JAC Foundation Update
Ahoy Rowing Challenge 2016
Anyway that you look at this event it was a win and it’s all thanks to the AHOY rowing centre.
The AHOY Centre are a water sports based charity. Through rowing and sailing they aim to break down many of the barriers and divisions that exist within today’s society while bringing people from all different walks of life and backgrounds together.
We couldn’t be more happy with our team here at JAC after they rowed the challenge in 1 hour and 46 seconds while gaining a position on last year’s race. They also raised a huge £2,130 for the charity which is an ‘oarsome’ effort and will go a long way towards giving disadvantaged at-risk youths and disabled people opportunities they otherwise mightn’t have had.
The First Official JAC Challenge: JAC Rowing Challenge 2016
For the first time, JAC sent out a friendly challenge to Oktra and Knoll, two companies who JAC have previously worked with, to compete against one other within the Ahoy rowing Challenge to see who would come out on top.
The JAC Rowing Challenge 2016 was a huge success with all teams raising money for the AHOY Centre. The competitive nature of each team made for an extremely fun and social event.
This year the JAC team placed second to the very deserving five man team (usually six people in a boat) from Knoll by a mere 7 seconds. Over a distance of 8.5 miles and rowing for over an hour that is an extremely close outcome!
We couldn’t be more proud of the effort put in by all three teams. Congratulations to Knoll for winning this year’s JAC Rowing Challenge and thanks to Oktra who were hot on our tails and pushed us even harder.