To provide a life changing adventure experience for a group of school children that will provide them with pride and life skills.
About the project
Will you be a sponsor for these local boys for this unique challenge? Please help and contribute so that we can buy the essential equipment we need to undertake this Challenge:
x ISO Ranger M Manual/CO2 harness model lifejacket c/w light fitted
x Safety Knives, Northern Divers type
x Double hook safety lines, elasticated type
x Fire Blanket 1.1m square
x 1kg Dry powder fire extinguisher
x Red hand flares
x White Hand Flares
x 10kg Danforth Anchor coming c/w 10 x metres of 8mm chain and 20 x metres of rope
x ICOM ICM23 VHF Radio
x hand bearing compass (turquoise in colour)
x fog horn
x 12v rechargeable searchlight
x metres of retro reflective tape
x Fenders, White cylindrical P/N 6-0065 – 19” double Ended 490 x 130mm
x Bow Fender, 28x10x38cm White P/N 0021
x 100m Blue Dyneema Rope, 8mm diameter
x Fair Leads P/N BA60421 B/Eye 6 x 40mm
x Standard Blocks P/N BA02151 Size 2 Plain Block Upright with fairlead
x Cleats, open 100mm P/N BA52141
x Cam Leads, type K Midi P/N BA70200
x Dee shackles, S/Steel 8mm P/N WL-00808
x 2.5 x litres tin of Anti-Foul blue, type International Trilux 33 blue P/N 5-60122
x Anemometer type Speedtech Windmate Wind, Speed Indicator Model 094-WM100
x Deck Seal, type Scanstrut 715-D521A-P
x Flag printed Red Ensign 1⁄2 yard 30 x 45cm 6-86010
x Bilge Pump, type Orca Automatic Electric Bilge 1300GPH Pump IC 12V P/N BE1482
x Cigarette Lighter Socket, type Blue Sea 12V DC, Power dash socket
x Trem Hinged Inspection Hatch, white 37.5 x 27cm P/N 6-20023
x Handheld GPS Map 78 World P/N 230-010086401
x Chart Chip type G2 suitable for use with above GPS Map 78. Area River Thames
Anton Wright, Head Coach, Clare College Cambridge and World record holder http://www.rowtheamazon.com/ along with Dr Mark de Rond, Reader in Strategy & Organisation, Cambridge Judge Business School have recruited six 15 year old pupils from Parkside Academy Cambridge with the aim of re floating and repairing their Amazon rowing boat to use on their own adventure rowing the length of the river Thames.
The six-boy team will begin their journey in Lechlade Glos on March 30th this year and it is expected it will take them around a week to complete their adventure in Gravesend taking them straight through the heart of London.
The boys all come from Year 10 and have been selected following strict criteria none of the boys have ever rowed before, none of the boys come from a background where rowing is normally accessible and all of the boys would benefit from focusing more in their studies.
Anton says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a group of boys to complete a potentially life changing experience, We have already seen a positive change in many of the boys both in the project and at school.”
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Can I get my logo on the boat?
Yes you can, we are currently looking for that elusive 'Big Sponsor' that we can promote and support, if a large company came forward and helped us then we would gladly plaster half the boat with your companies details.
even small sponsorship will get your logo on the boat though, along with Cambridge University and other supporters