2018 Programmes

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AKR 2018 Programs

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Aviron Knowlton 2018 Saison

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Notre premier AAR en 2017 AAR – LTR 2017

English follows:

Bienvenue sur le site d’Aviron Knowlton Rowing – le Club d’aviron du Lac Brome.

L’aviron dans un scull (bateau à une place) est très amusant, mais comme l’équitation, il faut que les novices apprennent à être en sécurité dans un bateau très instable et performant.  Tous les intéressés pourront avoir une leçon intitulée ” Apprendre à ramer ” (AAR).

2018- AKR offrira des cours AAR à un minimum de 50 participants et ceci pour les cinq prochaines années.

Les personnes qui auront réussis ces cours pourront devenir membres de AKR pour un montant $120 par année.

Voici les programmes.

Si vous êtes un novice ou si vous n’avez pas l’expérience des bateaux à siège unique, nous vous recommandons de commencer par participer à un programme Apprendre à ramer – (AAR)

Ceci est un programme de deux jours le week-end. 4 heures d’instruction par jour. 220 $ par personne et nous avons besoin d’un minimum de trois personnes.

Si vous êtes un rameur expérimenté, veuillez réserver une leçon privée afin que nos entraîneurs puissent vous évaluer. Si c’est votre première fois sur l’eau avec AKR, le coût sera de 112 $ pour une heure.

Si vous souhaitez continuer à ramer, vous pouvez devenir membre 120 $ pour l’année. Notre année se termine à la mi-octobre

Programmes de membres

Les rameurs expérimentés qui ont été jugés sûrs de ramer seuls peuvent utiliser les bateaux d’AKR pendant deux heures par semaine du lundi au mercredi inclusivement. Vous devez réserver les heures et confirmer le retour en toute sécurité du bateau.

Tous les autres rameurs doivent toujours ramer avec un entraîneur.

Vous pouvez réserver des leçons privées à 80 $ l’heure

Nous avons aussi deux programmes peu coûteux et amusants pour vous

Nuits d’entraînement à la Marina – tous les jeudis soirs
La séance 1 – 17h-18h et la session 2 18h-19h coûtent 25 $ – un minimum de 3 participants par session

Nuits de course à la Marina – tous les vendredis soirs
Entre 17h et 19h, vous faites la course contre la montre
Coût 25 $ – Minimum de 3 participants

Gabby Smith est notre manager. S’il vous plaît réserver des heures et des programmes avec elle – Envoyez-lui un texto au 1 647 448 7640

Elle vous dirigera également vers notre système de réservation en ligne où vous effectuerez vos paiements.

L’aviron du Québec et l’aviron du Canada facturent 32 $ pour votre première activité

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Welcome to the home of Aviron Knowlton Rowing – The Rowing Club on Lac Brome.

Rowing in sculls is great fun, but like horse riding, requires that the novice learn how to be safe in a very unstable and dynamic boat. All newcomers will be offered a comprehensive course, called Learn to Row, that will take them to the level where they can row by themselves.

2018 – AKR will offer 50 LTR places this year.

Pupils who pass LTR will be able to join AKR for $120.

Here are the details for our 2018 season.

If you are a novice, or not experienced in single seat boats, we recommend that you begin by participating in a Learn to Row program. This is a two day program on weekends. 4 hours of instruction a day. The cost is $220 per person and we need a minimum of three people.

If you are an experienced rower, please book a Private Lesson so that our coaches can evaluate you. If this is your first time on the water with AKR, the cost will be $112 for an hour.

If you wish to continue rowing, then you can become a member $120 for the year. Our year finishes in Mid October

Member Programs

Experienced rowers who have been evaluated as safe to row on their own, can use AKR’s boats for two hours a week from Monday to Wednesday inclusive. You must book the times and confirm the safe return of the boat.

All other rowers must still row with a coach.

