The Cerlac remained in full activity during the first half of the year, hosting differente teams from de Spahish rowing and canoeing federations. Regarding the Canoeing Federation, the Canoeing and Canoe teams trained with us, and on the part of the Rowing Federation the Juniors and the Paralympic team.
The paddlers of the Paralympic team of the Spanish Rowing Team are training at Cerlac during the second half of December to prepare the qualifying tests for the Games that will take place in the Italian city of Varese from April 5 to 7.
The paddlers of the youth team of the Spanish Rowing Team (U19) concentrated in the high-tech center of the Balneario de Laias during the first half of December to prepare for the international competitions of the 2021 season.
The Spanish Tourism Quality Institute has awarded to our Laias Thermal Spa the certification of the “Tourist Quality” and “Safe Tourism Certified” seals, both are quality and safe tourism marks in Spain. The audits performed by this institute in the thermal village certify the Caldaria’s commitment to the quality of management and to the prevention against Covid-19 transmission risks.
After more than two months of training at the Cerlac facilities, which start again its activity last July, the junior team of the Spanish Rowing federation and an other 2 teams of the Spanish canoeing federation won several medals in both competition, the European Championship for the junior rowing team in Serbia and the World Championship in Hungary for the canoeing teams, fulfilling the goals set during the hard training days they done in Laias, a high-performance centre that after the pandemic situation has complete a certification process to be a safe destination for athletes in Covid-19 prevention.
The veteran rowers of the Club Aviron Marne J’inville, Gabrielle Zeitoun and Jean Marc Fage, prepared their international competitions at the Cerlac facilities in Laias, repeating the “stage” already carried out in past seasons.
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,