Explore Rowing Update
West Midland-based Stourport Boat Club are the first club to launch a boat funded by Explore Rowing, the British Rowing initiative funded by Sport England, which will encourage greater numbers into the sport.
The three-year long project will see Stourport run two introductory courses allowing newcomers the opportunity to learn to row and enjoy all the benefits that the sport offers at whatever level they wish.
“The idea of this project is to get local people active and we are pleased to be able to provide the boats for the less able or competitive,” said club captain Pete Lashford.
The first boat to arrive at the club has been sponsored by Hobsons Brewery of Cleobury Mortimer.