VIP ROWING DAYS: HENLEY ON THAMES
VIP DAY WITH GB ROWERS
The chance to row alongside a GB rower at the home of rowing ideal for juniors, novices, intermediates and masters.
Each session includes 40 minutes on the water an Athlete Q and A and photo session alongside the famous stretch of water.
The more you fundraise for your chosen good cause the greater the opportunity to beat the GB Rowers in a timed sprint.
ROW FOR FREE: Fundraise with the GB Athletes and entry fees discounted by £1 for every £3 raised for YOUR chosen good cause.
Meet at a boat club in Henley where you will be welcomed by the GB Rowers and split into your groups of three.
You will then be introduced to life as an elite rower. If required, initial coaching will be done on the rowing machines where advice on techniques will be given. Then to the boat shed where the boat familiarisation will take place. Quadruple sculls will take to the water complete with a GB Rower in each boat and each boat crew will have a short RELAXING training session on the water followed by trips on the famous stretch of water including two timed sprints, each with a different GB Rower. Of course if you lose you can blame them.
At the same time, the other group will through the entertaining Q and A, will debrief the current international scenue and give you an insight what it takes to reach the highest levels in the sport of rowing.
After greeting you the rowers will take to the water and do a 250 metre timed sprint. This unique challenge pits your boat against the attending GB Rowers who will be laying down a target time over 250 metres but don't worry your boat of three will have one of the GB Rowers to help you beat the time on your two timed sprints.
IF FUNDRAISING You are also aiming to beat the time set on the day by the GB Rowers as part of Beat the Medallist:
The GB Medallists will set a time on the day.
- You also get to set a time on the day.
Your 'impossible' task is aided by accruing time bonuses through your fundraising.
This not compulsory but it will be an awesome achievement if you choose to do this.
Throughout the experience the chance to talk all things Olympic with the athletes and if already a keen rower drain them for tips and advice. Additional guests are welcome to watch proceedings throughout the day and to attend the Q and A and photo session with the rowers.
SECURE YOUR PLACE: DATES
Click on the links below we are just taking deposits at the moment for the following dates
Sunday 12th May 2024
Sunday 15th September 2024
HOW TO BEAT THE MEDALLIST AND ROW FOR FREE
1) Utilising the GB Crowdfunding page for direct donations to maximise the return for your chosen good cause
Every £3 raised gives you a discount of £1 off your entry fee.
Full details contained in the Store listing.
You can buy individual places or boats of three, you can fundraise for your own boat club / school or good cause.
All experiences are delivered on a chosen SUNDAY.
Available to age 13 years or over.
You only need to bring a change of clothes.