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Rowing

Between 1549 and 1799, we were a major presence on the River Thames. Since 1999, we've been back on the river again, fielding regular racing and ceremonial crews to row in our Thames Waterman Cutters The Tallow Chandler and The Dove.

Under the leadership of Bargemaster Ed Robertson, a regular crew takes our current cutter – The Dove – out for training almost every weekend of the year. That keeps us in excellent shape for races including the Admiral of the Port Race, the Oxbridge Watermen’s Challenge and (of course) the Great River Race.

Ceremonially, 2012 is going to be a particular exciting year for us. We’re taking part in both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Flotilla and the Olympic Torch Relay. And of course we’ll also be taking our regular place in events like the Tudor Pull and the Lord Mayor’s Show, as well as enjoying our annual Rower’s Dinner.

The cutter has also been used by Wandsworth council in the past, helping children from all walks of life experience the joys of Thames traditional rowing. At the moment, we’re actively looking for new ways to make charitable use of The Dove.

You can contact our Bargemaster, Ed Robertson, via the Clerk.