FAQs

For any specific questions please email us directly at one of the email addresses here. We will try to use this page to respond to comments that may be of interest to many people, but our primary point of contact is via email.

General

Are you a real rowing team?

LOL yes! Warwick Rowing (formerly University of Warwick Boat Club) was founded in 1966 and has been officially recognised as one of the university’s best sports clubs for its unique combination of accessibility and competition focus. Now on the verge of top tier status in British rowing, Warwick Rowing has produced some of the most outstanding rowers of recent years, including Tom Solesbury (Current British Olympian and World Cup Championship medallist, Boat Race winner with Oxford in 2009) and Ben Ellison (2011 Boat Race winner with Oxford).

Why do you do a calendar?

Rowing is a really expensive sport, and we don’t get as much help with our costs as rowing clubs at other universities. This is mainly because, compared to other top tier universities, we are relatively new, and do not have large alumni bequests to fund sports activity. Back in 2009, our boats were dilapidated and we had no way of repairing them. We started the calendar as a way of literally keeping the club afloat! The success of the calendar has transformed the club, and has also enabled us to start making a contribution beyond our sport. See Charity below.

 

Supporting Warwick Rowing

What products do you sell?

We sell a growing range of Warwick Rowers products featuring our men’s team. These include the print calendars, the “making of the calendar” films, and a range of digital stills downloads that include the calendar images themselves and around two hundred bonus images in a variety of different packs. We have also just introduced a range of greeting cards, and will be bringing you more great, new products over the coming months. If you have any ideas, please write to our producer at [email protected]

Do you only sell products with guys?

“Warwick Rowers” is just the guys, but the girls in the club produce a very cool calendar of their own. If you want to buy products featuring the women’s team, please go to warwickrowing.org/shop

Why do you want to write to me?

Two reasons. Firstly, we want to be able to let you know when we bring out something that might interest you. Also, support is crucial to success in sport. It helps us as a team to be able to let you know when we’re doing well or, even more, when we need to be in your prayers!

Who runs the business?

We do! Apart from our producer, who’s long done with university, we are all current full-time students at the University of Warwick, and active members of the rowing club. This does mean that we aren’t always as good as Amazon when it comes to getting everything right, but please believe us when we say that we are trying really hard!

Where do you sell your products?

We mainly sell our products online at warwickrowers.org, so you’re in the right place, right now! And we deliver all over the world!!

We are also open to approaches from retailers and are delighted to say that our print calendars are already available from Kitson stores throughout Los Angeles; Calendar Club in Leamington Spa, England; Eisenherz Books in Berlin; and Bookworld in Puerto Banus, Marbella, Spain.

 

Problems!

Why can’t I get the film as a DVD?

We decided long ago that the simplest way of getting our films to people was via downloads. DVDs are expensive to make, particularly the BluRay format that would be required to show our films, which are produced in full 1080P HD. We also recognize that people may want to play our films across a range of devices, and our format allows the films to be played on smartphones, tablets, computers and media servers.

Why is there a copyright notice on my digital downloads?

We want to give our customers the best possible versions of our digital content, optimized for clear viewing on high resolution displays. Unfortunately, we have had experiences in the past where this content has been posted in public forums for people to download. We want everyone to understand that, while we share lots of free content publicly, our high resolution content is only for people who support our club and our charity. These notices are there to remind people of that, but we do try to make them as unobtrusive as possible.

 

Charity and Sport Allies

When I buy your products, where does my money go?

Briefly, the money is divided between production costs, supporting the club in its sporting activity, and supporting good causes. The project’s fixed overheads are pretty much limited to website hosting – there is no rent to cover, we have no salaried workers, and everyone who works on the project does so either voluntarily, on task-related short-term contracts, or for performance-related pay only.

So is this a student project or a professional enterprise?

We’d like to think of it as a student project that delivers content like a professional enterprise! The calendar was originally created and marketed to raise funds to support student sport, and every penny from all sales went to Warwick Rowing. Apart from the photography, the students did everything themselves. However, we all recognized that this limited the scope of the project in many ways. The calendar and all the associated products are now professionally produced, and while this means that we incur production costs, we have succeeded in keeping fixed costs to a minimum while creating content that reaches a much, much wider market.

So how much goes to good causes?

Even with higher costs, more than half of the money you pay goes directly to either the rowing programme or to our Sport Allies programme challenging homophobia. To put this in context, charity Christmas cards in the UK are legally obliged to give only 2% to charity, and our research shows that most such cards give less than 10%.

We introduced charitable giving with the launch of our 2012 film, when we donated 25% of the retail price of the film to Sport Relief, a major UK national charity. We then decided to use our 2013 film to support the StandUp Foundation, a charity registered in both the UK and the US challenging homophobia. Although our 2013 film was more expensive to produce, we committed to giving the StandUp Foundation up to 20% of the retail price of the film, with a minimum donation of 50p per download.

How much support will Sport Allies get from Warwick Rowers product sales?

With our new Sport Allies initiative, we are making a clear commitment to give an absolute minimum of 10% of all profits from every single product we sell, not just the films. This is vastly more than we have given before. And we are giving more than money. Equally importantly, everyone involved in the project, including our professional associates, is committing to give contracted minimum volunteering time to making Sport Allies happen.

Tell me more about Sport Allies!

