Ticket price is £65 each and includes bubbles on arrival, three course meal and music until late. We will be hosting an auction that already has some amazing and unique contributions and you be able to see the boat on the lawn of the hotel sporting all our amazing sponsors logos and hear about the awe inspiring challenge from the team. Tables of 10 to 12 are available, please contact us on email@example.com for tickets or if you would like to make a contribution to the auction.
Whilst the 2017 flotilla got started for this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Fraser had the absolute pleasure to spend a day in the company of British Rowing’s Master Coach, Eric Kent, on the Go Row Indoor Workshop. It was a brilliant opportunity to get some top level technique pointers and a great insight in to running a circuit training session for a group on the Concept 2 rowing machines. The group also learned how to teach proper form and technique to newbies as well as helping more seasoned Erg users to refine their technique and achieve a more effective, economical and powerful stroke. Most importantly for the Row4Victory team they also learned how to avoid injury and how to stay safe. The lads will have to all keep an eye on each other at sea to make sure they all stay safe as form is sure to slip when the weather is rough and exhaustion sets in but it’s precisely in these tough times that injury is most likely to occur. With just 12 months to go until the 2018 race the lads are going to be spending more and more time in the gym and on the rowing machines and you couldn’t ask for better instruction on how to make the most progress possible than you get from Eric and the British Rowing team, thanks for the excellent day and the top tips, rest assured Eric, we shall be cracking walnuts with every stroke.
Please can we ask you all to join us in wishing our man, Duncan 'Ducantronasorous Flex' Roy, the very best of luck with his attempt to smash the Mainland to Mainland world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean, which currently stands at 48 Days 4 Hours and 30 Minutes. Duncan is in the final stages of preparation and awaiting favourable weather conditions to set off from the start in Portugal on Friday at 12:00 GMT. As part of Team Atlantic Allies he is Joined by Danny O’Brien, Chris Shirley, Neal Marsh and the standing record holder for this route, the legendary Dutch explorer Ralph Tuijn, who will be Skippering the team. We will all take comfort in knowing he will be taking a little piece of Yorkshire with him as they are rowing “Rose”, the very boat that the awesome Yorkshire Rows ladies set their own World Record in a couple of years ago in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. You two take care of each other!
You can follow Dunc and the team on their TravelMap tracker at https://rowingroy.com/our-progress/ as they row the 3800 miles from Ferragudo in Portugal to the finish in French Guiana. In keeping with the Row4Victory 2018 campaign, Duncan is dedicating his efforts this year to the Royal British Legion as well, you can support them and help to encourage Duncan to dig deep when the going gets tough by donating at https://www.justgiving.com/rowingroy.
Good luck Duncan and all the guys on Team Atlantic Allies, here’s wishing you fair winds and following seas, you’ll smash this!
It's been a busy old weekend for the Team this weekend. 0730 Friday morning saw Fraser braving the cold to start his first hour of the day on the Erg and ultimately managed to rack up a healtht 50 plus km rowing 1 hour on 1 hour off for the next 8 hours. Between him the brilliant volunteers from all around RAF Linton on Ouse they managed to amass a total of over 128km rowed and £150 towards the campaign. We would love to give our thanks to all those who came over to offer their support and encouragement when toes, fingers (and bums) started to numb. It was excellent to see the SWO get some miles in and smashing to get a visit from the Station Commander.
Saturday night saw the 4 lads do their first spot of after dinner speaking in the beautiful Merchant Taylor's Hall in York where the they were invited by the guys at the North and East Yorks Branch of the RBL. The prestation seemed to be well received and the team got some really generous pledges from the awesome people in attendance as well as making some new contacts and gaining some really good advice and feedback. Thanks for having us guys and we looking forward to following up with you all soon.
Sunday saw Fraser on Parade in York for the remembrance service and wreath laying and Duncan came along to support and pay his respects. It was an awesomely we'll run parade under the leadership of Mr Mark Sullivan, what an absolute legend. The people of York were out in force and the applause for the parade as we marched back through the city was brilliant and very moving.
The whole weekend was rounded off with another 8 hours rowing in St Helens Square by the whole team. Another 109km rowed and £650 raised with the help of the giving people of York. The generosity didn't end there, with bacon butties from Betty's, coffee and pastys from the guys at Axis Barbers and hot chocolate and risotto from Carlluucio's, we've so well looked after it's been incredible.
We would just like to say a massive THANK YOU!!!!
Team Row4Victory are extremely proud to pronounce our first Gold Sponsor in Nic Marshall of ResQ in Hull. Not a man to shy away from a challenge himself, Nic has ridden from John O'Groats to Land's End, swam the Humber and more recently been up Kilimanjaro to raise funds for a new Cathedral roof. Following a introduction from Sir Gary Verity at the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at this years Great Yorkshire Show Nic was immediately keen to get on board and support us in our campaign. We are hugely proud to call Nic our first Gold Sponsor and we look forward to seeing more of him and the ResQ team throughout our campaign.
Here we will be keeping you up to date of our preparations, training and progress towards competing in the Atlantic Challenge in 2018.