Thames Barrier Challenge

The Thames Barrier Rowing Challenge
The Barrier Rowing Challenge is an 8.5 miles row on the River Thames from Crossness through the Thames Barrier past the 02 Arena with the finish at The AHOY Centre in Greenwich in front of the Tallship  Cutty Sark. 

These challenges are run on various dates in 2018 and consist of  up to 15 teams on each Challenge. The money raised by each team provides vital funding to enable the The AHOY Charity to continue their great work offering fantastic opportunities to disadvantaged young people and disabled people. Without this funding the charity will not be able to continue the work they do. www.ahoy.org.uk 

The Barrier Challenge caters for all and is an adrenaline pumping challenge or ideal for thoses who wish to soak up the fantastic sites of London from a completely different view point! Definitely on the list of ‘must do’.

It is also a great opportunity to work as a team and involve colleagues, friends or family. At the same time why not throw down the gauntlet and challenge others?

Whether you are recruiting team members or have a team eager to start – take up the Challenge and start your ‘Oarsome’ adventure today.

The Challenges are ‘Themed’ so you might like to enter in a sector that you are connected with or be part of Totally Thames, London Business or the Community Meridian Pull.

If you would like to have your own themed /branded Challenge we can organise this for you if you have a minimum of 8 teams (maximum 15). These are excellent Team Building events.


Qualified rowing instructors will give you all the training you need. Boats, equipment and all the safety support are provided. There are 6 rowers in each team – ANYONE can take part. Note: Specialised adaptive equipment availble for people who have mobility requirements
Why not sayhello@thamesactive.co.uk or call 020 7101 4349 for more information.

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What is the AHOY Centre ?

The AHOY Centre are a Watersports based Charity changing people’s lives and building life skills through sailing and rowing.
Their primary objective is giving opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk youths and we offer opportunities for disabled people to participate in activities and courses on an equal level.

They bring together people from many walks of life to work together as a community helping others and all thier activities and programmes are focused on teaching transferable and employable skills.



What does the AHOY do?

They offer opportunities and training for:
Disadvantaged young people (aged 8 to 21)
At Risk youth and those excluded from main stream education
Disabled people

How does AHOY help?

They use the medium of sailing, rowing and water based activities to break down social barriers and provide innovative training. Teaching transferable and employable skills are at the heart of everything we do and at the same time building: Life skills, self-confidence, team building and self-esteem. Qualifications include RYA National certification, City & Guilds, NVQ’s & BTECH’s.

What results do they get?

They work with hundreds of young people every year and they all achieve – from young Shipmate volunteers and apprentices through to participants from local schools and groups.

Over the years AHOY has a proven track record of getting results both in changing behaviour & attitude. We know hands-on practical training produces tangible outcomes and thereby the learning becomes relevant to them and rooted in the real world.


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