We’re very excited about this. Sport Allies was born out of the Warwick Rowers calendar project, and the relationship that It has enabled between a bunch of (mainly!) straight jocks and the gay community. We are proud of this relationship, and Sport Allies is how we plan to honour it.

As well as having attracted the support of a UK registered charity to work with us on developing our programme, we have also secured the support of one of the world’s largest accountancy and professional services corporations.

Sport Allies will:

• Deliver an outreach programme to local schools, challenging homophobia and seeking to make sport more accessible to all
• Establish a replicable model for all university sports clubs to become more diverse and inclusive, and undertake community outreach work to promote inclusion to young people
• Develop and produce viral content to encourage young people who need advice about their sexuality to call a national helpline in the UK or visit a website which will list similar international resources.

181 Responses to FAQs

  1. ANGUS November 29, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    Wonderful county……..beautiful people…..I can’t wait to get my signed calendar and view the film. Thank you so much guys……made my day!! Keep up the fab work… the very best to you all, Angus. x

    • Gene January 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

      Saw the film pretty cool just wish there was more frontal nudity after all showing your ass or crotch covered is not nudity

  2. Fabien November 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Hi,
    I can’t find the size of the “basic” print calendar… what does it look like? is it a 30cm*30cm calendar?
    Thankx for your answer

    • admin November 30, 2013 at 2:44 am #

      The calendar is A4 size.

  3. Johannes November 30, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Hi Guys,
    Last week I received my order. The calendars look fine although I have only seen the front and back page. They are still in their foil wrappers, because they are meant to be birthday presents for some of my (gay) friends. I am sure that they will appreciate the content.
    I love the sport and started rowing at the age of 16 by joining the local boat club. I continued rowing when I moved to Rotterdam for my university education. I support your cause(s) and I think it is brilliant what you do.
    Never forget that rowing is a team effort. Enjoy your sport and take good care of your boat. As you probably know, a good boat can cost the equivalent of a very luxury car.
    Take care,

    Johannes

  4. Rebekah December 1, 2013 at 4:31 am #

    How does the calender ship?

    • admin December 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

      The calendar is despatched in the UK through the Royal Mail, with airmail for overseas deliveries.

  5. E December 3, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    So how does the pre-sale purchase work? Do you email me when the download is ready or do I just keep checking? If I have to check, where exactly do I go to do so? Also, what happens if my internet connection is disrupted in the middle of a download? (since the purchase is X1 download)

  6. Arisa December 4, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    why can’t i download 2014 Film Pre-Sale, there is no link in my account…

    • admin December 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

      Hi, you should have received a download link via email, however access to the film has now been enabled on your account. Thanks!

  7. Gerry December 6, 2013 at 1:40 am #

    I’d like to donate to both Sport Allies and Warwick Rowing but don’t wish to purchase the 2014 Calendar or Film. Is there a way to do this?

  8. Tamerut December 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I just discovered you blokes this morning through Facebook, and I must say, I am truly excited to get me order!! I think I ordered duplicates of everything 🙂 I’ll wait as long as it takes, because it goes to your great cause, and I can’t wait to see your great forms 😉 One of my guy friends has been a rower for several years, did a stint as captain, and is in a lovely relationship with his husband, so I will be telling him about this project (if he doesn’t know already!). Cheers & thank you so much for all your hard work!!

    Tame

  9. Robin December 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Are you able to ship to the US? What is the price conversion to US Dollars?

    • admin December 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      Yes, we ship to the US. Order now for Christmas delivery! Exchange rate is currently around $1.63 to £1.

  10. olivia December 8, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Hi! I live in the US, would I receive the calender in a week, or does it leave you within a week of ordering?

    • admin December 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

      We aim to dispatch all US orders this week to reach you in time for Christmas, so it’s unlikely to reach you in a week at this time of year. Sorry.

  11. Kelly December 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm #

    Hi,
    Where do I find the link for the film? Made payment several days ago. Does it come in an email or a link here on your site?

    Looking forward to getting my signed by the boys calendar .

    Thanks so much.

    • admin December 9, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

      Hi, you should have received a download link via email, however the access to the film has now been enabled on your account. Thanks!

  12. Alex December 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    Is there full frontal nudity in the video or the calendar?

    • admin December 9, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

      Lots in the video. There isn’t supposed to be any in the calendar, but one girl spotted a penis immediately. Can you find it?

  13. Ari December 9, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    How are the calendars packaged? Is it just plain packaging? I would like to buy one without having anyone find out I just bought a naked calendar (because I’m in the closet).

    • admin January 2, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

      Yes, the packaging is plain!

  14. Jacob December 10, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    I have had to download the Bigger, Longer, Uncut video twice and I can’t get it to download for me. The page just keeps saying loading and the video never downloads. I have clicked the links provided when I purchased the download, so I don’t know what is wrong.

  15. 庭瑜 December 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Sorry to trouble you. Could you help me to find out if I could receive my parcel before christmas ?

    • 庭瑜 December 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

      Sorry to trouble you. Could you help me to find out if I could receive my parcel before christmas,please ?

      • admin December 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

        Unforunately, Tina, the last postal date for parcels to reach Taiwan from the UK in time for Christmas was a week before you placed your order. Please read our urgent updates on Christmas deliveries for more information.

    • admin December 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

      Please read our Urgent Updates on Christmas deliveries – it depends on where you are!

