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YuFund matchfunded £1,000
Rowing not only offers enjoyment and personal fulfillment for our athletes but also develops resilience, communication, leadership and incredible team-working skills. We compete at a variety of events from local, regional and national level races to suit the ambitions and abilities of our rowers, with our best athletes competing at the highest levels. We take great pride in representing sporting excellence at the University of York.
Our athletes dedicate an enormous amount of their time and energy to this sport with many training 10-12 times a week, often early in the morning, to ensure better preparation than our competitors. The commitment to a training regime set for our performance squads is demanding enough before you consider that all our athletes are pursuing a challenging degree program, often achieving exceptional results in both sporting and academic life.
In recent years the club has gone from strength to strength. In the 2018/2019 academic year, the club achieved some fantastic results with highlights including: Victor Ludorum at Peterborough Regatta, our top men’s four winning Band 1 in their category at Reading Regatta and three boats qualifying for Henley Women’s Regatta, with the women’s double making it to the quarter-finals.
You can help us achieve our vision and get to the next level, we need an environment and facilities that allow athletes to train and compete without compromise. Your donation today will help us renew our boat fleet to a higher standard.
The club has already decided to dedicate £10,000 of this year's budget to the purchase of this boat. We need your help to get the next £10,000.
Racing boats are extremely high end pieces of equipment that use top of the range technologies also seen in the aerospace and sailing industries. Boats usually consist of a carbon fibre shell with a honeycomb-like filling to provide strength and stiffness to the shell while keeping the design as light as possible. Detachable aluminium or carbon fibre riggers are also used to reduce the weight of the design. These high-tech materials along with the requirements to construct these boats by hand are what results in such a large price tag.
These are just some of the challenges that our athletes will be undertaking throughout the week:
You can find a full list of our challenges, and learn more about each of them on our our website.
Our challenges are ambitious but have the athletes undertaking them have been preparing them for weeks and have taken every safety aspects into consideration.
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