TTRA Events Schedule
The Thames Traditional Rowing Association are pleased to announce the following events.
Sunday 02 April 2017
THE COURSE THIS YEAR IS FROM PUTNEY BRIDGE ALONG THE FULL BOAT RACE COURSE - FROM ABOVE THE STAKE BOATS TO THE FINISHING LINE OF THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE.
OWC Challenge: Sunday 02 April 2017
LW Richmond 14:19
LW Chelsea Bridge 12:21
This year, there will for the first time in our history, be TWO Classes of boats racing - Classic Watermen’s Cutters and Skerries For six oared Watermen’s cutters (no tilts). For six oared Skerries. In all boats the cox and passenger must wear lifejackets and ALL rowing crew MUST have a life jacket available in the boat. To win the race, entries must be FULL members of the TTRA.
The race will be in three Divisions. SIX boats only in each Division.
- Women’s crews
- Mixed crews
- Men’s crews
The Oxbridge gigs will then follow.
A separate flotilla will process along the full course in escort to The Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’ for all other boats NOT wishing to race – please remember you MUST contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details as the flotilla is also numerically restricted.
Full timetable provided after applications have been received.
Start from 15:00 at Putney (LW @ CB 13:21 BST)
Spectators / supporters are welcome at the finish point at 16:00
The entry fee for paid up TTRA full members is included in the annual subscriptions (this includes the tow up or downstream, morning breakfast and drinks at ULBC and post event buffet and drinks for the crew).
Additional boat(s) and Non-Members of the TTRA will pay an entry fee in advance, of £50 per boat. This covers food and drinks before and after the event.
The Non - TTRA FULL members will be responsible for getting their boats to ULBC for launching and recovery post event. All Other Guests are expected to make a payment of £15 per person to receive food and drinks at ULBC during the after-row celebrations only.×
Sunday 23 April 2017
THE QUEEN’S ROW BARGE ‘GLORIANA’ ROWED BY THE ROYAL WATERMEN AND ESCORTED BY CRAFT FROM THE CITY LIVERY COMPANIES, CITY ORGANISATIONS AND CLUBS WILL CARRY THE STELA FROM HAMPTON COURT PALACE TO HM TOWER OF LONDON.
TUDOR PULL: Sunday 23 April 2017
HW Richmond Lock 12:20
LW London Bridge 17:32
On the 23rd of April the Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’ rowed by the Royal Watermen and escorted by craft from the City Livery Companies, City Organisations and Clubs will carry the Stela from Hampton Court Palace to HM Tower of London.
A ceremony will be held at Hampton Court Palace when the Stela will be given in to the custody of the HM Queen’s Barge Master to be transported under oars to HM Tower of London.
The route will be on the River Thames from Hampton Court Palace, through Teddington lock, Richmond and down to HM Tower of London finishing at St. Katherine’s Pier (distance of 25 miles).
HM Queen’s Barge Master will then process to HM Tower of London and present the Stela to the Governor of HM Tower of London.×
ADMIRAL OF THE PORT
Monday 19 June 2017
THE RACE IS FOR FOUR OARED WATERMEN’S CUTTERS WHICH MUST BE CARRYING A COXSWAIN AND TWO PASSENGERS.
ADMIRAL OF THE PORT: Monday 19 June 2017
LW London Bridge 14:51
HW London Bridge 21:06
The race is for four oared Watermen’s cutters which must be carrying a coxswain and TWO passengers (cox & passengers to wear lifejackets and ALL crew MUST have a life jacket available in the boat).
The boats must be dressed in full livery regalia and where possible have either the Company Master, Senior Liveryman or Clerk on board.
For non livery entries two representatives of the owning organisation should be on board.
You MUST ALL wear life jackets when boarding and moving around in the boats.
If you know of any supporters, friends who will be attending Westminster Boating Base could you let me have numbers for catering purposes.×
PORT OF LONDON CHALLENGE
Wednesday 19 July 2017
THIS EVENT IS FOR WATERMEN’S SIX OARED COXED CUTTERS (NO CANOPIES) CARRYING ONE PASSENGERS.
PORT OF LONDON CHALLENGE: Wednesday 19 July 2017
LW London Bridge 16:20
HW London Bridge 22:50
This event is for Watermen’s six oared coxed cutters (NO canopies) carrying one passengers. Please ensure all passengers/coxswains are wearing life jackets. There will be a crew briefing at 18:15 - coxswains must be present.
Crews to be boated at 18:45. The races will start at 19:00 (LW @ LB 16:20 BST). We will have a multi Division start.
Division 1 TTRA Women and Mixed together. 19:00
Division 2 & 3 Skerries and Non TTRA members of all groups. (Men Women and Mixed). 19:10
Division 4 TTRA Men 19:20
Divisions 2 - 4 will hold positions close to the Southbank until each is called forward by the support boats.
The course will be from HQS ‘Wellington’, King’s Reach to Chelsea Harbour a distance of 4.4 statute miles.
Each Division when called forward, will form up line abreast of HQS ‘Wellington’ under the instructions of the Umpire aboard ‘Molly Brown’. When the boats are level the Umpire will give the order for each race to commence by “Attention, GO!”.
The finish line will be marked by the PV ‘Salient’ at Chelsea Harbour. Crews will disembark to the ‘Salient’ and arrangements made for the boats to be towed away as soon as possible.
On board the PV ‘Salient’ the bar will be open and light refreshments available. The prize giving will take place during the return cruise and we will arrive back at Embankment Pier at approx. 21:30.×