  16. Sam December 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    Does the calendar have writing space next to the dates?

    • admin December 16, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

      Yes, there is a whole A4 page (around 9″x11″) for each month, with date boxes that you can write in.

      • Sam December 17, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

        Amen, thank you 😉

  17. Harvey December 18, 2013 at 1:58 am #

    if i purchase the video download, will anything be sent to my house? id rather everything via email.

    • admin January 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

      All downloads are done through your computer and nothing is sent to your house. The only products that involve shipping are the signed and unsigned calendars, and the greetings cards.

  18. Gina December 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I ordered a print calendar a couple weeks ago and I haven’t got it yet. On my account the order status says “complete,” does that mean it’s been delivered or just that the order is processed?

    • admin December 22, 2013 at 4:42 am #

      Hi, Gina. Your order was made and processed within the times that, according to the UK’s Royal Mail, mean it should reach you in time for Christmas. “Complete” means your order has been processed and despatched. Delivery is in the hands of the UK and US postal services, and we hope that the calendar reaches you in time!

  19. Kelly December 24, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Dear Warwick Rowing Team,
    I received your email about the problems with calendars.
    Thank you.

    But please know that for me, the apology is not needed. You are doing something generous. Supporting your team AND helping young people to appreciate how hard it is for GLBT people to relax into sport. That’s a BIG job.

    So go easy.

    I don’t care if my calendar comes next June. I am behind you all the way. Cheers to you all.

    It has been said that “Haters will hate.” Ignore them. Follow your dream. The joy you hve brought to so many, the kindness you are displaying is to be applauded.

    Don’t ever forget that.

    Kelly

  20. Jason December 28, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    Are all the guys who get naked 18 or older?

    • admin December 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

      Yes, they are!

  21. Brandy January 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    I am very excited about this calendar, hoping to get delivery soon, is there a reason why you don’t include tracking numbers with your order confirmations so that we can all bite our nails in anticipation of delivery? 😉 Sexy things!!!

    • admin January 2, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      We don’t use a tracked mail service, as this would add considerably to the delivery costs.

  22. Shankar January 30, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Hey,
    I live in the University, I would like to get a signed calender for a friend. Can i buy it directly, to save the trouble of shipping and going through paypal?

  23. JP February 18, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    Hi,

    I have established an account with your website a year ago but when i tried to login today, it says it doesn’t exist. I went on to select the password reset, which I got a response and link for the reset.. After resetting the password, I tried login in again but got the same no such account response from the website. Please help! Thanks. JP

    P.S. The account was created using my email address.

    • admin April 4, 2014 at 11:42 am #

      Hi

      This website is still relatively new. All our sales used to go through Warwick Student Union, and so unfortunately any account set up with them won’t work on the new site.

  24. Dave March 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Hi,
    I want to order some greeting cards and was wondering if payment can only be made by PayPal or do you accept other payment options

    • admin April 4, 2014 at 11:41 am #

      Hi

      unfortunately we are only able to accept paypal at the moment.

  25. Jit Lee April 14, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi, Was trying to purchase the 2014 download of your “Bigger, Longer & uncut” but was unsuccessful. Attempted 6 times on 11 April and twice this evening. Tried Paypal and 2 other credit cards but all failed to go through. Kindly advise.

  26. Alex June 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    Hi there! 🙂

    First of all, I want to thank you for this wonderful project! You guys are really awesome, but not only the models (I do say models because they are really really hot!). The photographers and all the other people involved did a great job!

    So, I’m thinking about ordering the 2014 video (you know, the “bigger, longer, uncut..”). I just wanted to know what the runtime of the video is?
    Many thanks in advance! 🙂

    • admin July 4, 2014 at 5:07 am #

      Hi, Alex The video lasts for around an hour – and I don’t think you will be disappointed! It is in full colour, full HD, with all original music, lots of interviews, and lots of great shots of the boys in motion.

  27. Carlo July 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    How long are the 2013 and 2014 bonus films? Both the main films are awesome. Thank you Warwick Rowers and Angus!

    • admin July 22, 2014 at 7:46 am #

      Hi Carlo,

      the 2014 bonus film is about 50 minutes, whereas the 2013 bonus film is much shorter, at around 5 minutes.

  28. Carlo July 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    Why don’t you do a bit of a profile of each rower in the Meet the Team section?

    • admin July 22, 2014 at 7:47 am #

      This is something we are working on for the coming year. It all takes time!

  29. david July 14, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    I purchased and fully downloaded file yesterday hut when going to downloads and clicking on file, it says cannot open file. I have an Amazon kindle, am I meant to download another so to view the file. A DVD would be so much easier lol.

    • admin July 22, 2014 at 7:47 am #

      Hi David

      It definitely works fine on a PC, I’m not sure about a kindle.

  30. christopher July 20, 2014 at 6:57 am #

    if there are diversities in the rowing boat club then why are there no Blacks or Asians in the calender, or are there no homophobia’s in the Blacks or Asian communities. try to upgrade your calender or diversity.

    • admin July 22, 2014 at 7:50 am #

      Hi Christopher,

      This is a good question and something the club takes very seriously. Unfortunately the wider rowing community suffers from the false perception that rowing is a white middle class sport, and so it is difficult for one club to reverse that view. However initiatives are being taken in the university to try and encourage more diverse participation.

  31. christopher July 20, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    Although you guy are doing a great job with what you are doing cause its going to help a lot of young ones in the world.