You can book Private Lessons at $80 an hour

We also have two inexpensive and fun programs for you

Training Nights at the Marina – every Thursday night
Session 1 – 5-6pm and session 2 at 6-7pm cost $25 – a minimum of 3 particpants per session

Racing Nights at the Marina – every Friday night
Between 5-7pm you race against the clock
Cost $25 – Minimum of 3 participants

Gabby Smith is our manager. Please book times and programs with her – Text her at 1 647 448 7640

She will also direct you to our online booking system where you make payments.

Quebec Rowing and Canada Rowing charge your first activity $32 to provide insurance

 

 

 

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d’apprentissage à ramer (AAR) – Learn to Row (LTR) 2017

LTR Sept 9-10 17We had our first LTR session this weekend. Marilou coached our class.

Each rower had 4 hours of rowing with a coach on Saturday and Sunday.

Nous avons eu notre première session AAR ce week-end. Marilou a entraîné notre classe.

Chaque rameur a eu 4 heures d’aviron avec un entraîneur samedi et dimanche.

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The life lessons of rowing

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Rowing is so much more than a sport or exercise. Its terrible demands change us as people. Here is what I mean.

“Rowing is perhaps the toughest of sports. Once the race start, there are no time outs, no substitutions. It calls upon the limits of human endurance. The coach must therefore impart the secrets of this special kind of endurance that comes from mind, heart and body.”

“One of the first admonitions of a good rowing coach, after the fundamentals are over, is “pull you own weight” and the young oarsman does just that when he finds out that the boat goes better when he does. There is certainly a social implication here.”

When you get the rhythm in an eight, it’s pure pleasure to be in it. It’s not hard work when the rhythm comes – that “swing” as they call it. I’ve heard men shriek out with delight when that swing came in an eight; it’s surely a thing that they will never forget as long as they live.

“He, (Pocock) suggested that Joe (The central figure in the book) think of a well-rowed race as a symphony and himself as just one player in the orchestra. If one fellow in an orchestra was playing put of tune, or playing at a different tempo, the whole piece would naturally be ruined. That’s the way it was with rowing. What mattered more than how hard a man rowed was how well everything he did in the boat harmonized with what the other fellows were doing.

And a man couldn’t harmonize with his cremates unless he opened his heart to them. He had to care about his crew. It wasn’t just the rowing but his cremates that he had to give himself unto, even if it meant getting his feelings hurt.”

“Pocock paused and he looked up at Joe. “If you don’t like some fellow in the boat, Joe, you have to learn to like him. It has to matter to you whether he wins the race not just whether you do.”

“Joe, when you really start trusting those other boys, you will feel a power at work within you that is far beyond anything that you’ve ever imagined. Sometimes you will feel as if you have rowed right off the planet and are rowing among the stars.”

“What is the spiritual value of rowing?… The losing of self entirely to the cooperative effort of the crew as a whole.”

“Harmony, balance and rhythm. They’re the three things that stay with you your whole life. Without them civilization is out of whack. And that’s why an oarsmen, when he goes out in life, he can fight it, he can handle life. That’s what he gets from rowing.”

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*George Pocock was the greatest boat builder of the 20th century. Based in Washington near Seattle, he was born an Englishman and learned his trade at Eton. Before the advent of plastic boats, ALL the great rowing crews used his boats.

He was an inspirational figure to the US Olympic team in 1936 who won gold and who were from the Seattle region.

These are excerpts from the greatest book on rowing available, Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown that tells the story of this 8.

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AKR Launch Day – The Story

Here is a wonderful review in the Brome County News by Ann Davidson – the hardest working local reporter I know.

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Thank you!

English Follows:

Un grand merci à vous tous. 24 personnes ont rangé avec les athlètes. Beaucoup, d’autres, y compris de nombreux enfants, ont essayé dans les bateaux formateurs.

Un grand merci au maire et au conseil aussi pour nous donner l’autorisation d’utiliser la plage et de leur soutien à l’aviron sur le lac Brome.

Voici quelques photos prises par Michael Taylor.

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A big thank you to all of you. 24 people rowed with the athletes. Many, others, including many children, tried out in the trainer boats.

A big thank you to the Mayor and Council too for giving us permission to use the beach and for their support of rowing on Brome Lake.

Here are some pictures taken by Michael Taylor

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