Following the footsteps of many Oriel crews before them, from George Moody’s own VIII to the headship crews of the 70s, OCBC will embark upon a row from Oxford to Putney from over Easter 2013. This had to be postponed from the original plan of December 2012 due to poor river conditions. We undertake this challenge in order to:
- Raise money in support of both the Henley Stewards Charitable Trust and for the boat club itself. Your donations will be split 50/50 between the two
- Prove that latter day oarsman are worthy successors to the many great Oriel rowers that have come before us
- Train hard together for a tough challenge in the depths of winter, so that this year’s crews can move towards Torpids and Summer Eights with confidence
The row will be 104 miles divided equally each day, as we row from Oxford to Reading, then Reading to Eton, and finally Eton to Putney. As much of the club is getting involved as possible, from helping with the actual row to joining the dedicated ground team, and we will all be doing our best to raise money for this endeavour. In this year of the 80th Anniversary of George Moody’s Headship Crew, and indeed the 40th Anniversary of the Crew of ’72 who both undertook this challenge, this challenge will be a fitting inauguration for Phase Two of the Oriel Development plan as Oriel’s boat club shows why it has always been such a strong part of the makeup of this college.
If any Orielensis would like further details of the row they are welcome to contact the development office, or the Boat Club directly at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you, and on behalf of the College, the Henley Stewards Charitable Trust, and the club itself we are grateful for you support.