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!