Rock the Boat's success comes from almost 30 years of creative designs backed up by our passion for customer service. From the beginning at Henley Women's Regatta in 1989, customers have loved our artwork and attention to detail on garments specifically chosen for rowers and the people who love them!
Our principal artist, Annabel Eyres, started the company to fund her international rowing career. Annabel represented GB at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics in the Women's Double Scull. Annabel's artistic talents and in-depth understanding of rowing are evident in the designs she produces and are now available not only on clothing and gifts, but also on limited edition prints which you can hang on your walls and which make great presents.
Di Binley joined the crew in 1997 and soon became the public face of Rock the Boat out at events around the UK and occasionally overseas. Di's knowledge of rowing comes from the other end of the scale - she started rowing at University because the Club went to the pub after every outing. Di looks after the sales and admin for Rock the Boat and is out with you on the river bank, lake side or beach in all weathers, and at the end of the phone or email too!
The rest of the Rock the Boat crew include our kit manufacturers and fabric suppliers; our printers and embroiderers - all UK based; and, of course, our happy, smiling sales crew who you meet at events! We also have agents overseas, Rob & Veronique in New Zealand, Judy in the US and Jenn in Canada. Annabel is supported by our guest artists, Jonny Cantwell, Neil; Nic; Sarah and Willinilli.
Our range now reaches from the fun rowing designs on t-shirts which made us famous, to functional sports clothing and gifts, along with smart casual stylish embroidery which is equally at home on the river bank or in the office, to great gifts for any occasion and price bracket. We have also used our design skills to support non-rowing companies, schools and organisations to strengthen their brand identity with garments and gifts.
We are proud to be the official souvenir partners of major UK events such as most of the Tideway Heads and British Rowing, and we love working with Rowing Clubs too - whether on a custom t-shirt design for the Henley squad or on a waterproof fleece order for the whole Club.
Rock the Boat - the fun and the FUNctional!