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Rowing race and camping weekend

Hosted by the Consul of the Helsinki Sports Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 06 Jul 09:00 - Sun 08 Jul 20:00

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How would you like to improve your fitness AND take part in one of Finland's most unique summer happenings at the same time? You would? Great, then we need you for our crew!

We will enter the Sulkava rowing race in July. This is Finland's biggest rowing event, attracting over 10,000 rowers. We'll head off to the Finnish countryside and take part in a two day trip, covering 70km through stunning (and hopefully sunny!) scenery, with an overnight camping/grilling/socialising stop in the middle to refresh us.

We will row a longboat - that means we will be 14 rowers (7 per side, each pulling one oar) and one pilot giving direction and steering. Teamwork and practice is the key here! We aim to have fun, but we're also aiming to row well. Everybody rows, nobody quits, and we have a good time along the way :)

There are some important points to note, so please read them carefully before you sign up for this one.

• The race takes place between July 5th and 8th Protected content . You need to be available to row on those dates!
• We aim to train weekly from May 1st - Mondays 6pm to 8pm. Even if it rains.
• You WILL train with the team! Attending every session of course isn't possible for any of us, but training IS essential.

Training sessions will start at the Protected content .

We will rent a boat for the season, starting on May 1st. This allows us to run 9 weekly training sessions before the race. The entire cost will be divided equally between rowers, we expect the total cost per person to be approximately €60, that's just over €6 per session.

Payment is for the season as a whole, no matter how many sessions you attend. How much value you get for your money is up to you!

Fresh air, exercise, team building and a sea view… doesn't that sound more interesting than the treadmill at the gym? If this sounds like your idea of fun and if you feel like getting fit doing something a little different, sign up!