Langstone Lifesavers Challenge: 2008 is the 10th Anniversary of the Langstone Cutters Rowing Club (LCRC) and earlier this year it was suggested that, as well as the ‘Round the Island’ event, we participate in the FIRST ever London to Paris rowing race. A number of members expressed interest and we have now entered an LCRC team to compete in this unique race.
While rowing from London to Paris in a Thames Waterman Cutter boat has been done four times before - with a record time of 90 hours - this is the first time a RACE has been run. Polar Adventures Limited and the crews will be working together to make it a success. The rowing starts in London on May 2nd 2008. It will be raced over a number of legs. Leg 1: Starting at Westminster Bridge, London will see the teams racing down the Thames, round Kent to Dover. Leg 2: From Dover to Le Havre which will include the Channel crossing under strict supervision as it is the busiest waterway in the world. Leg 3: Leaving Le Havre through the tidal section to Amfrevilles. The final legs will be a series of sprints, lock to lock; on handicap (i.e. Slowest boat gets a head start, faster boats in pursuit). The finish is Paris beside the Eiffel Tower very early on the morning of May 8th. More information about the race and the organisers will be found on the London2Paris Rowing web site
This will be a significant opportunity for attracting local and national interest – on the web, in newspapers, radio and television so we decided to start the Langstone Lifesavers Fund: The L2P team has set a target of raising £50,000 (€65,000) for charities with a common theme – saving lives. Our first charities, which we hopefully won’t need on our trip, are the RNLI and the Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer; both charitable funds that save lives at sea. Our nominated Land-based lifesaving charities included are the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor the team: BHF - British Heart Foundation will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
So please sponsor the team now!
LATEST NEWS: The Langstone Cutters Rowing Club team WON both trophies in the 1st ever London2Paris Rowing Race
Watch some video & view some pictures on the left
Many thanks for your support.