Bonuses for Red Nose Day and Children in Need!
Chris Usborne, the Project Director for Virgin GB Row 2011 (that’s him on the right dressed for the occasion) will donate £100 (one hundred pounds) of his own money to Children in Need for every crew entry he has confirmed during the next week, 18-25 March 2011, and Webmaster Rob Dewing has offered to match this with a similar donation to Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day. No catches, no ifs and no buts. So stop thinking about it and get signed up – it’s only two and a half months to the start date, with numerous crews still thinking about taking the plunge.
Do it now and help the Children in Need funds.
Latest Crew News
John Mollison, owner of the ORCA, and his crew Commando Joe, skippered by Mark Waterson, are making final adjustments to their boat before sea trials in the chilly waters off Scotland over the next few weeks.
John, we all wish you and your crew all the very best and hope Scottish TV use the footage wisely. It should be peak time viewing!
The week of training and preparation support available to all crews at Premier Marinas, Port Solent, continues to develop. The Army team at the Joint Services Sail Training Centre at HMS HORNET (Gosport) have offered all crews a half day’s briefing. They are willing to divulge their knowledge of onboard safety, coastal navigation, and teamworking/organisation – the Army way!
A great team, they were very impressive with advice and support offered to Go Commando, winner of the 2010 race.
It’s a Record!
No, not St Patricks Day – that was yesterday!
No, not even the smooth taste of their fabulous drink, renowned and enjoyed worldwide.
Yes – Guinness award World Record status to those worthy of the accolade. It doesn’t come easy!
Guinness World Records will officiate any claims made on new or existing World records, being the final arbiters of their impressive and prestigious award to any crew who can prove they have a valid claim. How many World records will be set, or broken this year? Only time will tell. But you have to be in it to win it! It’s not too late to get involved. Contact Chris U on email@example.com or on his mobile (0772 3088332) or via this website at www.gbrowchallenge.com/contact
And finally, the Seagals are being honoured with a celebration lunch at a fabulous Virgin facility – the Roof Gardens in Kensington – next week. Virgin’s chief adventurer, Mr Alex Tai, will present the Seagals with their Guinness world record certificates, it is hoped that Holly Branson will be at the function as she started the
race last year. Our congratulations go out to Belinda, Beverley, Laura and Angela, for their fantastic achievement in Virgin GB Row 2010.
That’s all for now folks:
Remember the Start date Weds 1st June 2011 at Tower Bridge.
Chris Usborne is on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0772 3088332