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Boat Club Sponsored Erg

A project by: Erica Emond


WE RAISED £4,439

from 43 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 30 Jun 2014
We need a bigger trailer!!

We’re the University of York Boat Club and we hope that you can help us achieve our goal.

Prompted by the success of team GB in the 2012 Olympics our club, one of the oldest at York in our 50th year, has experienced a five fold increase in sign up as more students than ever want to get involved.

This is a great opportunity for the club and will help us unveil new talent to enable us to compete at the next level.  But it has put a strain on our resources and currently we can’t give everyone the chance to row.

To do this we need more boats and a larger trailer in order to take more crews to Regattas and GB trials. The club has received a grant for racking so we now for the first time have the possibility of purchasing singles to give members the opportunity to learn to scull.

Our Project

'ERG21' aims to provide more boats for training and competition, and a larger trailer in order to enable us to take more crews to Regattas and GB trials.

In particular we need a single scull to enable Steph and other future female candidates to train for the GB trials.

As this is our 50th year the whole boat club is getting together to fundraise and we’d like to get you involved wherever you are.

On campus we will be holding a sponsored event on 21 May 'ERG21' will see students from the Boat Club on rowing machines running non-stop from 7am-7pm and we have set ourselves the ambitious target of rowing virtually to Henley – 270km!  We’ve chosen this distance as one of the main events for the club is Henley Women's and Henley Royal Regatta.  The high cost of rowing competitively and maintaining club equipment means that it is very difficult to fund larger projects such as new boats and trailers ourselves. We have recently been support by YuFund with a grant for outside racking which gives the club the long awaited opportunity to expand our fleet and give members the chance to learn to scull as well as row.

Where will the money go and what will it mean?

With new boats and a bigger trailer, more members will have the opportunity to learn to scull and get full benefit of being an active part of UYBC with all that means in terms of teamwork and experience.

A single scull will cost £1000 and so we’ve set this as our minimum target.

The club currently owns one men's competitor single and but we have no womens boat – which is preventing Steph from reaching her potential in getting to GB trials in 2014/15).

£2000 will buy a high performance single scull

£6,000 will get us a new DeGraaf trailer (retail £6,414)

We’ve devised some great rewards to thank you for your donations.  From a personal card to your name on a boat – there’s something for everyone!

Money Isn't Everything

If you can be there on the day of our event – so much the better.

We would also like to ask for help. Help with funding targets by sharing the page, volunteering at the event on campus at Yorspace on 21 May.

Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance for your time and contributions :)