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English Channel Rowing - London to Paris Rowing - L2P rowing - London to Amsterdam - London to Ramsgate - Ramsgate to London - Richmond to Ramsgate- Ramsgate to Dunkerque, Nieuwpoort, Ostende & many more

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

Thinking of rowing across the English Channel?

Want to race London2Paris in one of our Adventure Gigs?

Interested in long distance open water rowing/

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   Gallivant on escort duties    

AdventureRowing London2Paris Rows & Races

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

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

Want to race against other rowing 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 racing against each other, the weather and Mother Nature.

News Flash - for L2P places phone 01843852858 - e-mail: michael.oram@btinternet.com
London to Paris adventure Gig rowing Challange - May 2014 - is in the -planning stage with 1 team already training
We hope to have Places available in scratch crew (Individual members to complete the crew for a 12 person team)
Mike Gilbert's team is available for Gig training and rowing experiances at Langstone - see below - ring him for more information

Now there is the AdventureRowing London2Paris Challange in May 2014 -- interested?


English Channel Team Rows in our Adventure Gigs

Dover to France (20 nautical miles) -- Ramsgate to France/Belguim (50 nautical Miles)

Teams can be -- 4 rowers + cox - 6 rowers plus cox - 8 rowers sharing the rowing and coxing.

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

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!

----- Welcome to our AdventureRowing -----

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.


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;

From £24,000 per "Adventure Gig" for a London to Paris, or a Paris to London Row - just £2000 a person.

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

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

£3300 per boat for a Ramsgate to Dunkerque / Nieuport row - team of up to 12

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

The shorter courses, like the Dover to France English Channel Row - The Great river race - 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 while crossing.

£2000 for each "Adventure Gig" with equipment and escort for a Dover to France English Channel Crossing row

£3000 for each "Adventure Gig" team wanting to row 2-ways from Dover to the French coast and back to Dover

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


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

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


Adventure Rowing - Ramsgate is the contact for information, bookings and sea work experience with Gigs & escort boats.

for general enquiries - e-mail michael.oram@btinternet.com or phone : 0044 (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 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



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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"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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