Your help needed for the Row to Bestival challenge

Help collecting donations and joining in the fun on the ferry would be welcome for the Row to Bestival challenge.

Row to Bestival

This in from Clare at West Wight Sports Centre. Great to see this local facility being supported. Ed

This year, alongside Swim To Bestival on Thursday 5th September, we’re excited to announce that the first ever Row To Bestival event will be held in aid of West Wight Sports Centre!

Representing the Isle of Wight, a team from the newly formed Yarmouth Gig Rowing Club will be converging in Lymington waters with a team of sailors from the Royal Naval Reserves from HMS President in London.

Target of £25,000
The two crews will then undertake to race each other across the Solent in traditional gig boats in an attempt to raise money for us. The target is £25,000.

Donate to Row to Bestival.

Stopping only to intercept the Wightlink ferry mid-channel to engage in some of the on-board entertainment, the boats will continue their competition towards the finishing line located off Colwell bay, where they will meet up with the Swim to Bestival participants and join in with the well earned celebration on the beach.

Your help needed
To ensure it’s a success we’re looking for some sea worthy volunteers who can shake some buckets and join in the fun aboard the Wightlink ferry.

If you are interested please contact Clare Griffin at for more details.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2013 12:14pm



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