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PLA News Releases

Recreation

News releases related to Thames recreational activities

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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
13.02.2019

Grants totalling £40,000 are being offered to organisations working hard to increase participation in rowing, paddling and other sports on the tidal Thames.

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Cash flows for clubs promoting sports on tidal Thames to a wider audience
05.12.2018

An annual awards ceremony which recognises safe rowing practices on the tidal Thames, has seen its top award go to Mortlake Anglian and Alpha Boat Club (MAABC).

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Rowing safety awards 2018 - Mortake club scoops first prize
28.02.2018

A canny idea thought up by a Port of London Authority (PLA) boat crew is helping rowing coaches and their students stay safe on the Thames.

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Port of London boat crew launch safety initiative for Tideway rowing coaches

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