  32. Shipping Charges for limited edition print July 21, 2014 at 1:57 am #

    The print looks excellent and I would love to order it. Could you please let me know the cost for mailing the smallest print to Canada including packaging?

    As well, I am sooo tempted to purchase the bonus film as well. How long in duration are the 2013 and 2014 Crowdfunder bonus films?
    Will there be a 2015 bonus film available next year?

    Thank you

  33. Rob July 25, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    is it possible just to place an order for the 2015 calendar?

    • admin July 30, 2014 at 10:49 am #

      Hi, Rob

      We aren’t offering single print calendars as part of our crowdfunder campaign. You will be able to order these when they launch in October. The price is likely to be £12 plus p&p.

      Thanks

      The Boys xxx

  34. Danny July 28, 2014 at 3:24 am #

    hey there, congrats from new york city on a terrific sport, site and cause. i want to order your hoodie but i have a couple questions. i’m 5’8″ (i know, that’s ‘american’ height!), should i order the size ‘small’ or ‘medium’. i don’t want it too small or too tight, but i also don’t want it too big.. will it shrink ?! .. your thoughts appreciated. also, your shop does not actually show a picture of the hoodie, so what exactly is the decoration/design ? much thanks, keep up the great work. come to nyc !

    • admin July 30, 2014 at 10:38 am #

      Hi, Danny

      Thanks for your query! The t-shirt and hoodie are not cut to be tight-fitting, so you should be fine going with your normal size. Both are made in quality fabrics, so they should retain their shape and size. We’re going to get some designs up as soon as we can – they’re finished, and the people who have seen them, love them!! Thanks again, The Boys xxx

  35. Jayne's Mom July 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    I’m going to order this for my lovely *single* daughter for Christmas this year. (Get that lads? Finished University, 26 years, gorgeous… LOL) What is the expected shipping date for the print calendar this season? Thanks for the information.

    • admin July 30, 2014 at 10:26 am #

      Hi, Jayne’s Mom!

      We plan to launch the calendar in October. Crowdfunders will be the first to get theirs – your orders will be pre-loaded with our fulfilment company. However, we are not selling single print calendars as a crowd funding reward – you will be able to buy those after we launch. But goods are normally dispatched within 24 hours of ordering, so there will be no problem getting it for Christmas! (There were problems last year, but these have been well and truly fixed!!). Thanks, The Boys. xx

  36. Frank July 30, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi there! fist of all: bravo for your commitment and your bodies 😉

    my question is: when will the 2015 calendar go on sale? We want to get it for a friend’s birthday in the middle of august, will it be out before then? and can it be shipped to germany?

    greetings

    • admin July 31, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

      No, sadly the 2015 calendar will not be available until October. But we will definitely be shipping it to Germany!!

      Thanks for your support

      The Boys

      xxx

  37. Peter August 8, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    Wow – what a film (2014)! So much less inhibited than those Dieux du Stade efforts. Amazing bodies and some gorgeous accents. (And even the Hooray Henrys sound sexy when they’re naked!) Hope some of those shy novice rowers will flaunt their assets more flamboyantly for 2015! Unalloyed pleasure from beginning to end, but my absolute fave is the slightly hesitant guy with the six o’clock shadow who clambered over the haystack – so handsome, such a gorgeous body, and obviously a very genuine and decent guy.

  38. Peter August 8, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Which of the boys from the 2014 film will still be around in 2014-5? Would make my day to bump into them when I come to Warwick Arts Centre!

  39. Peter August 9, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    After being blown away by the 2014 film I also downloaded the 2012 one. Interesting to see how much less slick it was, and the boys seemed more self-conscious, with far fewer interview clips, which was a shame. The cox was quite amazingly attractive – such a sexy smile; the Joe Root of rowing – and the chapter titles amusingly suggestive. BUT… what a disappointment to find the frontal nudity pixellated: as well as making the film less erotic it was artistically jarring. Is there no possibility of some retrospective liberating? And can you assure me that by 2013 it was all hanging out?

  40. Jasmé August 10, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    Dear warwickrower-that-has-tot-deal-with-all-the-reply’s-on-this-page
    First: thank you for doing that; it makes the world a better place with less hard feelings.
    Second: There are some rumours on changing the old callendar-format for a new one, which is nice. But after wondering around in this and many other corners of the world wide web, I discovered that the details on those formats tend to be shrouded in mystery. Could you shine a light in this matter?

    • admin August 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi, Jasme

      What we can tell you at this stage is that the new calendar will have much bigger pictures! It will be of a higher quality and we think it will offer better value. It will also have a couple of exciting new features that we think are pretty unusual if not unique! That’s all we can say right now, though….

      Thanks

      The Boys
      xxx

  41. Peter August 10, 2014 at 9:29 pm #

    Hey! Why does Jasme get a reply before me?

    • admin August 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

      Sorry, Peter! If you mean the question about pixellation, then I can confirm we only had pixellation in our 2012 film. It was due to a communications mix-up – the rower in charge had not understood or told the other boys that the film could not hide everything in the way that still images do. We made very clear the following year that a documentary about a naked calendar is bound to feature some frontal nudity!

  42. Peter August 13, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Just downloaded and watched the 2013 film; I’ve put a review in the relevant section. What is on the bonus films, and why are they so much more expensive?

