Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation (No 1133063) is a new community sports charity in Norwich which is giving our young people the opportunity to realise their potential in rowing and canoeing.
The As One … Campaign is currently raising £1m to build a new community training and competition centre for both rowing and canoeing in Whitlingham Country Park. This will provide state of the art facilities for sports, leisure and fitness for people of all ages and abilities from across our community.
23 May 2012
Norwich Rowing Club won an outstanding 7 gold medals and 2 silver medals at the British Rowing Masters Championships in Nottingham on Sunday 20 May 2012. On a dull but dry day, NRC put on a great show with the doubles performing particularly well throughout all classes. It was a record year at Nottingham with entries at 662 and was great to see “vets” rowing so...
7 May 2012
Canoes from Norwich Canoe Club and skiffs from Norfolk Skiff Club escorted the wherry yacht White Moth into Whitlingham on Saturday as part of the launch event for the Broads Outdoor Festival. A photo is featured in the EDP today and attached to this patter.
Whitlingham Boathouses, Norwich Rowing Club and Norwich Canoe Club shared a stand at the launch event attracting a lot of...
4 May 2012
Whitlingham Boathouses, Norwich Rowing Club and Norwich Canoe Club will all be at the launch of the Broads Outdoor Festival at 11am on Saturday 5 May in Whitlingham Country Park (next to the Flint Barn).
Come along to try out a rowing or a canoeing machine and find out more about community rowing and canoeing opportunities.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.
15 Apr 2012
11 Apr 2012
Congratulations to Dave Duff and Julie Hicks of Norwich Canoe Club on their excellent results in the gruelling 125 mile Devizes to Westminster canoe race over the Easter weekend. Established in 1948 as the pinnacle of long distance canoeing, it involves not only paddling the 52 miles along the Kennet and Avon canal and the 73 miles along the River Thames but also carrying the canoe and equipment around 77 locks on the way.
Dave Duff, paddling with Mike Chandler an RAF colleague, achieved a superb 10th place out of the 84 senior K2 kayaks which completed the course (an additional 51 K2s failed to finish). They completed the full course in a time of 21 hrs 18 mins and 10 secs. In addition, he was raising funds for the Kandoo Club in King’s Lynn.
Julie Hicks, who came second on the individual event last year, teamed up with Charlotte Creamer of Leighton Buzzard CC coming 46thin senior K2 in a time of 24hrs 22 mins and 36 secs.
Well done to both Dave and Julie!
For the full results click here.
28 Mar 2012
Many congratulations to Mollie Appleton of Norwich Rowing Club who took a superb Silver medal in the Women's Junior Under 18 category at the British Indoor Rowing Championships in Nottingham last Sunday. Mollie's time was 7.23.1 for the 2000m distance, 2.9 secs behind the Gold medallist and a huge 7 secs in front of the Bronze medallist.
Other excellent results were...
27 Mar 2012
Paula Nobbs has been busy collecting surplus clothing and turned some 289kgs of clothes into £231 cash for Whitlingham Boathouses last week!
Please help us to raise funds by bringing your clothing into the clubhouse and marked for Paula. Please follow these guidelines:
- place all clothing in a plain bin-bag (not branded)
- ensure that all clothes are clean
24 Mar 2012
21 Mar 2012
Three of the Whitlingham Boathouses-based clubs were in action over the weekend and earlier this week in the London Heads of the River.
On Saturday, one eight from Norwich Rowing Club and 2 eights from UEA Boat Club raced in the Head of the River over the 4.25 mile Boat Race course from Chiswick to Putney.
On Sunday, 3 Norwich RC eights (2 mens crews average age over 55 and one...
9 Mar 2012
Annie Gelinas, of Norwich Rowing Club, will be competing in the Waveney Triathlon on Sunday 13 May 2012 and will be raising funds for Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation.
The event will comprise a 400m swim, a 20km cycle and a 3.2km run.
Annie said: "I'm aiming to beat my very pathetic time of 1:17:43 from the last triathlon and, more importantly, to finish the run without...