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Easter Training Camps for Shanklin Rowers

Shanklin Rowing club held their annual pre season training camps with the junior squad returning to Dorney lake, home of the 2012 Olympics rowing regatta, and a second camp courtesy of the Folly Inn on the river Medina in readiness for the new Hants & Dorset season.

The Juniors enjoyed a three-day camp, with some crews experiencing a multi lane venue for the first time, as they prepare for the upcoming Junior Inter regional regatta at the end of April.

The rowers also got to row in an Octuple and an eight, again for the first time, and they also benefitted from the guest coaches present including those based at Eton Dorney and Island born Matt Evans from Ryde.

The club will have seven juniors representing the Wessex region at the inter-regional event across five boat classes.

The Island based camp allowed rowers the opportunity to try out different boat types and combinations as well as having outings in their regular crews in near perfect conditions in preparation for the upcoming season which begins at Milford on Sea.