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Vesta Rowing Club Scoops Rowing Safety Prize

The Port of London Authority (PLA) recently presented its seventh annual rowing safety awards, with Putney-based Vesta Rowing Club named as overall winner.

PLA chief harbour master (left) David Phillips presenting rowing safety awardThe annual awards were started in 2006 to encourage clubs to adopt the practices set out in a new rowing code of practice for the tidal Thames that the PLA had worked on jointly with the Thames Regional Rowing Council and the wider the rowing community.

Vesta received its £1,000 prize from PLA chief harbour master, David Phillips (pictured, left), at a presentation ceremony in their clubhouse. The runners up were Tideway Scullers Rowing Club and University of London Rowing Club, both of whom received £500.

The rowing code is currently being updated. A new version will be published in the New Year 2014, featuring, for the first time, a section on rowing on the river in the Greenwich area.

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Alistair Gale
PLA Corporate Affairs
Mob: 07711 440 736