NUBC Race the Ferry

by Newcastle University Boat Club in 

NUBC Race the Ferry
We did it
On 13th October 2018 we successfully raised £1,925 with 49 supporters in 35 days

We aim to raise funds in order to pay for new equipment and repairs. We want to help and support our athletes in as many ways as possible.

by Newcastle University Boat Club in

 New stretch target

Any additional money raised over our initial target, will go towards buying new boats for out squads to race in at the biggest events of the year.  These include BUCS Regatta, Henley Women's and Henley Royal

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 Calendar

NUBC Bucket Hat          Blue Star Trucker Cap



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£60 or more

£60 Reward

As a massive thank you for pledging £60 we will send you a NUBC Calendar, a Blue Star Trucker Cap and a NUBC Bucket Hat.

£30 or more

£30 Reward

A Newcastle University Boat Club Calendar. Using high quality photos of our crews racing and training last year we've put together a calendar for the coming rowing season. Included in the calendar are dates of major races for the 2018 British Rowing season.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

As a huge thank you for pledging £50 we will send you a Blue Star Trucker Cap and a NUBC Bucket Hat.

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