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News releases related to Thames recreational activities

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10.12.2019

Hammersmith’s Furnival Sculling Club has been named 2019’s safest rowing club on the tidal Thames in an annual awards scheme supported by the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Furnival first for rowing safety on the tidal Thames
28.10.2019

Making the tidal Thames a hub for sport and recreation for all is the aim of Jenny Cooper, in a new role created by the Port of London Authority (PLA) as part of its long-term Vision for the river.

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Jenny's new mission to get everyone active on the tidal Thames
03.09.2019

Four newly-qualified River Thames watermen will take to the river in central London at 2pm on Wednesday 4 September for the 2019 Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, the oldest rowing race in the world.

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Thames watermen battle it out for historic rowing title
23.07.2019

Identical training sister ships – last together more than 15 years ago – have been reunited in central London thanks to the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Canal & River Trust.

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Sister ships reunited after Port of London Authority steps in
19.07.2019

Four recently-qualified watermen will battle it out on the River Thames in central London on 4 September in the annual Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, the oldest rowing race in the world, started in 1715.

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2019 line-up revealed for historic race for River Thames apprentices
15.07.2019

A new wave of investment, funded by the Port of London Authority (PLA), is helping clubs up and down the tidal Thames get more people involved in sport on the river.

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Extra funding flows for watersports clubs on tidal Thames
27.06.2019

A pontoon, funded by the Port of London Authority (PLA), is helping the growing membership of Benfleet Yacht Club (BYC) set sail safely.

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Benfleet Yacht Club buoyed by new pontoon
11.06.2019

A new one-stop shop safety guide for tidal Thames rowers, kayakers, canoeists and stand-up paddle boarders is available from the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Tidal Thames rowing and paddling safety guide sets sail
21.05.2019

HRH The Duke of Cambridge took to the Thames in central London today (21 May) to highlight a new campaign enlisting the public’s help in preventing accidents and self-harm incidents on the tidal river.

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Prince William backs safer Thames campaign
13.03.2019

More than 250 river stakeholders came together for the Port of London Authority (PLA) annual reception on 12 March. At event, PLA chairman, Christopher Rodrigues delivered a speech covering the key themes of investment, pilotage and jobs. The full text of the speech follows.

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PLA Annual Reception – 12 March 2019 Chairman, Christopher Rodrigues’ Speech

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