Trinity Tide is one of the two boats supporting Alpha-1 Awareness in the Great River Race. She is a modern day Thames Waterman Cutter boat which is used to represent Trinity House on the river Thames.
Trinity Tide is 34 foot long and has a beam of 4ft 6in, she can be rigged us as a coxed six man rowing/racing boat and also as seen here as a passenger carrying vessel with a cox and four rowers. She is designed based on drawings of boats used by watermen in the 1700’s.
The passengers are normally Elder Brethren of Trinity House.
Trinity Tide has competed in both coastal races and Thames river race’s, travelled to Cork for the Ocean to City race and competed in the annual Thames Great River race. Other events include The Port of London race & Port Admirals Challenge. Trinity Tide is the only cutter to row 100 miles from Southend Pier to Windsor & then two years later row yet another 100 miles from Reading to Greenwich rounded of by completing the Great River Race.
She is also the only Thames Waterman cuter to have been rowed in Ireland.
Trinity Tide is affectionately known as TT to her crew and has raised in excess of £30K for various charities.
She is captained by Joe Lane.