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.
21 Feb 2012
There is a record entry for the Norwich Head of the River Race on Saturday.
Clubs from all over East Anglia and beyond will be racing over a 2000m and a 5000m course between Bramerton and Whitlingham Green in boats ranging from eights to single sculls and ages ranging from 12 to over 70.
Organised by Norwich Rowing Club, part of Whitlingham Boathouses, the event is sponsored for the...
14 Feb 2012
Much excitement down at Norwich Canoe Club - the GB canoe marathon squad will be training at Whitlingham this Saturday!
Dyson Pendle, GB coach as well as Chief Coach for NCC, will be leading the session with a long distance training outing at 10am and an open 5 km race at 2pm.
You will be able to see the canoeists in action from the banks of the River Yare in Whitlingham Country...
6 Feb 2012
Following on from the adult Learn2Row dates yesterday, Norwich Rowing Club has confirmed that there will be 5 Junior Learn2Row courses in 2012 running in April, May, July and August (2 courses).
The course dates are:
Easter holidays – Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 April
Summer half term - Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 June
Summer holidays – Wednesday 25 to Friday 27...
5 Feb 2012
The dates have now been fixed for Norwich Rowing Club's 2012 Learn to Row courses.
The first course runs on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings from 15 April with others following in June and September. Full details are on the Norwich RC site - click here and follow the "Learn to Row" tab
Don't forget that you can have a free taster session at any time by arrangement with Nick Francis.
Whitlingham Boathouses is now an accredited Explore Rowing centre. We have 3 single sculls now and we will be adding to the Explore Rowing fleet with 5 more boats in April. This will provide a new pathway for those who prefer recreational to competitive sport. More details to follow.
23 Jan 2012
Congratulations to the six Norwich Rowing Club winning crews at Boston Head of the River on Sunday who battled against winds in excess of 40mph! Unfortunately, this meant that several of small boat crews and scullers were unable to race due to the blustery conditions kicking up white water along the straight 3km course.
Full results are here and on the NRC site here. The winning...
20 Jan 2012
Norwich Rowing Club is starting the new year with a bumper entry at the Boston Head of the River Race on Sunday.
Norwich crews will be racing in all 3 divisions (1000; 1215 and 1445hrs) with ages ranging from 4 boys and girls under 14 to 4 veterans over 60 entered in every boatsize from single sculls to eights.
Races will be held over a 3000m course finishing at Boston...
21 Dec 2011
Thank you for your tremedous support for Whitlingham Boathouses during the localgiving.com fund matching campaign - we have received a fantastic £3,626.94 over the past week!
This has been a huge boost to our funds and will go towards Phase 2 of the new community rowing and canoeing facility at Whitlingham, Norwich.
Thank you and Happy Christmas!
18 Dec 2011
A very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2012 from Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation.
We have made some very significant progress in 2011 including:
- Phase 1 completed and occupied June 2011
- New quay heading and river access completed June 2011
- First adaptive (disabled) rowing and canoeing facility in Norfolk
- Junior K4 and open...
16 Dec 2011
We are delighted to report that we have received over £1,200 in donations from the localgiving.com donation matching campaign in the first 2 days!
There is still time if you would like to make a donation to Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation which will be doubled by localgiving.com - please click here to donate.
In addition, we will also receive a Gift Aid tax rebate...
13 Dec 2011
Localgiving.com will match all donations to Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation from 9am Wednesday 14 December
Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation (Registered Charity No 1133063) provides community rowing and canoeing opportunities for people of all ages through a mix of competitive and recreational water-based activities. It is now the first in Norfolk to be able to offer facilities for adaptive (disabled) rowers and canoers.
From 9am on Wednesday 14 December, localgiving.com has £125,000...