It is a requirement of the Port of London Authority that coaches, in receipt of payment, who drive a launch when coaching on the Tideway have the Tideway Endorsement. This applies not only to those who are paid as coaches, but also to those, such as teachers, who although not specifically employed as coaches, coach during their employment as teachers.


To qualify for the endorsement the requirements are


  • Current BR membership  

  • RYA level  2 launch qualification.  

  • Tideway experience. This can be rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching. This must be certified by a responsible member of their club.


If applicants do not have one of the requirements Conditional Registration may be given for a short period of time to allow the requirement to be met.


Applications must be made using the Google form –