Katie Hansford
Posts: 38
11/06/2019 at 11:55 AM #21107

What about a sponsored club row on the Ergs?

When travelling back from Scilly, I had the idea that I’d like to row around the coast of Britain. It was pointed out to me that this was quite a challenge for a number of reasons, but it might be possible as a cumulative effort by the club on Ergs…

The Wiki page on the Coast of Britain reports it to be (on average and without the extra islands) 12,429Km or 7,723 miles. Some of you may know more accurately than that, but as a rough estimate that would probably be robust in terms of distance to aim for for sponsorship.

I thought we could aim for different personal targets, and sign up to achieve these over 6 months starting from September. We could ask for sponsorship per mile and log these on a joint page somewhere. We could raise funds for our club and split sponsorship with a nautical charity at the same time?

I think this would be quite a challenge. If 40 of us did it, we’d be looking at about 8 hours a month on the Erg each. We could probably count time in the actual boats though!

If there was any interest, I’d be happy to approach LED or the rowing club and see if we could have access to the Ergs at quiet times either individually or for a few people per session.

I appreciate this isn’t really worked out yet, but is there any interest?