Back The Boat

USBC has athletes and ambition but no boat. Please support our women in their efforts to buy an eight and help them to reach their goals!

£809 raised of £5,000 target 16 %
49 supporters 19 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by 11:13am 7th December 2017

A golden opportunity not to be missed

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The University of Surrey Boat Club (USBC) is bigger and better than ever, with a major increase in squad depth, seeing eighteen girls from USBC compete at Henley Women’s Regatta (HWR), more than ever before. We have also had three athletes represent Great Britain at the under 23 World Championships, winning at Henley Royal Regatta and achieving success at major Head and Regatta races, we couldn’t be more proud of the position we are in.

The future is looking even more promising but we need your help!

What is a rower without a boat?

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As we grow we require additional equipment to give our women’s squads a chance to excel. Our immediate priority is to buy a lighter eight so that we have suitable equipment for the women's squad. They are currently using a men's boat which is too heavy and not efficient for them. Buying a women's boat will mean that we won’t have to share a boat with the men’s squad. This will ultimately allow us to both have efficient, valuable training hours and allow the two squads to train simultaneously.

Ready, Steady, Row

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We are thrilled by the recent changes made by the IOC which have confirmed gender parity in the rowing events for  Tokyo 2020. This will see the addition of the women’s four to the Olympic rowing programme and therefore an equal number of women and men competing in Olympic rowing for the first time. In line with this, we want to push women's rowing and gender equality within our club.

With your support we are sure that we will be able to do this and develop more world class athletes in the process.