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  • Navigation buoy positioning

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 5th June 2020

    I hope members of your clubs are managing to get out on the water and enjoying sculling and where possible, some crew rowing.

    Some of your club members might be commenting on the position of buoys at low tide (I clipped one myself this week). The PLA have checked the position of all the buoys at high tide and they are all in the correct place. The lower than normal levels at the bottom of the tide is possibly making it difficult to navigate them. If you do come across any of the buoys in the wrong place please let the PLA or myself know

    All the best

    Tony Reynolds
    TRRC Safety Advisor

    email: safety[at]thames-rrc.org

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  • Hamhaugh Island Fire Safety Training

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 28th September 2019

    Hi all,

    I hope everyone had a good summer,

    As part of our ongoing work with Surrey Fire & Rescue, they have offered to come to the Island and give us a bit of training with pumps etc - so we can get a better grasp of how to use pumps and hoses in the unfortunate event of a fire.

    The date has been set for Saturday 28th September, time and location TBC, but most likely late morning It will be conducted at a relaxed, instructional pace, and Iím sure will be both informative and practical Everyone is welcome - and I would encourage at least one member of each household to attend if at all possible.

    Any questions please drop me a line Best wishes


    Mike Sedgwick
    Director at By This River
    Email mike@bythisriver.co.uk Website www.bythisriver.co.uk

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  • Fulham Football Ground Works (Updated)

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 22nd July 2019

    See NtMs U13 and U17 issued by the PLA, regarding works to the riverside stand at Fulham FC.

    See here for a presentation regarding the works. Once work commences there will be two warning buoys to alert river users to the works. The buoys should be installed by 24th June with work scheduled to start after 8th July. 

    A jack-up barge was put in place on Monday 22nd July

    Follow @FulhamFCWorks for up-to-date information.

    Antony Reynolds

    Rowing Safety Adviser | Thames Regional Rowing Council

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  • Filming at Hammersmith

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 10th July 2019

    A reminder about the filming operations at Hammersmith bridge this Friday (12th July). Please see the NtM and if you're out during the day please navigate appropriately. Ideally avoid the area altogether

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  • Chiswick Pier navigation

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 10th July 2019

    A message from Wayne Bellamy at the RNLI. This message is fully endorsed by the PLA and the TRRC. In response the PLA will be monitoring coaching activity between Putney and Kew.

    Could you ask tin fish helms to not navigate between the inner and outer upstream residential pontoons at Chiswick pier please. The ramp to the outer is an overhead collision hazard, and occasional utility ducting and wiring hangs below it.

    There have been a couple near misses, and I really donít want to see a decapitation on the doorstep of the lifeboat station

    Area of concern is shown below


    Chiswick Pier

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  • Updated Tideway Code

    Updated Tideway Code

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 12th June 2019

    The PLA has updated the Tideway Code and is essential reading for steers and coxswains but all active members should have a good understanding. 

    This new edition combines the Rowing Code (Third edition 2015) with the Paddling Code (First edition 2017) and there are also new wall charts for both the upper an lower Tideway Code areas.

    See the Safety and Navigation section for full details

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  • River issues this weekend

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 20th September 2018

    This Sunday (23rd) there is a Barrier closure between 10am and 5pm. This means the flow on the river may become slack. May I remind all clubs to navigate according to what the water flow is doing and not according to the tide tables. Also be aware about rowing on slack water, page 36 of the Tideway Code.

    http://totallythames.org/event/thames-barrier-annual-test-closure-2018

    The Tideway Foreshore is taking place on Sunday as well. Please be considerate when planning your rowing outings.

    http://www.pla.co.uk/assets/u18of2018-barnelmsreachtolambethreach-tidewayforeshorefestivalandriverevents.pdf

    The Met Office have a Yellow Warning for wind between 18:00 Thu 20th and 09:00 Fri 21st and between 09:00 Sun 23rd and 09:00 Mon 24th. Please be careful when deciding which crews should go out and consider using sheltered reaches.

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcpug43se#?date=2018-09-20

    The strong winds have already bought down some large branches which are now in the river. I was made aware of one this morning between the Mile Post and Harrods. If you do see any large branches that have come down please notify myself or the PLA on VTS so that the obstruction can be removed.

    Regards,


    Antony Reynolds

    Rowing Safety Adviser | Thames Regional Rowing Council

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  • Lighting-up time

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 9th September 2018

    Gents,

    Sunset is now at about 7.30pm so any evening outings are will require lights on the boat. Having a correctly lit boat is not just a PL requirement, it's also a legal requirement. The club has suitable lights so please use them - and recharge them afterwards.

    It's also advisable to where light or white kit when out in dark conditions

    lights

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  • Barrier Closures

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 7th September 2017

    See the timetable of Thames Barrier Closures

    These will almost certainly have an effect on the predicted tide. Remember to always navigate according to the direct of the visible stream, even if it contradicts what the tide table say should be happening.

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