Rowing News Articles

Boat Race stays on BBC until 2021 - 01 Apr 2014

The BBC has extended its broadcast deal with the Boat Race Company Ltd from 2015 until 2021, which will see the free-to-air broadcaster continue to provide coverage of both the men’s BNY Mellon Boat Race and the Newton Women’s Boat Race for the coming years.  read more

talkSPORT announces WaterAid support - 13 Jul 2012

talkSPORT is launching a fundraising campaign to support international charity WaterAid to help communities in Malawi get the basic necessities of clean, safe water and adequate sanitation. The station will be asking listeners to back the charity’s Big Dig Appeal by pitching Breakfast co-host Ronnie Irani against Drive co-host Darren Gough in a … read more

Challenge set for rowing's richest prize - 29 Mar 2012

£100,000 has been promised to the first crew who can row 2,000 miles unassisted around the British coast in less than 26 days, 21 hours and 14 minutes, starting and finishing at Tower Bridge. read more

GB Rowing and Siemens put nation on trial - 06 Feb 2012

GB Rowing and Siemens have teamed up to put the nation through an Olympic selection test and raise money for charity in February, with the public pitted against each other and against the clock. read more

Row2Recovery announces BP support - 22 Jul 2011

Row2Recovery, a campaign to raise £1m for injured service personnel and their families, has announced that BP has pledged its support for the project by signing on as the first official Premium Partner for Row2Recovery. read more

British sports channel set for launch - 08 Jul 2011

Input Media, Kameleon, Telegraph Media Group (TMG) and Convers Sports Initiatives (CSI) have unveiled plans to launch GBsport TV, the first free-to-view digital sports channel dedicated to the live streaming of British sports. read more

PSG secures boat race brief - 06 Jul 2011

Professional Sports Group has announced a three-year partnership with The Boat Race Company Ltd (BRCL), the organisers of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, which will see the UK and Middle East based sports marketing agency handle sponsorship, marketing, PR and community event management for the event. read more

Row2Recovery completes challenge - 27 Jun 2011

For 24 hours non-stop, a team of injured service personnel, supported by Olympic rowers, celebrity sports stars and volunteers pitted themselves against the clock on ergo rowing machines in London’s Horse Guards Parade to complete one million metres. read more

Boat race sponsor to end contract - 29 Mar 2011

Xchanging, the title sponsor of the University boat race between Oxford and Cambridge, will end its backing of the annual race when the current contract expires next year. read more

Boat Race gives sponsor naming rights - 20 Nov 2009

The University Boat Race is to make a significant commercial structural change after allowing its primary sponsor Xchanging to take over the naming rights to the prestigious annual race between Oxford and Cambridge. read more

Council takes over water sports centre - 03 Apr 2009

The running of the National Water Sports Centre near Nottingham, a key training venue for a number of water sports such as rowing and canoeing, has been taken over by the county council. read more

BBC steps in to take back Boat Race rights - 19 Mar 2009

The prestigious Oxford v Cambridge University Boat Race will remain a televised event after the BBC stepped in to take the rights for the traditional rowing race following ITV's decision not to renew its existing deal after this year's event. read more

Siemens extends GB Rowing tie-up - 21 Jan 2009

In the lead up to London 2012, GB Rowing has renewed its sponsorship deal with the electronics and engineering giant Siemens, on account of the team’s success at the Beijing Olympics. read more

ITV drops Boat Race coverage - 09 Dec 2008

ITV announced that it will no longer televise the legendary Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridgee after next year. read more

Redgrave joins brandRapport - 12 May 2008

Sir Steve Redgrave has joined sponsorship agency brandRapport as chairman of its International Advisory Board. read more

Threepipe lands Siemens rowing account - 20 Jul 2007

Siemens has appointed sports marketing agency Threepipe Sport to handle the PR for the company’s sponsorship of GB Rowing. read more

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