After seeing fifty strong years from the Wolfson College Boat Club, we are now focussed on building fifty more! But our women's crews are in dire need of a new boat; they have been using the same one for twenty years. W1 and W2 have been doing extraordinarily well in recent times, thanks in part to bespoke coaching funded by one of the College’s generous alumni. However, without the most fundamental piece of equipment, they cannot continue to thrive, fulfil their incredible potential and make the College community proud in races throughout the year, such as the popular May Bumps.
The W1 and W2 crews currently have to share one boat, which means that W2 sometimes has to use a novice boat in order to train. In contrast, funds were raised for a new boat for the men’s crew in 2015 to coincide with the College’s 50th Anniversary.
While the men’s crews have been able to profit from their new ‘Ring True’ boat, in which they achieved their blades in the 2015 May Bumps, the women’s crews are in danger of being left behind. Two years ago, Friends of the Boat Club, along with several individual donors, came together to raise enough money to purchase the men’s Stampfli VIII. This year, in line with Wolfson’s spirit of diversity, we urge you to come together once again to raise £30,000 to acquire another Stampfli VIII – but this time for the women. Wolfson’s women crews have huge ambition and potential – please help them to achieve this in the Boat Club’s 50th anniversary year