    • admin August 13, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

      Thanks, Peter! The bonus films are essentially the raw, unedited footage from our calendar shoots. They give our top supporters the opportunity to be part of the production, and get an insider view of what the camera saw.

      Because the footage contains more nudity than our main film, we take extra precautions to ensure that it does not “escape into the wild” – this is one reason why we can only release it to people who have spent a considerable amount of money on products that will need to be delivered to a genuine street address.

      Thanks!

      The Boys
      xxx

  43. Peter August 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    What degree of nudity is there in the various bonus photo packs? Are they more like the calendars themselves (discreet ‘covering’) or the let-it-all-hang-out films? Or does it vary? Also which boys are in which packs? And how many photos in each? I’d particularly like to see more of Josh and Jack from 2014, and Tom and (smaller) Chris from 2012.

    • Peter August 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

      Just to clarify – when I say ‘smaller’ I mean the one with less broad shoulders – wouldn’t want any misunderstanding…

    • admin September 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

      Hi, Peter

      That’s a lot of questions, and some are honestly hard for us to answer. The bonus packs are more like the calendar in terms of nudity, though we are a little more relaxed, and our supporters are quick to spot where things have slipped through the net! Your best bet is to buy our Silver or Gold Collection – they’re great value, and each of these contain every bonus pic we have released to date, so you can’t go wrong!

      Thanks

      The Boys

      xxx

  44. Scott B September 15, 2014 at 6:32 pm #

    Am I able to purchase just a single print calendar this year? Thanks

    • admin September 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

      Hi, Scott

      Yes, as soon as the new range launches in October.

      Thanks

      The Boys
      xxx

  45. Michelle September 24, 2014 at 1:36 am #

    Hi! I’m in the U.S. and I would like to order the 2015 print calendar for my friend but I don’t know when it will be available and I really don’t want to miss the deadline.

    • admin September 24, 2014 at 9:06 am #

      Hi, Michelle

      The calendar will go on sale as an individual item in October. We will be able to ship to the US in time for Christmas until some point in early December.

      Thanks

      The Boys
      xxx

    • admin October 6, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

      Hi, Michelle

      The calendar will go on sale in October and we will be able to send orders to the US in time for Christmas that are placed before a date in December that we will confirm nearer the time.

      Thanks for your support!

      The Boys
      xxx

  46. Gary October 6, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    Just wondering when it will go onsale? and if we can sign up to be notified when it does?

    • admin October 6, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

      Hi, Gary

      The calendar will go on sale later this month. If you have registered on the website, we will send you an email when the 2015 items become available. In the meantime you can still buy our Crowdfunder offers!

      Thanks for your support

      The Boys
      xxx

  47. D October 18, 2014 at 4:52 am #

    Why are you guys asking people to vote for you for awards? I thought this was about fighting homophobia…

    • admin October 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

      Thank you for your question, Dorothy. We are doing everything we can, including taking our clothes off, to draw attention to the need to challenge homophobia. We are honoured to have been nominated for an award for that work. The award is open to a public vote, and winning would bring greater attention to what we are doing, and to the need to tackle homophobia in and through sport. So there is a very direct connection.

      The Boys
      xx

  48. Alex October 25, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Congratulations! You do a great and beautiful work against homophobia and I wished my (former) rowing team at Oxford University would be as brave as you are. Can’t wait to order the 2015 Calender!

  49. Yiwen October 29, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    May I know when we can download the boatload photo, movie and bonus movie? Thanks

  50. Cadifor November 1, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    Hi, I might be overlooking something obvious but I’m wondering from which section of the site can I purchase and download the 2014 bonus film. I can’t seem to find that option in the shop section.

    • admin November 2, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

      Yes, you can buy it as an add-on with the purchase of our current limited edition signed art print, available from £95.

  51. Chris November 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    The product listing page says that after successful payment you will be taken to the download link immediately however this is not the case. My order completed and I have a successful payment e-mail from PayPal but the website just goes back to the order confirmation page where there is no link. After clicking on my order in My Account the status of the order is Pending Payment. There is mention here in the FAQs that you also get an e-mail with the link but this hasn’t happened. What do I do here?

    • admin November 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm #

      Hi, Chris. Sorry to hear you’re having problems. 2015 downloads are on pre-order. They will be ready within the next 1-2 weeks. For any other problems, please go to Support.

      Thanks

      The Boys

  52. Chris November 3, 2014 at 7:13 am #

    Hi there. No I purchased the 2014 film. I will contact support as nothing has changed still.

  53. admin November 6, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    Hi, Stephane. It is a pre-order. The film will be ready in less than two weeks, and will be made available to you automatically as soon as it is ready.

  54. MB November 11, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    I am not gay or bi… but I would go gay for Tristan. He’s one cute guy

    • admin November 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

      We will be sure to let Tristan know, Martin! And thank you for getting in touch – always good to hear from fans in Kenya, where we know homophobia is a major issue.

      Thanks

      The Boys

      • MB November 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

        If Tristan or Matt are ever on holiday in East Africa, tell them to hit me up…

  55. Etienne November 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    When will the crowdfunder downloads be available and how will I get them? I hope very soon!

    • admin November 18, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

      Everything but the 2015 film should be available on your account now!

  56. Mark November 19, 2014 at 3:45 am #

    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if any of you are nudists/naturists by chance. Anyone go to nude beaches resorts or relax nude at home? You all seem so comfortable being nude. And thanks so much for your support!!!

