Duke of Edinburgh Award students from St Vincent college complete their Silver Medal expedition

John Gillard, Oarsome Chance Principal, led a Silver Award expediton for a group of students working on their Duke of Edinburgh Award. The group has been training with Oarsome Chance over the preceding months and took on the challenge over three days, from 27th to 29th May. The students faced quite a challenge, covering 24 … Read more


Portsmouth Pull, May 2019 – another exciting race

Oarsome Chance hosted our latest ‘Portsmouth Pull’ rowing challenge, a 10km fundraising row around the world-famous Portsmouth Harbour on Saturday 18th May and a fantastically exciting it race it turned out to be! This row-of-a-lifetime was taken on by five teams, who each completed a lap of the historic naval harbour. The race started and … Read more

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Oarsome Chance + PBO Project Boat at the Southampton Boat Show

As you may have seen on our social media (we’ve been shouting about this a lot!) OC has been working closely with Practical Boat Owner magazine on ‘Project Boat’, the completion of a Secret 20 kit in our workshop in Gosport. Now the boat is nearing completion, we’re really excited that the Secret 20 is being prepared … Read more

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In The News: MIND, Havant partners with Oarsome Chance to deliver £323k funding to get local families active

Havant And East Hants Mind is celebrating after being awarded £323,556 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to help low income families in Havant, over four years, to get active with their children. Mind, based at Leigh Park Community Centre, will work will Oarsome Chance to deliver the scheme, helping 120 families. Over the course … Read more

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Pfizer volunteers get busy at Oarsome Chance’s Apex Centre

Four Pfizer volunteers visited the Oarsome Chance Apex Centre in Havant for a day last month to offer valuable help on our projects. Brokered by support organisation Community First and supported and released by the Pfizer company, employees can choose from a number of suggested local projects and charities to help, by giving a day … Read more


Oarsome Chance send a team to the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships

An Oarsome Adventure for a “Famous 5” to NJIRC 2018, 9 March 2018 Event report from Stu Mcclelland, Oarsome Chance Trustee For the first time, Oarsome Chance Foundation took a group of five young people, selected from its Young Mariners and Community Coastal Rowing Programmes, to London to compete in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships … Read more