Lou and Helen C. have been busy trying to lay foundations for the cross channel row due to take place Spring 2013. Six rowers plus one Cox will attempt the 22 mile row for charity and to raise money for the club. In addition, up to 13 people will be needed to accompany the rowers in a support vessel. Helen is currently looking for more volunteers so please email her if you are interested

MKRC in conjunction with the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Catriona Morris, are hoping to raise money through sponsorship, some of which will go towards the rowing club and some towards the Mayor’s charity, ‘MK Dons Sports & Education Trust’. MKRC are hoping to use this opportunity to raise their profile by trying to break the current record for a cross channel row of 4 hours 28 minutes set in May 2012.

Rowers will need to complete three 4 hour training sessions along the South Coast, which can be sandwiched into a weekend. These involve an introduction to the boat in an estuary setting and allow time to become familiarised with fixed seat rowing. The final part of the training will take place on the sea itself and will test the rowers resilience to sea sickness, which is apparently the number one cause of failure!