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London to Paris Rows, the L2P rowing Challange - London to Amsterdam - London to Ramsgate - Ramsgate to London - Richmond to Ramsgate - Ramsgate to Nieuwpoort or Ostende - River Thames rows - English Channel Rows

"We dip our blades where no one else dares to go"

Want to row London2Paris in one of our Adventure Gigs?

Interested in long distance open water rowing/

Thinking of rowing across the English Channel?

Read on

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   Gallivant on escort duties    

AdventureRowing London2Paris Rows & Races

Start London - row 440 nautical miles / 500 land miles / 815 Kilometres - Finish Eiffel Tower

Interested in Rowing from London to Paris or taking part in a L2P rowing Challange?

Want to row with other crews from Big Ben in London to to the Eiffel Tower Paris?

You can do it in one of our specially prepared "Adventure Gigs" ?

Teams of 12 rowers are supported by one of our escort boats and crew while challanging the weather and Mother Nature.

For more information phone - 01843852858 - or e-mail: michael.oram@btinternet.com
London 2 Paris adventure Gig rowing Challange - May 2015 - is in the -planning stage with 2 teams already training
Start date: is Sunday 24th May 2015 - subject to weather and permissions. Arrival in Paris is hoped to be 31st May
Mike Gilbert's team are available for Gig training and rowing at Langstone, see below. Ring or e-mail him for more information

Now planning the AdventureRowing London2Amsterdam 2015 Challange -- interested?

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English Channel Team Rows in our Adventure Gigs

Ramsgate to France/Belguim (50 nautical Miles)

Teams can be -- 6 rowers plus a cox (7 total ) or 8 rowers sharing the rowing and coxing.

Adventure Gig"NIGELA Ski 1" crossing the Channel, with Bayblast 11 one of our escort RIBs

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Dover to France (20 nautical miles) -- Sorry this row has been suspended for now due to the new French rules introduced in June 2013 stopping all rows in French waters.

We are still trying to sort out permissions with the French authorities at the moment.

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Is your team up to it? - Are you up for it? - Are you looking to join a team?

This is rowing at it's hardest for long periods in extreme conditions. What a set of challenges!

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We have our own fleet of GRP "Adventure Gigs" (based on the Cornish Pilot Gig and modified by us) available. They are especially prepared by us for long distance open water rowing and long distance racing events such as -- English Channel rows, River Thames rows & Races, plus many other rowing challenges of your choice.

Single boat events or races plus training sessions with our Gigs in sheltered waters and on the sea arranged.

Our registered escort craft are all commercially certificated to the - MCA / RYA Small commercial boat & workboat Code. Our registered escort pilots all hold the required commercial certification. Our vessels and escort pilots are registered with both the British and French Coastguards. Our crew are all trained and experienced in safety cover, navigation and catering for your needs.

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The Shorter rows, Like the English Channel crossing Dover to France are with a crew of 4 or 6 rowers and a cox. There is room for 8 in the Gig - which allows for an extra rower to be included in the team if you want.

The longer rows like Big Ben to Ramsgate or the L2P rows are usually completed with a team of 12 rowers; 6 team members rowing and 1 coxing. The rowers usually rotate on a 2 to 4 hour cycle, but it can be set up to however your team want to plan it.

Each row is individually planned depending on what you want to do as a team - A guide starting to the fees is below.

For example: with us supplying an Adventure Gig, plus it's equipment, lifejackets and the escort vessel they start from;

Starting from £24,000 per "Adventure Gig" for a London to Paris, - just £2000 plus expenses per crew member.

From £15,000 per "Adventure Gig" for a London to Amsterdam or Amsterdam to London - just £1250 a person

£3300 per Adventure Gig for a Big Ben to Ramsgate or Ramsgate to Big Ben row - team of 12 (£275 per person)

£3o00 per boat for a Nieupoort to Ramsgate or Ramsgate to Nieupoort row - teams of 8 to 12

£3600 per boat for a Richmond to Ramsgate or Ramsgate to Richmond row - teams of 12 (£300 per person)

The shorter courses, like the Neiupoort ( Belguim ) to Ramsgate English Channel Row - The Great river race - Solant marathon - Around the Isle of Wight etc. are usually for teams of 7 or 8 rowers with 6 people rowing plus a cox and 1 reserve (if you are an 8 team). This giving you the option to change places and take rest periods during the event.

£2000 for each "Adventure Gig" with equipment and escort for a Dover to France English Channel Crossing row (this row is suspended at the moment due to new French laws prohibiting rowing in French water.

(for a 1-way crossing that's £285 per team member for a 7 person team -- 8 person team £250 per person).

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Adventure Rowing - Langstone (is our training center run by Mike Gilbert) - phone Mike Gilbert on 07767350512

Mike and his team at " Langstone rowing " can offer our introduction/ assessment sessions and any training sessions you require in Langstone Harbour (Portsmouth) - see www.langstonerowwing.co.uk - e-mail: mike@langstonerowing.co.uk

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Adventure Rowing - Ramsgate is the contact for information, bookings and sea work training and rowing experience with our Ramsgate based Adventure Gigs & fleet of escort boats.

for general enquiries - e-mail michael.oram@btinternet.com or phone MICHAEL on +44 (0)1843852858

 


We have been organising and escorting London to Paris rows for the past 20+ years. Our team have been the suppliers of the safety vessels, the navigation and the planning behind 90% of the L2P attempts and the all the L2P challanges and races to date.

My team and I have also been intensively involved in the administration, organizing, planning and piloting/escorting of English Channel swims, crossings and rows, including the London to Paris rows, since 1982. We have piloted 1000 + Channel crossings to date

Below are picture of just some of the Channel rows and unorthodox crossings we have escorted






Photos of some of our escort vessels.


Gallivant --------- Bayblast ---------- Sea Satin --- Deep Six Two ---Aegean Blue

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Long distance open water and sea rowing is an "extreme endurance" sport that requires a good degree of fitness and experience. You are taking on the elements in conditions that are often less than perfect. Both rowers and support crews need to be prepared for it's tough demanding conditions and fit enough to take part. We advise team leaders to carry out a full risk assessment and consider the possible conditions the team might be in when assembling their crews and support groups. Small boats and open water create a High Risk situations which, when you then add the rowing, will test the both rowers and support teams to their limits. If you need help and advice with your risk assessment or would like to use / adapt any of our forms please feel free to ask us.

I (Michael) am the Principal of Dover Sea School - a RYA Yachtmaster instructor for motor cruiser and advanced powerboat
Lance is a RYA Yachtmaster instructor for motor cruiser, jet ski and advanced powerboat & an instructor trainer
We are both RYA/MCA examiners - for more information reference the RYA Sea School see -- http://www.doverseaschool.co.uk

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If you are experiencing any problems with the site or have any suggestions for it please let us know.

"Follow us over via Dover"

Do you need help to understand and organise a English Channel row?

Are you in need of registered, commercially certificated escort boats with professionally qualified pilots & crews?

Our escort vessels are MCA certificated and registered with the British and French Coastguard's, the CS&PS and the CS&PF

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See: http://www.london2parisrowing.org.uk -- http://www.rowingchallanges.co.uk ?

This is one of the personal web sites of Michael, Angela & Lance Oram