committee members, and a who's-who in the current Sports Committee line-up.

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