26 Jul 2022 |
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** Having made the crossing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, we arrived in Lingen, Germany (close to the border with the Netherlands) on Thursday evening where we joined seven members of Linden Rowing Club (Hannover). Following a meal and catching up with old friends, we turned in for an early night.
Friday morning saw the start of two and a half days intensive training camp on the Dortmund-Ems Kanal. Linden had towed boats over from Hannover for us to row in.
Our goal was to trial a number of composite crew combinations ready to race at the World Masters Rowing Championships in Libourne (close to our twin City of Bordeaux). It was not all training; we took time to see the sights and visit a few watering holes in the town too!
Bristol Ariel will have a strong contingent at the World Masters and will competing with not only crews from Linden, but also Deutscher Ruder-Club, also from Hannover. The Championships will be taking place in the second week of September 2022.
A week following the Championships thirteen Ariel members will head over to Hannover to celebrate the 75 th anniversary of the two Cities being twinned as part of the Bristol Hannover Sporting exchange.