About this Event
The Oxbridge and Harvard societies would like to invite you, your family, supporters and guests to an afternoon of rowing at the Willem III Rowing Club in Amsterdam. Both boats will also raise funds for charity in advance of the event.
Join us for this first-of-its-kind rowing race in the Netherlands: Alumni of Harvard vs. Oxford/Cambridge. Whether you plan to join one of the boats as a rower/cox or attend as a supporter - you will not want to miss this one! Spectators are welcome to use Willem III facilities and procure refreshments from the card-only bar throughout the event.
Come enjoy, cheer on your team and meet other alumni!
In addition, both societies would like to take this event as an opportunity to raise funds for their respective chosen charities. Donations can be made up until the event day (simply choose donation at the ticket checkout), for the teams as follows:
- Harvard - The Dutch Refugees Fund for Universities (UAF): The UAF has been providing support to refugee students and professionals in their studies and in finding suitable employment on the Dutch labour market since 1948.
- Oxford/Cambridge - Alzheimer Nederland: Alzheimer Nederland enables research into the causes of dementia and prevention, cure, diagnostics and treatment of dementia. People dealing with dementia and their families can also contact their Alzheimer telephone, their forum or visit their 250 Alzheimer Cafés across the country.
Program of Events
- 13:00 Event start
- 14:00 Races begin
- 16:00 Award ceremony
- 18:00 Wrap-up
Moreover, there will be an ongoing Erg competition during the event with a surprise prize.
General Admission. Whether you come to cheer on the Harvard or Oxbridge boats - alumni are encouraged to bring friends and family to this event. Aside from viewing the races and socializing with other alumni and guests, there will be the opportunity to participate in the erg rowing competition.
Rowers & Coxes. All alumni with some rowing experience either recent or in the long distant past are welcome to participate. NB: The races are planned to take place using mixed crews on C4+ boats. A C4+ is a coxed stern-loaded sweeping boat for 4 rowers.
Volunteer Ticket. To make this event happen, we're looking for volunteers. On top of helping the societies run the event, you get a 50% discount on your ticket. Please choose the role that you'd like to fill at the moment of purchasing a ticket. You will be contacted after sign-up. The roles are as follows:
- Social Media - help taking pictures throughout the event (whole event)
- Erg supervisor - supervise the ergs during the erg competition (1hr)
- Bartender - help out behind the bard during the event (1 hr)
For any questions, please email the Oxbridge Secretary at [email protected]
See you there!
The organising committee (Anibal, Bastiaan, Ruth)
NB - OxCam Tickets: This event requires Oxbridge membership for Oxbridge tickets, so please make sure to purchase a membership if you have not done so yet. Membership allows us to run and subsidize our events throughout the year. Any member tickets held without active membership may be cancelled and refunded.
Refund policy: Tickets may be refunded up until one week in advance of the event (September 23, 23:59). Unfortunately, the Eventbrite fee (1,20 EUR) is non-refundable.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Willem III, 8 Jan Vroegopsingel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
EUR 0.00 to EUR 10.00