Rob Roy Boat Club launches corporate challenge


The Cambridge Corporate Eights, a new and exciting corporate rowing challenge, has been launched this week by Cambridge's most successful non university rowing club, Rob Roy.

The Cambridge Corporate Eights is a new and exciting rowing challenge for everyone – beginners and more experienced rowers alike – and the ultimate team-building and networking opportunity.

Cambridge companies are invited to submit a crew of eight individuals to take part in three weeks of expert coaching and race preparation, culminating in a series of 500m side-by-side knockout races on September 25 2011. There are places available for just eight crews and entries close on August 19 2011.

The Challenge involves six weekday evening training sessions (two a week), focused race preparation training on the day before the race and at least two races on Race Day, with prizes, a barbecue and beer tent – and a great opportunity for friends and family to cheer on crews racing!

The Challenge is open to any Cambridge company, and crews can be mixed or single-sex. Boats, equipment, coaches and coxes are all provided. Rob Roy is Cambridge’s most successful town rowing club, with members including GB international and transatlantic world record-breaking rowers. This is a great opportunity to be coached by the experts in the ultimate team pursuit.

Speaking about the event, Chris Parkhouse, President of Rob Roy Boat Club said “The Rob Roy Corporate Eights are now open for entries. This is a fantastic and unique team-building experience, where participants can train and race, meet people from other local businesses and make new contacts. It’s a great way for companies to enhance their local profile, support the health and wellbeing of staff, and develop high performing teams. Please look at the Club website, for full details.”



Rob Roy Boat Club is the most successful of the non-university clubs in Cambridge. The Club has traditionally focused on training and racing in small boats, and are proud to cater for everybody from complete beginners to international rowers and scullers at junior, senior and masters levels.
Rob Roy Boat Club is a member of the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association (CRA), and is primarily based at the CRA boathouse.
The Rob Roy Boat Club website, has full details.


For more information please contact Chris Parkhouse, President of Rob Roy Boat Club, via mobile telephone on +44-(0)-7730-718218 or via email at


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