What's your excuse?
for not joining us!
We welcome all types of students at odin. It doesn’t matter if you’ve raced for many years in a competitive team or have never even seen a rowing shell up close – if you’re interested, let us know!
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Frequently Asked Questions
When would be the best time to apply?
At the start of the academic year we have try-out sessions for aspiring members. During and after these sessions you are more than welcome to join us. Doing so after these sessions is nearly impossible due to the fact that teams have been formed and trainings started.
How much does is cost?
The fee for an annual membership is €245.
When are trainings scheduled?
Apart from the occasional extra training, we always get together for training on Thursdays from 18:00 onwards. After Thursday trainings, Odin members can join dinner at Rowing Club Honte. All members are scheduled to cook once per semester to provide a lovely dinner for their peers.
What about competitions and races?
After passing your K1-exam, it is possible to join races. Every October there is a race, the Abeelenrace, on the Middelburg Canal in which everyone joins. This race is organized by Honte and therefore free to join for all Odin members too! This race is likely to be your first so you can get an impression of what it is like to row on a competitive level. Other races are joined whenever teams are ready and willing to engage in competitions.
In the rowing world, there are several types and levels of racing. Most first-year rowers decide to join a NOOC competition, which consists of six races. The races take place in spring, with a race held every other week from the beginning of April until June. The distance that has to be rowed varies per race.
Competition races for novices are rowed in a coxed C4, meaning that you will have a team of 4 rowers and a steer. For more experienced rowers, there are competitions in coxed as well as coxless boats. Almost as important as the actual races are the parties held afterwards. Competition rowing is therefore known as a combination between fun races and what student life is also about: partying!
The real races are a lot more serious and performance-oriented. Race rowers dedicate much time to training, as first-year crews train up to 8 times a week. Race rowing is a truly unique experience. Since it is the highest level of rowing within most student rowing clubs, race rowers are allowed to use the best boats and licensed coaches. On top of that, race rowing motivates students to plan more effectively causing race rowers to often do well in both rowing and university whilst creating lifelong friendships.
Can I try it out?
Of course you can! Just get in touch, you can always find us during the introweeks at UCR. If for some reason you miss us, just give us a shout via email, telephone or facebook. We will make sure you have the experience of a lifetime.