Tyrian Win The Wyfold Challenge Cup At Henley Royal Regatta

Tyrian entered a strong crew into the Wyfold challenge cup this year with the ambition of winning. Due to their hard work and training they were able to WIN!

On the Wednesday they raced Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong, China and won with a verdict of Easily.

Thursday they raced Evesham Rowing Club and won with a verdict of 2 3/4lenghts.

Friday they raced Nottingham Rowing Club and won with a verdict of 1 length.

Saturday they raced Vesta Rowing Club and won by 3 lengths.

In the final on Sunday they raced Rob Roy Boat Club and won by a canvas. (picture of them crossing the line below)

Tyrian Win The Wyfold

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National Masters Regatta 2013

Some great racing was on display at Nottingham at the weekend, with the Mens squad competing in some fierce racing

Masters Vet C 8+ Silver

Masters Vet D 4- Silver

Masters Vet B 4- Third

Masters Vet A 1x- Fourth


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Tyrian continues successful run at Henley Masters

The season for the Tyrian masters squad concluded the weekend after Henley Royal Regatta with Henley Masters regatta, the sister event for the old boys (and girls), run over the slightly shorter course from Temple Island to Upper Thames. This event was viewed by many as the warm-up event to the Olympics – well, at least in the heads of those taking part anyway…

Tyrian fielded a number of highly competitive crews, with entries in the coxed B and C category fours, a masters C coxless four, masters D coxless pair and one of our newer members, Paul Keane, competing in the A category single scull.

All crews proved to be highly competitive, with both the coxed fours losing in tight races to the eventual winners, despite adopting a very professional looking bucket rig with stroke on bow side. If that didn’t scare the opposition quite enough then it certainly scared the hell out of those competing in that formation!

The ‘youthful’ masters D coxless pair of Graham Faultless and Julian Rodd, only just moving on from masters C this year, could not quite do the double after their success at Masters National Championships, succumbing to a strong Upper Thames crew. However, without making excuses for a truly strong row by the opposition, the stream conditions certainly did not help. Post racing analysis showed that two thirds of races were won on the Berks station, with the pair being on Bucks, and onlookers suggesting the Berks stream advantage could have been as much as a length in the first couple of minutes.

Paul Keane, competing in the masters A single scull, showed the kind of sculling prowess that enabled him to qualify for the Double Sculls at Henley Royal, losing only by a length there. After dispatching early opposition, his run was unfortunately ended by a strong Grosvenor sculler in the final, with Tyrian again featuring on the Bucks station.

The masters C coxless four was therefore left with the final honours to bring home a win for Tyrian. After much work on their racing starts the effort had already proved worthwhile in the Friday semi-final, where they beat the previous year’s winners, Marlow, by 2½ lengths, aided by a crab from the opposition after about a minute. However, the Saturday final pitted them against an equally quick out the blocks Cambois crew, with Tyrian again racing on Bucks. Early indications suggested that losing to the eventual winners might be the trend for the day, with Tyrian a length down at halfway. However, a series of determined pushes saw Tyrian claw back level and eventually move through Cambois, who had thrown everything into the race, to take the lead with 25 strokes to go and finally win by 3 lengths.

This hard fought win means that Tyrian has now continually medalled at Henley Masters for the last decade and it has to be said that all of the crews that did not come home with a medal lost to the eventual winners in their event.

Looking ahead to the 2012-2013 season Tyrian is poised well to maintain this record and is firmly entrenched as one of the most competitive masters rowing squads in the country. We are always looking for new blood, so if you want to compete with Tyrian next season and share our success then get in touch.

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BOA annouces Olympic Rowers

With just 51 days to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced today 48 rowers as officially selected to represent Team GB at the Games.

The rowers will compete across 13 of the 14 Olympic boat classes taking place at the Eton Dorney venue this summer. While selections are still to be finalised in the men’s and women’s eights boats, once these are confirmed in due course, the Team GB rowing squad for London 2012 will be 52 strong, including 5 reserves, and will be the largest Great Britain has ever entered to an Olympic Games.

The rowing athletes selected to Team GB today include:

ULBC’s Matthew Wells n the Men’s Quadruple Scull along with Jessica Eddie and Katie Greves in the Women’s Eight;
Tyrian’s Frances Houghton in the Women’s Quadruple Scull.


Full details of the squad selected can be found via this link:
Strong Rowing Squad Selected to Team GB for London 2012

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Tyrian boats in Jubilee Pageant

On Sunday 3rd June, the Queen took to the Thames to be on 1 of the 1000 boats that took part in the Diamond Jubilee Pageant. This historic pageant was the first of its kind in 350 years and Tyrian Club was naturally pleased to be able to have not one, but two of its boats in the flotilla.

Although unable to have members of our own club in the boats, 10 ladies from Henley RC were able to participate in this ‘once in a lifetime event’. Suffice to say they decorated the boats, and themselves, in a most suitable fashion for the occasion!
Click here to view our Pageant Gallery.

The boats they used are our two Explore Rowing (part-funded) coxed quads which are available to hire for any club wishing to explore the Thames. To find out more about boat hire and the fleet availble, please contact Andy Hale via tyrianclub@hotmail.com


You can view BBC’s highlights of one of the biggest events of the year, the Diamond Jubilee Thames pageant, via this link:

The Queens Diamond Jubilee The Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant Highlights

  • Broadcast on BBC One, 11:10PM Sun, 3 Jun 2012
  • Available until 12:39AM Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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