Complex tides and very changeable British weather mean good navigation skills are required for this 500 mile race, as well as the tactical ability to make the most of weather and sea conditions, which can be as important as a team’s strength, stamina and endurance.
The race is organised by rowers who have been there themselves, meaning GB Row’s priority is to ensure teams have an enjoyable and safe race along the spectacular British coastline.
Safety is paramount to GB Row and all teams entering the race will be required to attend relevant sea safety courses and complete a number of training trials at sea. Although the race is tough and unassisted, this doesn’t mean there is no help at hand. The organising team, themselves ocean rowers, maintain contact with teams throughout the race via Y.B. tracker, sat phone and mobile phone when in range.
The London 2 Land’s End race is the ultimate training opportunity for those taking part in any trans-atlantic races in 2020.
It’s also perfect for those looking to get into ocean rowing for the first time.
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Both the London 2 Land’s End and the Row Around Great Britain races will set off at the same time from Tower Bridge, London on the ebb tide on 01st June 2020.
To enter this event requires an Ocean Rowing boat, (all categories are accepted, except Solo rowers) navigational equipment, navigational lighting and communications equipment are required, the boats must meet certain safety requirements that come with an ocean rowing boat (i.e. self-righting ability), crews are also required to hold certain safety qualifications (these are not difficult to obtain) and the skipper must have a recognised maritime qualification like Coastal / Day Skipper. An average crew should take around 7-10 days to complete this event.
GB Row are still accepting teams to enter into this incredible race
Pricing Per Boat £1000.00
Plus £250.00 + VAT per person administration charge