Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE at Talkin Tarn ARC

On Tuesday 10th February, four times Olympic gold medallist, Sir Matthew Pinsent will visit Talkin Tarn in his new role as patron of ‘Project 150′. This fundraising project has been launched in the club’s 150th anniversary year to raise money to build a new Talkin Tarn ARC boathouse.

The club’s current boathouse is an agricultural shed built in the 1960s which is suffering from an ageing roof and walls. It is also too small to house the club’s increasing fleet of boats. ‘Project 150’ aims to secure planning permission for the site as well as £150,000 in order to build the brand new boathouse.

Sir Matthew will be rowing with the club’s junior members during the morning, followed by a visit to speak at a local school assembly in the afternoon. It is set to be a wonderful occasion for all involved.

A ‘Project 150’ information leaflet can be downloaded here