  57. Edward November 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    I ran across the Warwick Rowers on Facebook with a posting made by a friend of mine. After watching the short video and reading about your mission and Sports Allies affiliation I was moved by your project. It is my hope that others will follow your lead and commitment to making sport available and rewarding for all.
    The other positive that came from my exposure to the Warwick Rowers is finding a meaningful Christmas gift to send my friend who posted your video. I am sure she will enjoy.
    Best wishes for continued success with your initiative.

  58. Peter November 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    Just checking – what I’ve just downloaded is a taster film, yes, and the full version is now paid for but not yet ready? When do you expect the latter to be available? (Even with faves like Josh having moved on, there seems plenty to look forward to!)

    • admin December 1, 2014 at 4:21 am #

      Hi, Peter

      Thanks for getting in touch. We are happy to say that the film is officially finished!! We signed off on it today. Now it needs to be encoded with our new anti-piracy software. We are not sure how long this will take, so we will not make any promises. However, it will not be long now!!

      Thanks

      The Boys
      xxx

  59. Richard December 1, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I have purchased the 2015 film and one of the photo sets. I had planned to buy a few more photo sets when I got more money together. I also had not realised when I purchased it that the 2015 film was only available to pre-order. I have since found out that the boatload download has all the photoshoots plus an exclusive set only available with that boatload download – is this correct? Is there any way to ‘upgrade’ my order to this instead of what I have already purchased if I wanted to?

  60. Randy Floyd December 9, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    What a great team!

  61. andrewturner157 December 10, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    Hi guys

    I love that you’ve started to put up rowers profiles. Are you able to do one for all rowers in the 2015 film? It would be nice to put a name to each face.

    Keep up the excellent work

    Andrew x

  62. Gerard December 11, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    Hello guys,,

    After succeeding to download the film I just want you guys let you know how much I enjoyed watching the film.
    Seemingly all the rowers had lots of fun together making this film. Thanks for the film and the photo downloads!

  63. Richard P Amnott December 16, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    “HI,” Guys Excellent product without being cheap or dirty !!!

    Best regards,——–Dick

  64. Michael December 31, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    I noticed that questions were being answered here and not in the original section I posted this, so here it goes –

    Just curious, I noted in one of the videos that Matt said he was the centerfold and then showed a very stunning picture of him. Now I see that Laurie is the centerfold – did I miss something or did something go wrong? I would have asked this privately but I know I’m not the only person who’s noticed this little faux pas and might also be wondering the same question. I hope it was nothing serious, he seemed like such a charming and handsome lad that really seemed to give full support to the LGBT community. If you please, contact me with the associated e-mail with this screen name. Thank you all again very much for Sport Allies and it’s support for the LGBT community. BTW, Laurie has also made an exceptional centerfold for the calendar.

    • admin January 1, 2015 at 1:36 am #

      Hi, Michael

      We’re happy to clear this up! Laurie was the centrefold in the 2014 calendar, and Matt is the centrefold for the 2015 calendar, with our massive new full colour fold-out A2 poster. The picture shown in the film where Matt tells us he’s the centrefold is not, in fact, the centrefold image – for film purposes, a “landscape” shot works better than a “portrait” format, so we used another solo shot of Matt from the calendar.

      Thanks for your kind comments and the support.

      All the best

      The Boys
      xx

      • Michael January 1, 2015 at 7:06 am #

        Thank you for the reply. I kind of thought that’s how I got things mixed up, although I wasn’t sure. In any event, exceptional job boys!

  65. Mark January 11, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    Sunday morning, downloaded my film and woke up in bed with the Warwick Rowers – if only! This is a beautiful, behind-the scenes, high quality film. Worth the price and for a great cause. There is plenty of full frontal, if that’s what you are looking for – posing for the calendar photos, or in between the shots. I enjoyed these the most – natural shots of the guys buck naked carrying their boats, rowing, fooling around or checking out how their own shots have turned out with the photographer. Are the guys good looking? You bet – with some fit to grace any professional model shoot. Also plenty for those of us who get off on the boy next door type – or the less classically good-looking guys who just ooze sex-appeal. Rowing must be the best way to get a great body – all the participants qualify – even the slimmer coxes are hot and naked!This initiative has, literally, blown the Stade de France guys out of the water and I am a total convert now to the Warwick Rowers Calendar and will be telling all my gay friends.
    Mark – Amsterdam
    PS Download the film but make sure you have a good internet connection. With 10 Megabits download here it took 40 mins to download.

  66. Jesse February 9, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    Just saw your video interview from a few months ago at Huffington Post. Thank you for contributing to the fight against homophobia and providing some wonderful eye candy all at once! One thing about the video was a little troubling, though. Why was it necessary for them to point out that they’re straight (at about the 2-minute mark), especially given they weren’t asked?

    • admin February 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

      Thanks, Jesse. We were explaining that we decided to support the gay community as people who are not a part of that community. We are saying that we shouldn’t leave it to LGBT people to fight for LGBT rights – it’s everyone’s job.

      Cheers

      The Boys

  67. Andrew June 2, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    Is there any way to order a Poster or Print of a specific photo from one of the photo downloads?

    • admin July 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm #

      Not at the moment, Andrew, but it’s something we might look into!

