Newcastle University Boat Club have once again challenged the DFDS ferry in order to raise funds to help the club maintain and expand it's boat fleet. Racing from Newcastle to Amsterdam, the rowers will compete on rowing machines to beat the ferry on an overnight trip to the continent. 5 years ago the athletes of NUBC came out on top against the ferry and will be hoping to repeat this and beat the previous time of 14hrs 38mins.
As our squads continue to grow in size, we are constantly looking for additional funds to help and support our student athletes to ensure they can reach their potential both academically and on the water. Any donation is welcome and will go a long way to supporting the Blue Star.
- The total distance to complete is 500km
- Each rower rows roughly 31km each
- Over 35,000 calories will be burnt during the challenge
- Each rower will burn at least 2200 calories
- Roughly 45,000 strokes will be taken to complete the challenge
- Average watts per person 233
Newcastle University Boat Club’s High Performance Programme is recognised and supported by the GB Rowing Team and funded through the National Lottery. NUBC has a track record of coaching rowers to challenge for a place in the GB Rowing National Squads and is committed to Rowing's World Class Performance Strategy.
Below are photos showing the rewards that we will send you for pledging.
NUBC Bucket Hat Blue Star Trucker Cap