HSCT Fixed Seat Junior Camp 2008 – Western Region

HSCT skills camp 

The Western Region held its second annual camp for juniors from fixed seat clubs, at Stithians Reservoir in Cornwall on the 18th and 19th October.

The camp, run in association with the Cornish Pilot Gig Association, the Cornish Rowing Association and the South West Lakes Trust, benefited from funding from the Henley Stewards Charitable Trust to support costs such as facility hire and coaching.

A total of 30 juniors from Torridge, Calstock, Padstow, Flushing/Mylor, Falmouth and Devoran attended the camp, which was designed to help them develop their skill and technique using a variety of different boat types.

The juniors were divided into five groups of six, and they rotated around a series of activities over the course of the weekend. This included two coached sessions in a gig, a session in flashboats, a session in virus boats and a session on rowing machines.

Many thanks go to all those volunteers who attended to support the weekend, providing coaching support, launch driving and other vital jobs, without whom the camp would not have been possible. A big thank you also to the Greenbank Falmouth, Trelawney, Torridge and Flushing/Mylor clubs who kindly provided equipment for use over the weekend.

Tom Pattichis
ARA Coaching and Development Officer
Western Region

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