Taking place at Epworth Retreat south of Lake Karapiro from 22 to 27 January, the camp is an ideal opportunity for the rowers to hone their skills in an environment which is not too dissimilar to what a high-performance rower might experience.
Row, eat and recover is the basic routine each day. Most squads have at least three sessions on the water and a recovery session each day. The recovery sessions usually consist of mobility work, stretching, core or yoga.
It was one of the more productive camps we’ve had and the rowers did a great job of staying focused despite the disappointing news regarding the cancellation of the North Island Rowing Championships, which was due to be the first major regatta of the year.
The next regatta which is due to take place is the Head of Harbour Regatta on 12 and 13 February. The format has been changed to a two-day event so that the regatta complies with Government guidelines regarding hosting events under the COVID-19 Protection Framework Red setting. King’s College is hoping to take a squad of 52 rowers to the regatta.
Head of Rowing