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A Boat Race with a Twist

Fancy flying the flag for your Club on the Thames on Boat Race day? The RNLI has come up with a novel Alternative Boat Race for rowing clubs – a race between 250 model lifeboats.

Your club can take part by sponsoring your own lifeboat, which will be decked out in your very own club colours. Watch the start from the river bank, join the finish line party at the London Apprentice Pub or track the race’s progress online.


There’s no entry fee to take part, all you have to do is fundraise a minimum of £1,000 which will be split 50:50 between the RNLI and your club.

Please circulate these race details to your members:

National Watersports Month

Is your club running a Learn to Row course or taster sessions in May?

British Rowing is teaming up with the British Canoe Union, Royal Yachting Association and Briitsh Marine Federation for National Watersports Month – a nationwide drive to get more people out on the water enjoying sport.

If you’d like us to add your club’s event to the National Watersports Month calendar, contact

Find out more about National Watersports Month:

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