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GB Row

Support Active Row and join team Albatross

On 12 June 2022 team Albatross enters the toughest rowing event - GB Row

Alongside two other crews, they will launch from Tower Bridge in London, embarking on a challenge to complete a transformational and inspiring circumnavigation of Great Britain, battling tide and wind, to support the outreach rowing programme Active Row.

Our Mission is to:

  1. To inspire young people from across the UK with a rowing challenge that will show the value of the sport through the life skills it nurtures
  2. To collect Environmental data from our coastal waters that will produce the clearest picture ever created of the pollution, stress and impact on our marine ecosystem. This is a transformational programme.

Team Albatross is supporting Active Row, run by the youth charity LYR. Active Row is a national programme that uses rowing as a tool to motivate, inspire and empower around 7,000 young people from under represented communities. Active Row reaches those young people who need sport the most and uses the valuable life skills from rowing to help them achieve their potential. Please support Active Row by joining us and fundraising for Active Row.

The life skills that are needed to achieve the challenge are mirrored by the life skills that are nurtured by Active Row, these are:
Team work, Problem Solving, Staying Positive, Aiming high, and leadership.

Everyone is invited to follow or join us on the virtual platform by building a team to share the voyage of discovery - Click on this link below.

VIRTUAL PLATFORM & TEAM SIGN UP

How teams (schools, companies or other groups) Can Take Part

Take part in your own GB Row Challenge through Active Row’s virtual platform

- Teams of any size (for example 20 people each doing 3 miles a day, or 60 people doing 1 mile a day, will roughly match our crews)
- Row, run or cycle to contribute mileage to their team, just fill out the submission form (sent to team leaders) to log your personal mileage or your teams mileage
- Watch your virtual boat progress against the live positions of the crews on the sea and the other virtual teams
- Fundraise for Active Row by setting up a team page on our enthuse platform. Follow the steps from the link and help LYR change lives

So get active, learn and develop your life skills, get healthy and share the voyage of discovery in our coastal waters. Event FAQs.

DONATE TO TEAM ALBATROSS

Team Albatross is:

  1. Skipper - Albert Farrant: loves the open ocean, a keen surfer and former sailor
  2. Navigator - Robin Bourne-Taylor: Decorated Army veteran, driven by purpose
  3. Scientist - Kat Bruce: Biologist, world expert in eDNA, and rower
  4. Cook - Will De Laszlo: "There is more in you than you think" says it all
  5. Rower - Andrew Triggs Hodge: passion for the environment and former Olympic Rower.

Detailed biographies are here

Our Mission is to:

  1. To inspire young people from across the UK with a rowing challenge that will show the value of the sport through the life skills it nurtures.
  2. To collect Environmental data from our coastal waters that will produce the clearest picture ever created of the health and stress on our marine ecosystem

The life skills that Active us to empower the their students are the same life skills that are needed for Team Albatross to achieve it's goal of circumnavigating the UK, these are:

Teamwork - Problem Solving - Staying Positive - Aiming High - Leadership

Join us to discover the impact of the Active Row Life Skills.

About GB Row

GB Row is the ultimate rowing challenge that will see a full circumnavigation of the UK, launching 12 June 2022.

As well as being an incredible physical challenge, GB Row is set to be one of the most important examples of sport and science combining, with teams collecting data from the seas throughout its journey.

The boats will also collect daily samples of micro plastic, temperature, salinity, and record a sound scape of the seas to uncover the pollution and stress on the seas. The boats will also collect eDNA to reveal the impact on biodiversity. Together the data will present the most detailed picture of the health of our seas, the where the pollution pressure is greatest and its impact on biodiversity.

Find out more at www.gbrowchallenge.com

You can read the FAQs and Rules for the GB Row Virtual Event here.

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