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University of York Boat Club 60th Anniversary Challenge Week

A project by: Boat Club

pledged of £10,000 target
Congrats! This project has reached its minimum needed of £1,000 and is going for its target of £10,000!
2 days, 4 hours ago

British Rowing Awards

British Rowing announced the winners of their national awards ceremony yesterday evening, and we are thrilled to share that our 21-22 Senior Men's Coxed Four was named University Crew of the Year.

A big congratulations to Florence Chadwick, David Casson, Ben Newton, AJ Coates and Will Lock for this well-deserved recognition. 

Last year, this crew achieved remarkable success thanks to dedication, support, and a rental boat. However, looking to the future, renting boats is not a sustainable option for the club. This is why we are reaching out to ask for help in the purchase of a new Men's IV+.

The purchase of a Mens IV+ and Women's VIII+ is a vital step in our plan to continue building on past years success and push the boundaries of rowing performance at York.

3 days, 4 hours ago

Midweek Update

We've now reached the halfway point of the week and we would like to send a massive thank you to everyone who has donated so far for your generosity. To recap what our athletes have been up to already this week:

  • Our Senior Women's captains, Guste and Naoise have completed day 4/5 of their 60km a day challenge.
  • Our Coxes squad are closing in on completing their 330km York to Henley challenge.
  • Chris and Will have recorded a new British Record for the 100km lightweight tandem erg (age 20-29) . Finishing at an average split of 1:55.5!
  • Members of YURow have been undertaking erg marathons throughout the week with Sophia, Matt and Charlie attempting their marathons this evening.
  • Helena, Katie and Ellie are have completed a 60km erg relay challenge.


  • Emma, Jemima and Frances will be attempting to beat the 24 hour erg British Record - rowing for 8 hours each!
  • Six Senior Men will be completing a 60 hour erg relay.
    • Ella Hoskings will be running 5 miles every 4 hours for 24 hours, with other club members joining throughout.
    • Jack and Andrea will be completing a 120km cycle to Urra Moor, carrying an erg on their backs, with a marathon row then performed at the summit.
    • Several club members will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.
    • Sarah Stevens will be climbing 1,963 floors on the stair climber machine.
    • Four Senior Men will be rowing a quad along the full length of the Ouse.
    • Two Senior Men will be completing a York 'erg crawl', travelling to as many notable locations around the city as possible and performing sub 7 2ks at each.

    Once again thank you for all the pledges and support, we will continue to give updates on the athlete's challenges over on the club instagram @uybclub