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If you have missed out on participating in the f you have missed out on participating in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June there may still be a way of being part of this river spectacular. Over 1000 boats will make up the parade – one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the Thames – progressing from Battersea Bridge to Tower Bridge on the afternoon of Sunday, 3 June.
Volunteers who have an in-depth knowledge of the Thames are required to help out at the beginning and end of the route. If you are familiar with the river around Putney Embankment and the Isle of Dogs then your help would be very welcome.
Many of the boats will set off from Putney, so Many of the boats will set off from Putney, so volunteers are needed to help with marshalling and launching the boats into the water on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June.
It is expected that boats will begin to launch from 8am on 3 June, with all vessels on the water by midday at the latest.
Experienced hands are also in demand on the Isle of Dogs where volunteers are required to help marshal boats out of the water and then transport them to their trailers.
Boats are likely to start arriving from 4.30pm on 3 June – and it is hoped to have all the boats out as quickly as possible so that everyone can enjoy a barbecue at Poplar, Blackwall and District Rowing Club.
To volunteer, please contact Helen Wilding by 12 May at 020 7928 1255 or email h.wilding@ thamesfestival.org
Turn to pages 10-11 of this issue for more details on the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
New look for British Rowing
The Extraordinary General Meeting held on 14 April marks a significant step in a journey that British Rowing embarked on following its biennial conference in 2009.
on Council by their regional chairmen and representatives, rather than the divisional representatives, and the reduced size Board will include two independent directors.
At the EGM the new Articles and Rules of British Rowing were agreed. They will come into effect on 31 July but the existing Board, Finance Committee and Council will remain in place until after the AGM in September to allow for a smooth transition to the new arrangements.
After 23 September members will be represented
Di Ellis, Chairman, said: “With the new appointment of a Chief Executive Officer and a new-look Board and Council I feel confident that British Rowing will not only be compliant with government requirements, but will also provide a streamlined structure for the sport.”
Calling all students
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to update your address on your British Rowing account if you are leaving halls of residence, finishing uni or changing your address. This will ensure that you still receive your copy of
R&R and that any membership renewals go to the correct address. Please contact email@example.com if you require details of how to access your account.
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This month’s R&R prize is a combination that you can choose from RowingDryBags, Oarbags or Wingbags to the value of £145, courtesy of Boatbags. These bags will keep your kit and equipment dry. Find out more at www.boatbags.biz
To enter, just email magazine@ britishrowing.org with your name and address and the subject ‘boatbags’. The first name to be pulled out of a hat will win the prize. Closing date: 25 May. The editor’s decision is final.
Last month’s winner is Holly Clifford.
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