  68. Jean Carol June 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

    You were so generous in the WR15 regular film! Will you be as generous and as “without inhibition” in the WR16 regular film? If yes, I’m not sure that I will buy the “whole enchilada” this year. I don’t need since we can already see a lot in the regular film. But if you say that the extra film of this year will be more hot and sexy than ever, then I will have no choice! And again, I will buy the “Whole Enchilada”.

    • admin July 13, 2015 at 4:28 pm #

      Thank you for your kind comments, Jean! I think the answer is that we always believe in going forwards, never backwards! So we hope that ALL our WR16 offerings will be at least as enjoyable as WR15!! The Whole Enchilada, or whatever we call it this year, will always be the best bet…

  69. hecsanb August 20, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Does the book contain the same set of videos that the andalucia have?

    • admin August 20, 2015 at 11:17 am #

      No, the video that comes with the book is separate – it is essentially the most revealing of the raw footage from our shoots. That is why we have to limit its circulation – we don’t want it turning up on the internet!

      • hecsanb August 21, 2015 at 10:09 am #

        when will the book be available?

  70. Chris August 21, 2015 at 4:25 am #

    When will WR2016 be released?

    • admin August 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm #

      Hi, Chris.

      Our 2016 content will be released in September, October and November. The print calendars will start being despatched to crowdfunders in September, and our main launch will be in October. The book, which takes a while to make, will be ready in late November.

  71. Yiwen August 25, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    For A Day in the Country and A Weekend in Andalucia, do these 2 projects include the video of shooting at these 2 places?
    Does the unedited footage contain the behind scene of A Day in the Country and A Weekend in Andalucia?

    Also, could you reply the email of [email protected]?

    By the way….it is not easy to find FAQ here. I prefer last year QAF which was placed on the bottom of campaign.

    I made my word that I will support Warwick rowers this year and following years as Warwick rowers’ excellent Sport Allies and wonderful raw unedited footage. I really miss Matt, Lauren and Ryan though they might not appear in the calendar anymore.

    • admin August 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

      Hi! Yes, these packages include everything in our Men in Motion package, so: our main film(s), shot in England and Spain, as well as the film of our US tour. And the unedited footage that comes with the book will be from our filming in England, Spain and the US.

  72. Franklin August 25, 2015 at 9:03 pm #

    When will the crowdfunder downloads be available. My account shows processing now several days. Your club seems to have a lot of fun. Thanks

    • admin August 25, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

      Hi, Franklin. We expect the 2016 downloads to be available in October. The existing downloads should be available immediately on your account.

  73. chris14122507 September 1, 2015 at 4:35 am #

    Is it good to preorder the WR 2016 book now? I want to order it but also want to wait unti November to do so. Would you print more books if demand exceeds supply?

    • admin September 1, 2015 at 9:38 am #

      Yes, you can order it now! It’s selling fast, and will be more expensive after our crowdfunder finishes, so we recommend buying it as soon as possible.

  74. Doug September 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    Trying to make the difficult decision on which crowdfunder package to purchase. Can you tell me the length of the film that accompanies the book? Thanks for all the good you do!

    • admin September 9, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

      Hi, Doug. It’s hard to say, as we haven’t cut it yet!! But last year’s was around an hour. This year we have shot a lot more material, so it’s hard to imagine it will be shorter than that… Thanks for your support – we’re working on the book right now, and we think you’re going to love it!!

      The Boys

  75. Michael September 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    Guys,

    Greetings from across the pond! Congratulations on a job well done. My 2016 calendar just arrived here in Boston and it is spectacular. From the grand size of the calendar itself and the slick cover, to page after page of amazing photos of the team taken by Angus. Also of note, are the sections on the calendar for Notes and a To Do List, as well as space to write on the calendar day itself. Also, thank you for summarizing the inspirational story of the Warwick Rowers on the back of the calendar. Set against the stunning photo of 5 naked rowers walking across a beautiful sandy beach, it reminds each of us that the work to end homophobia in sports is an important one and your support of Sport Allies is most commendable. Keep up the good work! Now I’m even more excited for the upcoming downloads and the arrival of your WR16 The Book!!! Cheers!

  76. James October 9, 2015 at 4:41 am #

    I have a question about WR16 The Book. Does it just include photos of the new team members, or does it also include photos from the US tour with the old team members like Laurie? Thanks!

    • admin October 9, 2015 at 5:30 am #

      The book is based on the 2016 calendar shoots, so does not include shots from the US tour.

  77. Martin October 13, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    Hello!
    Can you tell me when download photos Will be available?

    • admin October 13, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

      Hi, Martin. We’re hoping to get them out in the next week or so! That’s the plan anyway…

  78. keven October 23, 2015 at 1:06 am #

    Hey! just pre-order the video and was wondering if the 17 min preview is already up for download cause I couldn’t find it. Thanks.

    • admin October 23, 2015 at 8:42 am #

      Hi, Keven. Yes, it should be!! But give us a few hours to check this out in case there are any gremlins in the system.

      Thanks

      The Boys

  79. hecsanb October 23, 2015 at 7:19 am #

    Just downloaded the bonus images.. utterly speechless… absolutely love it! congrats guys!

