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7 May

OV helps launch virtual lockdown Regatta

OV Abi Watson running for MIND 2020It was great to hear from OV Abi Watson (S 11-18) this week who has been keeping the rowing bug alive and kicking even in these difficult times! Rowing is very important to Abi and she is now President of the Rowing Club at De Montfort University where she is studying Architecture.

Last weekend Abi and her fellow university rowers should have been on the water at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Regatta but unfortunately due to the Coronavirus outbreak it had to be cancelled. Instead they decided to run their own virtual regatta trying to raise money for MIND, a mental health charity, which means a lot to the club. It was a huge success and they had 12 different universities join in the virtual BUCS regatta.

As the BUCS virtual regatta was so well received there are now plans developing for a national regatta which will include all clubs, universities and schools! From the 23rd-25th May they want all rowers of any age from across the country to compete in a 2km running challenge to see which clubs come out on top! Donations going to NHS Charities Together. More information can be found on their twitter page, Lockdown Regatta 2020 @lockdownregatta

Fantastic work Abi!