Corporate Challenge

Are you looking for a challenge?

This event is a unique opportunity to support the local rowing community and be involved in an enjoyable and effective teamwork initiative. You provide the people – find a crew of at least 8 people who want an experience to remember.  We’ll provide the coaches, boats, and heaps of encouragement. We’ll teach you how to row an eight over four weeks and then you compete against other corporate teams in a round robin competition over 500m. 

Grades Available:

D1: Open/Partner:

Open Division with atleast 2 female crew members, no limit on experience or ability, can include current competitive rowers.

The only rule is that team members must work for your firm.

D2: Intermediate/Associate:

Same as open (regarding at least 2 female rowers) with a further limitation of a maximum of 2 rowers who have raced competitively within the last 2 years.

D3: Novice/Intern:

Must include at least 2 female members and no members of the crew can be people who have raced competitively over the last 2 summers.


Venue: Avon Rowing Club, Kerrs Reach, Christchurch

1. Indoor regatta (2000m Relay) Wednesday 2nd October (From 6pm)
2. Regatta Day – round robin & knockout racing over 500m - Sunday 6th October (From midday)

Cost: $1,600+GST per crew ($200/person)

Companies with more than 1 crew will pay $1200 + GST for additional crews.

Training starts week beginning Monday 2nd September.

If you don’t have enough people for a crew, you can join forces with another business. Entry includes plant use, coaching, racing events and post-event social. Your crew will have a dedicated coach available for up to 10 on-water training sessions. We can provide an experienced coxswain if required. You can expect to race 3 or 4 times and members can change each race so that everyone gets a turn.

What now?
Get your crew together. Register now! Entries close Friday 23 August.

Once you have registered interest for the Avon Rowing Club Corporate Challenge through the above link, the Club Director will be in touch within 24-48 hours.