Spend some time rowing on the River Thames with some of London 2012's star athletes, and meet one of GB's gold medallists on this VIP Rowing Experience in Henley-on-Thames. Once you've been greeted by the Olympians at one of Henley's rowing clubs you'll get to take part in a Q A session with the athletes, learning all you've ever wanted to know (provided you ask the questions) about elite performance and the thrill of rowing under the watchful eyes of millions. After the Q A you'll be given advice on the best rowing techniques along with time to practice on a rowing machine, then it'll be time to take your boat out onto the water for a proper hands-on training session. There will be a GB Rower in each boat for an exciting session of quad sculls, with some friendly competition with the other boats on the water to keep you on your toes. Once you're back at the rowing club you'll get to enjoy some post-experience hospitality and a Q A session with an Olympic gold medallist. Indulge your rowing passions and train with some of GB's brightest rowing stars ' this is an experience not to be missed.
Need to Know
On arrival at the day's selected boat club in Henley-on-Thames (to be confirmed prior to the event) you'll be greeted by a GB Gold medallist before an on-site Q A session with the athlete. Once you've asked every question you can think of you'll be joined by other GB Rowers and whilst on a rowing machine, they will coach and give advice on basic or advanced rowing techniques, and after being familiarised with the boats available you'll take to the water in teams of three with a professional at the helm for a session of quadruple sculls with a healthy dose of competition. After your time on the water there will be post event photo opportunities and the chance to chat about London 2012, Rio 2016 and beyond.