The Gemini Boat Race Partners with FRBC

Posted on Tue, 9 Mar, 2021

The Boat Race Company Limited (BRCL) announces Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian, as the Principal Partner of the 2021 Boat Race. The 166th Men’s and 75th Women’s events will take place on the River Great Ouse at Ely on 4th April 2021 as “The Gemini Boat Race”, a safe and closed event covered live by the BBC.

The partnership will further develop the sport by engaging young people with limited access to rowing through The Gemini Boat Race Bursary Scheme. The £75,000 Bursary will provide rowing instruction and education to students through the Fulham Reach Boat Club, a registered charity that aims to remove the financial barriers that often prevent them from taking part.

Cameron Winklevoss, President at Gemini said, “Our experience in rowing taught us that whether you are building yourself as an athlete or building a start-up, the power of big dreams together with conviction and perseverance cannot be underestimated. We are excited to support this historic event to go ahead safely and widen access to the sport through The Gemini Boat Race Bursary Scheme. Our hope for the Bursary Scheme is to enable more young people to explore the skills that rowing develops in and outside of the boat, including focus, confidence and teamwork.”

Steve O'Connor, CEO of Fulham Reach Boat Club said, "We’re hugely excited to have Gemini announced as the principal partner of the Boat Race.  The creation of the Gemini Boat Race Bursary Scheme will allow our ongoing partnership with the Boat Race to grow and open up further access to the benefits of rowing for hundreds of young people who live and go to school along the banks of the Thames and wouldn’t normally get the chance to take part."

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