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Hazewinkel

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Hazewinkel

Venue Details

Name:Hazewinkel
Location:Belgium
Phone:0032 388 664 64
Sports:Rowing, Canoeing

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Summary

Set in a lake, this 2,000 metre, 8 lane course has been home to many world rowing and canoeing events. This venue has hosted both World cup and World Championship events.

Offers on site accommodation and fully staffed restaurant.  This makes it a very contained environment and so particularly suitable for camps for junior athletes.

This training venue is used by the New Zealand & French national rowing teams, the Belgian canoeing team and many Dutch clubs or universities. 

Mechelen is only a short distance away and offers many cafes and restaurants. Although there are 2 main airports near-by, why not try the Euro Star train? Or driving from London would be just as quick. 

The area is a popular recreational area, with the cycle paths through the trees especially well used; these paths also provide an ideal running track.


TRAVEL

By Air;
Brussels airport 16 km
Antwerp airport 22 km

By Train;
Eurostar to Brussels and from there a 45' drive to the centre. They are very helpful when it comes to arranging this transfer and will often send a representative to meet an incoming group at Brussels.

Car Hire: To redeem your Special Discount via our partners, Rhino Car Hire, click here ….

 

ACCOMMODATION

The accommodation is spread over several blocks, set close to the finish tower, totalling 128 beds.  The beds are usually bunk beds and some rooms hold up to 4 people. To the rear of the accommodation tracks lead into the forests. In the centre of the blocks, is a paved area with wooden benches/seats

The dining hall is above and to one end of the administration building. The food is served at the kitchen counter and of a reasonable standard. There is always a good variety of salads and fruit.

Athletes who stay on site can be either full or half board. If they stay elsewhere, they can still choose the option of taking meals at the centre.

For alternative accommodation ner by, please see ....

 

PLACES OF INTEREST

The Bloso centre is next to Willebroek which you can quickly pass through on the way to Mechelen.

Mechelen was the capital of The Netherlands between 1506 and 1530. Now it is in the shadow of Brussels but it still has many historical buildings, a beautiful old town square ringed by cafes and restaurants. You will be able to find quite a few chocolate shops.

The train service at Mechelen will take you to Antwerp and Brussels and beyond.

In Mechelen; St Rumbold’s Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and for alternative places

 

Training Facilities

ROWING AND CANOEING

Approved 2km International course, home of many International Regattas, and the venue for the 2014 European Junior Rowing Championships
2 km 8 lane course
Total length 2.2 km
Buoyed, 250m and 500m markers
Cycle path alongside outside lane at water level and road at slightly higher level, which can be used for video or timing purposes
Launch can be hired subject to prior agreement
To the east & away from the course there are several bays for additional paddling or technical drills
The lake is well protected by the surrounding forests so there is little disruption from the wind.
Boat storage is good. Inside boat racking can be made available but the complete site has good security and the many outside racks are a good option

GYM

Over 20 weights machines
15 ergos of varying ages and model types
2 Watt bikes
Some smaller free weights

 

Coaching

 

Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp.

 

 

 

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