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Thursday, 31 December 2009

First Week Back...

Not surprisingly the river is very red at the moment, if it is still red next week  when school starts we will need to de-camp to Putney for wednesday and thursday, we wont have time to get boats loaded and get there for Monday.  Please come to school prepared.

Check out the rowing notice board on monday break time for confirmation as to our location on monday afternoon.  Use the link below for Thames updates or go to the TSBC Twitter page.

Events For Easter Term

Planned events for this coming term are listed below - please make a note of dates. In the case of Weybridge, Hampton, Henley and Kingston, there is unlikely to be any training at Tiffin Boathouse for those not involved in racing but this will be confirmed closer to the time.

23rd January - Weybridge Head
6th February - Hampton Head
13th February - Henley Fours Head - THIS IS THE FIRST WEEKEND OF HALF TERM
20 / 21st February - GB Junior Long Distance Trials - Venue TBC
11th March - Schools Head (Thursday, boat entry TBC)
12th March - National Junior Sculling Head - Dorney Lake
20th March - Kingston Head
27th March - Head of the River

Saturday, 12 December 2009


Monday, 7 December 2009


There are still strong stream warnings all the way up the Thames this week, and look set to continue for the foreseeable future. As a result, we are loading the trailer and traveling down to Vesta in order to spend some time on the water. Training at Putney begins this Wednesday (9th).

There is no school this Tuesday (8th) due to the 11+, so don't come on site to use the gym as you will be turned away. Do either a 60 minute run, cycle or swim. 

TSBC Dinner

Friday night was the first annual Boat Club dinner. Starting at 7.30, there was a bit of confusion as we realised that we had 20 more guests than chairs for them to sit on! But, despite the calamitous start, some hard work from both students and staff meant that evening ran incredibly smoothly for what is only a fledgling event.

We would like to thank our guest speaker, Richard Boulton, our President, John King, as well as our Headmistress, Hilda Clarke, for their support of the event and of the Boat Club.

Also, a massive thank-you from the boys to all the people who made the event happen. Pauline, Vincent, Miso, Carol, Dave, Jeeves, Ms. Ferraro and many more!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Hell And High Water

The red boards have been up all week, and as a result our outings have been extremely limited this week. Yesterday, training with part of the squad from Kingston University, we completed the "rowing triathlon" consisting of circuit training, erging and running.

Av time 31.11 - Richard, Alex
Av time 33.37 - Josh, Aarran, Jack
Av time 33.60 - Eddie, Shankar, Daniel
Av time 35.15 - Nathan, Jon, Sam
Av time 35.38 - Greg, Joel, Steven
Av time 38:29 - Shahrouk, Tom, Julian
Av time 42.15 - Jack F., Dai Rui plus one other................

Also, thanks to Will and Matt for organising and running the race.

Though the forecast is for more rain, hopefully we'll be able to get back on the river soon.


Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Hampton Small Boats Head

This weekend, Tiffin travelled to Molesy in search of better weather and raced in the Hampton Small Boats  Head. With junior early identification trials cancelled the previous weekend, the countries top scullers were out in force. Tiffin fielded 24 crews over 2 divisions in a mixture of singles, doubles and (J15) quads.

Tiffin won two prizes on the day, Alex winning Junior Novice singles, and Richard coming second in J16 singles. Special mention goes to George, Alex, Arran, Jack and Richard for racing twice.

You can find the overall results here:

Monday, 30 November 2009

Kingston Small Boats Head

Well done to everyone who competed, on what was an extremely wet and windy day in Kingston. The winning Tiffin crews were from the following events:
  • J18 4X; Jono, Aaron, Greg, Josh
  • J18 1X; Jon
  • J16 2X; Jack & Nathan
  • J16 1X; Richard
  • IM3 1X; Michael Hannaford (coach)
  • J14 4X+
  • WJ18 1X; Ellie
Awesome set of results, and well done to everyone who competed!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

River Conditions

The boards on the river Thames are now all Green, and it looks like KSBH should be going ahead.

Thames River Conditions

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Kingston Small Boats Head

This Saturday (21st) is the Kingston Small Boats Head. We have 17 entries in the race, meaning that Tiffin will be represented by a staggering 42 individuals out on the river!

The Headteacher will also be attending the race, and is keen to see how we get on in our first full race as a boatclub this season!

More details for boys and parents are to follow...

KRC Website

Fours Head

Despite the weather forecast signaling gale force winds and heavy rain, Tiffin set out for the tideway on the 14th of November. The Four's Head Of The River is held on the championship course from Mortlake to Putney, a 7.5 km race. Unfortunately, it soon became clear that conditions were not favorable, and the race was abandoned at 12.30 as the water whipped up and became un-rowable around Hammersmith. TSBC will be back next year for (hopefully) better weather! Thanks to Carol Cornell and Kristina Ferraro for all their help on the day, and Vesta Rowing Club for their hospitality.

Tiffin's crew consisted of Alex Thomas, Eddie Rolls, Arran Mornin and Jono Williams. Jonathan Williams (sr.) was racing in IM1 4x for Tideway Scullers School.