The Portsmouth Pull for Oarsome Chance

Oarsome Chance HQ
Maritime Workshop, St Vincent College, Mill Lane, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 4QA

Take part in the row of a lifetime!

The Portsmouth Pull is an exciting, challenging row around historic Portsmouth Harbour. Teams of 4-5 rowers navigate 23-ft wooden rowing skiffs past iconic landmarks including the Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, HMS Warrior, Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, the continental ferry port and the historic naval dockyard, home to the UK’s largest ever aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The teams then head towards the medieval Portchester Castle and Hardway, where troops embarked in 1944 heading for the D-Day landings, before passing back under Gosport’s Millennium Bridge for a sprint finish.

Start time: registrations 10 am / race starts 12 noon

Course: Starting from St Vincent College on the Gosport peninsula, passing under the Millennium Bridge and crossing Portsmouth Harbour, proceeding to Porchester Lake and round a mark off Porchester Castle before continuing past Hardway and back towards St Vincent College for the finish.

Vantage points: Gosport’s Millennium Bridge, Porchester Castle and Hardway.

Total distance: 10km (6 nautical miles)

All participants will receive a special event t-shirt and an invitation to an exclusive post-event prize giving barbeque where a special trophy will be awarded for the fastest team on the day as well as a fantastic prize for the team who raises the most sponsorship!

Entry requirements:

The Portsmouth Pull is open to anyone aged 16 or over, and no rowing experience is needed to take part. Teams, which can comprise of four or five people, just need to be ready to row hard and raise sponsorship for a great cause.

Teams will need to pay a deposit to secure their place in the race and commit to an achievable sponsorship target before race day. All participants will need to attend a training session in advance of the event – there is a scheduled Portsmouth Pull training day on 31 Aug 2019.

If you are interested in entering a team for the Portsmouth Pull challenge, places are limited so get in touch today to find out more and secure your team a place in this Oarsome challenge!

Email the team on [email protected] or give us a call on 02392 504492 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm)

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