Cerlac will beat its own activity record this year: more athletes, more countries and more beds sold. From January to the end of August, national teams and clubs from Germany, Algeria, Belarus, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Ukraine lodged in our Laias training centre: a total of 913 athletes, both rower and canoeist. Regarding clubs, the most represented country has been England, they were training in our facilities Eton, Oxford, Borlase, Vesta, Sherwsburry, Putney, Auriol, Oratory, followed by Germany with the Hessicher Ruderverband club and Rhein Main province. Cerlac appreciates the confidence expressed during this season, both the centre facilities and the staff taking care directly of the athletes. We wish them every success in their sporting activity.
Second training camp in Cerlac for the junior male team of Eton, which is one of the principal English schools in the discipline of rowing. The English team, composed of 33 people including technical team and rowers, fulfilled the established goals, helped by the excellent training conditions of the Laias center. We’ll see you again in January 2019.
Third training in Laias for the Oxford lightweight women team, this time they could enjoy the new year eve in Galician lands. Helped by the good weather and good water conditions of the river Miño, they could fulfilled the work at 100%, For these reason the English club booked new date to come back to Cerlac later this year
The Great Britain junior national rowing team had their third training camp in Laias from December 14 to 22 the main goal was choosing the final formation that will participate in the regattas of the 2018 season. They will be back to Laias to prepare Tokyo olympic games every season until 2020,
Seventh training camp for the national Belarus rowing team in Cerlac in relation to improving the international competitions of 2018. It is the first “stage” of the season, after that they will come again during March and April of next year. The skiff rower will advance his stay in Laias training at the beginning of February.
The Laias rowing center started the sports season on October 14 accommodating in its facilities 45 rowers of the English school SHREWSBURY. For this new campaign the goals of the British team was the composition of the new crews and the improvement of the athletes physical performance and their technical aspects, according to the coaches the results have been achieved during this Stay in Cerlac, and they took the opportunity to mark a new concentration for 2018.
First time in Cerlac for the Auriol Kesington Rowing Club, a team composed by senior rowers only , all of them looking forward to the Henley Regatta. The 35 rowers of this team carried out intense training, insisting very much on the times control in the 2 thousand meters tracks, because is in this category that will race the more competitive teams.
For the first time in the Cerlac history we received a team of 35 veterans rowers: the Putney Town Rowing Club. They had four training sessions a day, with the sights set at the Masters World Regatta, which will take place in Bled (Slovenia), and the goal is to get an international medal. For the Cerlac technical team it has been very gratifying seeing athletes training with an average of 60 years and with a total dedicaton during their daily training sessions.
The arrival of English clubs, colleges and universities continues to Laias and Arnoia Training Center. For example it’s the second time that Imperial College was hosting in Laias with a team of 68 people from April 18 to 26. During the training, the different teams showed that they were in a good shape, for this reason trainers said that they hope to obtain good results in the upcoming championships, as the historical regatta of Henley.
The Cheltenham College team from england, composed by 34 rowers and technical team members took advantage of the excellent Arnoia Training Center conditions to be prepared for the upcoming England’s school championships. The excellent Miño River track conditions which is located in the Frieira reservoir allowed the team to maximize performance in search of the best results for this season.