Countdown on Rowathon Challenge
Sea Cadets row the world in 80 hours challenge to raise funds for a new sail training ship is going from strength to strength.
We’ve had some great reports of rows taking place across the country and news of ones set to start on Saturday and Sunday, when the bulk of the rowing will take off in British Rowing clubs and on the water across the UK.
In the North East over 100 cadets and 26 volunteers are preparing for their combined row on Sunday from 9am – 4.30pm -Ashington, Gosforth, Newcastle East, North Shields, Wallsend, Whitley Bay, Newburn, Jarrow, Hebburn, South Shields, Gateshead, Seaham are taking part. Flitwick and Ampthill and Gloucester are taking to static rowers in their towns too. Plus in the south we have Sheppey, Folkestone and Hythe, Marlow, and Chiswick. The whole Corps has really got behind this fundraising campaign and showing what we can achieve together.
At Sea Cadet HQ in London, staff are clocking up the miles on static rowers on loan from our partners British Rowing and we’ve got extra support from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines with Hasler Coy, committing to row and 40 Cdo RM Recovery Tp, who’ve already achieved 320 miles on rowing machines to help us reach our target of 24,900 miles around the world!
Our tracker is counting down how many whiles we have to go here
See what Sea Cadets are saying via our facebook page too
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