Clevedon Coastal, Who are we?
Clevedon Coastal was formed in late Autumn of 2019 by a bunch of locals who are experienced sea rowers with the intention of bringing rowing and the love of healthy outdoor activities to as broad a spectrum of the local community as possible. We want to keep the cost of entry as low as reasonably possible to encourage people who had not considered rowing as a past time to give it a try.
Clevedon has a great facility on its doorstep allowing direct access to tidal water and also some amazing rowing adventures within a very short distance.
To date the club has put mixed teams into events such as the Great River Race which navigates 21 miles of the river Thames, the Ramsey Island row a round island row of some 8kms in the most spectacular of settings, St Dogmaels Regatta a competition which saw our crews do themselves proud.
The club has been raising funds to keep it viable through the recent tough times through sponsored events involving Rowing Machines, Exercise Cycles, Running, Jogging, Walking, Cycling etc, the most recent event saw the club total over 2.7 Million Metres on rowing machines which was a magnificent achievement
What was our plan?
Our basic plan was to buy our first club owned boat in 2020 and then possibly other 'class' of boat in follow on years. Furthermore, our intention was to build the club during 2020 by raising funds undertaking further sponsored activities and through small fees for competition at regattas and from bringing the sport wholly back to Clevedon and running our own regatta, to enable the purchase of our first boat
However As with a lot of amateur local sports clubs our financial plans have been hit by the Pandemic and this has left us without the funds we need to obtain our first boat. Small scale sponsored events do help with paying insurances etc but we currently do not own a boat but instead rent a boat from a similar club.
What are we looking for?
The ask here is for funds to help us procure a Celtic Longboat, Trailer and Oars. The club currently has 22 active members with more waiting to start when current Covid restrictions allow. We anticipate that 2021 will be a big year of growth for local sports clubs and we desperately need to be able to meet this demand with our own facilities.
Please help us by donating and also why not come along and give coastal rowing a try?
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- Debbie Warner
- Soozy Jackson
- Mark Rennie
- Heather House
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