The University of Surrey Boat Club (USBC) are raising money for a new coxed four rowing boat. This will assist both the the men's and the women's squads in their goals of reaching Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Women's Regatta respectivley. We have secured £10,000 funding towards this project via the kind donatations of the Unviersity of Surrey annual fund, however, now we need a further £1000 to make the dream a reality.
The University of Surrey Boat Club was founded in 1947 and has been thriving ever since. It has been in many different locations but has now found its home at Molesey Boat Club, a Team GB high performance rowing centre. Over the past 5 years the club has been growing both in participation and performance, producing internationally successful athletes from complete beginners. This last year we had our first boats to qualify for the European University Championships and have had two athletes reaching the pinacle of club rowing, a win at Henley Royal regatta.
With this new boat we will be able to bring more athletes to these top events and continue the year on year improvment of the rowing club. This also allows us to improve the standard of the equipment used by our beginner program which will allow us to introduce rowing to students who have never experienced the sport before and to develop these young athletes both on and off the water.