Boathouse dreams near a reality as funding nears the target mark

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MK Rowing Club’s dream of having a brand new boathouse is nearing a reality .

The club, which Sport MK named Club of the Year 2014, hope to finally be able to build a boathouse to store club boats currently exposed to the elements throughout the year and are well on their way to achieving the funding needed to realise their goal.

Having the new boathouse will provide MKRC with a safer and more efficient way to store their boats, and is a project fully backed by British Rowing.

The club relies on funding; with the development of the boathouse being made possible in part by money from MK Council awarded to Milton Keynes Rowing Club along with the Sailing, and Canoe Clubs that share the Watersports Centre based at Caldecotte Lake.

Louise Rivett, Club Chairman is hopeful that th e plans can get the go-ahead.

She said: “I hope that the new boat house will give us a means to store our boats in a way which will lengthen the life of our boats and improve the experience of getting them to and from the water for our members.

“I also hope that the boat house will make the storage area look tidier and less cluttered for the residents in the surrounding area.”

To find out more or to get involved with taster sessions at Milton Keynes Rowing Club visit www.mkrowing.org.