Dame Di Ellis, 1938 – 2017

Dame Di Ellis, Honorary President and  former Chairman of British Rowing and Vice-President of the Thames Regional Rowing Council passed away on Thursday, 18 May after a short illness.

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of Dame Di who passed away peacefully on Thursday morning (18 May) following a short illness.

Dame Di was an instrumental figure and stalwart of British rowing for over 60 years. During her life, she was an inspiration and champion to so many, both within rowing and across the wider British sporting landscape. Her enduring love of rowing, her grace and fortitude will never be matched; she will be dearly missed by all.

A private funeral for family only will be held. Details regarding the memorial service, which will be held at St Mary’s, Henley, will be shared in due course. The family asks that any messages of condolence are sent through British Rowing – 6 Lower Mall, London, W6 9DJ.

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Annual General Meeting 2016

Notice of Annual General Meeting
of the
will be held at 1930 hours
23 NOVEMBER 2016

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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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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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