Welcome to the EUI Boat Club
Enough of books, library and daylong peering at the screens of you smartphone or laptop? Why don’t you get on the water?! No matter how fit or unfit you consider yourself, no matter what shape or size you are, no matter what experience you have or don’t have – EVERYONE can come and try rowing with the EUI Boat Club! We are hosted by the “ Società Canottieri ” at the Arno in the direct neighbourhood to Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. Training is organized by experienced coaches and you can expect regular outings on the water, fitness sessions and, of course, a very sociable atmosphere in a mixed group of EUI students and affiliates.
Rowing is both a technical sport and a fitness sport. Novice sessions will focus on the right movements and a good balance in the boat. Indoors training on the rowing machines (“ergs”) will improve your fitness. Thanks to the training being scheduled either in the morning or in the evening, rowing is easily combinable with other commitments and may help you to balance work and recreation.
We are aiming at preparing crews and individuals for competitions. Our main goal is to set up a boat for the Vogalonga 2018,a long-distance regatta through the Laguna of Venice. Novices who train regularly throughout the year will be perfectly able to participate!
Finally, rowing is also a team sport! So social activities will accompany our workout! Interested? Join our EUI Boat Club group on Facebook […].
EUI researchers pay a reduced membership fee of €58 per month to be paid in 3-month installments. This includes training on the water, fitness training inside, free access to the club’s well-equipped gym as well as to the club’s terrace, bar and restaurant !
Rowing suits are subsidized 50% by the EUI 4B and will be ordered during autumn term.
Who can join
To join you need 2 photos and a medical certificate which can be obtained from Dr. Kerr, Mobile 335 8361682.
Rowing continues throughout winter with a two-week break for Christmas. Prospective members can attend a free training session before signing up. For more information or to register please contact us.
The Società Canottieri Firenze is located at Lungarno Anna Maria Luisa de Medici 8 . Look for the little green door near the Uffizi gallery viewing platform in the direction of Ponte Vecchio.