Tiffin School Boat Club

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Tiffin School Boat Club
Tiffin School Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg
Location Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°25′8″N0°18′20″W / 51.41889°N 0.30556°W / 51.41889; -0.30556 (Kingston Rowing Club) Coordinates: 51°25′8″N0°18′20″W / 51.41889°N 0.30556°W / 51.41889; -0.30556 (Kingston Rowing Club)
Home waterBetween Kingston Bridge and Teddington Lock
Founded1890 [1]
Key people
Alex DiLuzio (Head Coach)
Affiliations British Rowing
boat code - TFN
Website www.tiffinschoolboatclub.co.uk

The Tiffin School Boat Club (also known as TSBC) is an amateur rowing club, based in London, run by Tiffin School. It is based on the River Thames at Kingston upon Thames on the outskirts of Greater London in south-east England between Kingston Bridge and Teddington Lock.


Rowers enjoy one of the longest and calmest stretches of rowing water in the UK; 4.81 miles (7.74km) between Molesey Lock upstream to the south and downstream to Teddington Lock.


TSBC, Kingston Rowing Club and Kingston Student Rowing Club share the boathouse located in Canbury Gardens on the Surrey bank, overlooking Steven's Eyot downstream. The site lease was renewed in 2010. [2]

In the past it has hosted the Tiffin Small Boats Head. [3] The club also organise a biennial sponsored row from Oxford to Kingston; the "OK Row". [4]

The current head coach at the club is Alex DiLuzio, whilst the boatman, David White, manages all the club's equipment. The club has managed in the past to qualify boats for the Henley Royal Regatta.

The boat club usually accepts members of age groups J14 to J18 (or students in years 9 to 13). Generally, a series of tests compromising of ergometer trials, as well as a run, sees 30 students who trial in year 9 join the boat club. However, it is generally possible for willing students to join, without trial, later on in the school. The boat club will also accept younger members if they have previous rowing or sculling experience. Members may also continue to participate in TSBC activities after leaving Tiffin School.

Since 2011, [5] the boat club has also accepted girls from the sister school, The Tiffin Girls' School. It is one of the few school rowing clubs in the state sector.


Henley Royal Regatta

YearRaces won
1999 Fawley Challenge Cup

British champions

YearWinning crew/s
1999 Men J18 4x, Men J16 4x [6]
2001 Men J18 4x [7]
2004 Open J16 4x [8]
2005 Open J18 4x, Open J16 4x [9]
2007 Open J15 4x+ [10]

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