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Boat Club Sponsored Erg

We need a bigger trailer!!

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This project received pledges on Mon 30 Jun 2014

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 :)

Website

http://uybc.org.uk/

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-Of-York-Boat-Club/23855638159

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A thank you email brimming with rowing love and news. We are putting together a newsletter for the year full of pictures, boat club stories and more!

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Estimated delivery: 1 July 2014

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A thank you tweet and email full of boat club news. Show the world how much you love UYBC and encourage others to give. #rowinglove #UYBCERG21 #winning

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2014

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A personalised thank you letter and photo sent to your home! A more sophisticated way to receive all the boat club info. and love :) We will show you how much we care x

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2014

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All of the above and a York Rowing T-shirt. As anyone in the know will tell you these limited edition t-shirts have become the most sought after fashion accessory on campus! Whether you are interested in owning a piece of history, the perfect accompaniment to your favourite leggings or something to make you look hard in the gym this item is a must have!!

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2014

Pledge £50 or more

A beautiful framed photo from the UYBC archives, signed by your favourite rower ;p You will also receive the newsletter email.

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2014

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A white rose transfer. These UYBC transfers would make the perfect car detail or wall decoration. You will also receive the 'York Rowing' t-shirt, signed photo and personalised thank you letter!

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Estimated delivery: 1 August 2014

Pledge £250 or more

A beautifully hand painted, authentic UYBC rowing seat. Complete with white rose this decoration will add a sense of nostalgia and prestige to any rowing home! You will also receive the 'York Rowing t-shirt, signed photo and personalised thank you letter!

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2014

Pledge £500 or more

A beautifully hand painted Blade. Full Oar or only Spoon are available. Limited edition and one of a kind pieces. Are you the ultimate boat club fan? Want a piece of history in your living room? This item is for you! You will also receive the 'York Rowing t-shirt, signed photo and personalised thank you letter!

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Estimated delivery: 1 September 2014

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You will be given the incredible honour of having a boat named after you. If you would like to choose a suitable name for the boat instead that is also an option. You will provide future GB medalists with their first taste of sculling! Have your name splashed across the newspapers as your namesake's bow inches over the line first! This is a truly unique opportunity and it could be yours! You will be the guest of honour at our boat naming ceremony in the next academic year. You will also receive the 'York Rowing t-shirt, signed photo and personalised thank you letter!

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Estimated delivery: 1 October 2014