  80. Ard October 23, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Hello Team! I also pre-ordered the 2016 package. Like Kevin wrote, I also can not find the 17 minute preview clip on my account. I guess the system gremlins are hiding in the dark 😛

  81. Roy Hedrick October 26, 2015 at 12:42 am #

    I see a lot of bottoms, are there any frontal nudes as well? I am a gay man, and appreciate your support.

    Thank You
    Dr. Roy Hedrick

    • admin October 26, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

      Dear Roy

      The convention is that “naked” calendars contain no frontal nudity, and ours is no exception. However, that is not the case with our films, coffee table book, and some of our bonus downloads.

  82. guy October 29, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    Are the new 2016 films included in the 3-downloads bundle (england, spain and US) in Ultra HD like last year? If not, will you be offering Ultra HD download on release?

    • admin October 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

      Yes they are!

  83. elton4191 November 6, 2015 at 2:01 am #

    Haven’t received my sampler yet, when does it come out? thanks!

  84. elton4191 November 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

    Wow! Just fell in love so many times 🙂

    Good Work Everyone, can’t wait for more

    thanks!

  85. E November 15, 2015 at 7:48 am #

    Hey, when is the film going to be available for download?

    • admin November 16, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

      They’ve started appearing. The England film is available right now. The Spain film will be next and then the US film – both shortly.

  86. Joseph November 17, 2015 at 11:42 pm #

    Just got the England film downloaded. A line from John Keats fits perfectly here: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” To me your film is beautiful. And I will be joyous every time I watch it. Thanks guys. I am going to send in a donation today as well. Will anxiously wait for the Spain and U.S. films.

    Joseph

  87. Carlo November 23, 2015 at 12:43 am #

    Is there a 2016 bonus film and how do you get it?

  88. sophia November 28, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

    Hi there I am wondering how long the calendar takes to get to Canada?

    • admin November 29, 2015 at 4:41 am #

      Hi, Sophie. The Royal Mail says 5-7 days, but the last posting day they suggest for Christmas is 16 December, so probably best to allow an extra couple of days at this time of the year. Thanks. The Boys. xx

  89. Todd November 29, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

    I recently received an email telling me that there was a 17 minute sampler video available to me as I purchased the book – but I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the site. Help!

  90. chris14122507 December 2, 2015 at 3:52 am #

    Are the 2016 films and the bonus film from the book the same or different? Eitheir way, I have purchased both!

    • Joseph December 3, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

      I did not see an answer to question posed by Chris14122507. I have the same question. Can you please give us an answer. Thanks a bunch.

      • admin December 3, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

        The bonus film that comes with the book is separate from the 2016 films. It is essentially additional content that we did not include in those films.

    • admin December 3, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      The bonus film that comes with the book is separate from the 2016 films. It is essentially additional content that we did not include in those films.

  91. B December 3, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    Hi, i bought the england film and now want to buy the spain film but cannot find it alone. Is it available?

    • admin December 3, 2015 at 10:26 am #

      The US Tour film is running longer than we expected, and is therefore taking longer to edit and finish. However, it is very nearly done and will be available to purchasers at some point in December before Christmas.

      • B December 5, 2015 at 10:47 am #

        But what about the Spain film, is it possible to buy it alone? I can’t find it on its own

        • admin December 5, 2015 at 3:16 pm #

          The films are available in packages: (1) England, (2) England and Spain and (3) England, Spain and the US. This is because we thought that the Spain and US films would be shorter. As it turns out, they are all more or less the same length. We may make them available separately, but at the same standard price as the England film. So the existing packages are better value.

          • B December 5, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

            That’s what I’m asking – if you can make the Spain film available separately because I’ve already bought the England film and as it stands, there’s no option to get the Spain film without re-buying the England film.

          • B December 5, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

            Do you understand what I’m asking?

    • admin December 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm #

      Thank you for your queries and your patience! As a result of customer feedback, especially yours, and because the films have ended up being more equal in length than we originally anticipated, we will make each of our films available as a standalone purchase. The packs will still be better value, but you will be able to buy each film separately. Please understand that we are not able to make this happen over the weekend, but we will endeavour to get the individual films on sale as soon as possible during the week commencing Monday 7 December.

      • B December 6, 2015 at 5:05 am #

        Thank You

  92. Martin December 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    When the USA film will be released?

  93. chris14122507 December 10, 2015 at 6:59 am #

    Just received the book today! Words cannot describe how excited I am about it! I promise that you will not be disappointed about the materials! If you haven’t purchased the book then you should! It’s worth every penny! Anxiously await for the US and bonus films! Thank Angus for your photography and the boys for your contributions!

  94. Martin December 19, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    When the bonus film Will be available for Those who bought the book?

  95. Peter February 17, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    Hi, lovely boys! Just been watching the 2013 film again (don’t bother with 2012 because of the pixellations, though that cox had the sexiest smile EVER!). Had forgotten how much I like Jack. Any idea what he’s up to now? I also noticed how much more coy the boys were back then, with only occasional full frontal glimpses. What a contrast with all those willy close-ups we get now, and the boys romping through fields with all their wares flapping like crazy!

    I also have a query: what has happened to the third film for this year (USA)? I paid for it months ago, but still no sign.

  96. Peter February 17, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    Several of the boys mention ‘Johnson’ as a serious joker. Who is that?

  97. Doug June 8, 2016 at 12:00 am #

    I have the same question as Martin:

    Martin December 19, 2015 at 10:06 am #

    When the bonus film Will be available for Those who bought the book?

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