Chiswick Teenagers Dominate At Coronation Regatta
The Queen and Sir Steve Redgrave witness Tideway Scullers' triumph
Teenage rowers from Tideway Scullers’ School dominated the winners’ podium at the Coronation Anniversary Regatta taking home the Victor Ludorum [overall competition winners] as well as a host of medals and trophies.
Her Majesty The Queen and Sir Steve Redgrave were both on hand to witness this one-off event held in the grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate the 60 th anniversary of the coronation.
The Queen enjoyed a number of fiercely-contested 1000m races with top Junior crews from all over the country competing against the magnificent backdrop of Windsor Castle.
Chiswick based Tideway Scullers’ School won gold in four events and narrowly missed out on medals in the finals of four others.
"The junior program at TSS has been going from strength to strength over the last few years and now can rightly lay claim to be not only one of the top senior clubs in the country, but also one of the pre-eminent junior ones as well,” said TSS Coach Richard Ratcliffe.
Sir Steve Redgrave chatted amiably with the young rowers as he presented commemorative medals and trophies to the winning crews.
14 year old medal winner Issy Brophy said: “It was so exciting to race in this regatta. To be watched by The Queen and get to meet Sir Steve Redgrave was just amazing. We are all really proud to have won gold against such strong competition.”
Competitors who did not win their event received a sew-on embroidered badge to commemorate their participation at the unique event.
June 25, 2013