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Seville

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Seville

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Name:Seville
Location:Andalusia
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Sports:Rowing, Canoeing

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Summary

Introduction

 

The River Guadalquivir flows through Seville, an UNESCO World Heritage City.

La Cartuja is home of the High Performance Centre for Rowing and Canoeing. The boathouse is directly below the finish of the 2,000 metre course built for Expo 1992. They have hosted many International Championships and La Cartuia has received National teams from Great Britian, Norway, Holland, Germany and Switzerland.

Clubs, universities and schools are welcomed to hold their rowing or canoeing training camp here and train in the same environment as International rowers and paddlers.

Team GB rower, Will Satch explains why Seville is, for him, the best rowing training camp venue.


Travel

 

By Air; San Pablo, Seville airport (SVQ) 11 km

Transfers: can be arranged

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Accommodation

 

The On-Site accommodation at La Cartuja can house approximately 200 people. There is a dining hall which serves buffet style food, both adequate in quantity and quality. Rooms are well serviced and have Wi-Fi.


Hints & Tips

 

The road above the course is used by night time revellers. If coaching is done by bike Saturday and Sunday mornings careful should be taken to avoid the broken glass from beer/wine bottles/glasses.

In the summer, Seville can get very hot and in the winter, ice can be found on the landing stages, making them very slippery


 

Places of Interest

 

The Alcázar, the Cathedral, and the Archivo General de Indias (General Archive of the Indies) are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Alcázar: Construction was started in 1181 and continued for over 500 years, mainly in the Mudéjar style, but also in the Renaissance style.

The St. Mary of the See Cathedral: Built from 1401–1519 after the Reconquista on the former site of the city's mosque. It is among the largest of all medieval and Gothic cathedrals, in terms of both area and volume. The interior is the longest nave in Spain, and is lavishly decorated, with a large quantity of gold evident. La Giralda is a tower attached to the Cathedral that dates back to the twelfth century. It was originally built as part of a mosque when the Moors ruled in Spain and was later added onto by the Christians. Tourists today can climb the tower by walking up a series of ramps that were previously used by officials who rode their horses to the top of the tower.

The General Archive of the Indies: The repository of extremely valuable archival documents illustrating the history of the Spanish Empire in the Americas and the Philippines. The building itself, an unusually serene and Italianate example of Spanish Renaissance architecture, was designed by Juan de Herrera.


Training Facilities

Rowing

 

From the boat house, you can paddle for about 7km along the River Guadalquiver, part of which is the 2,000 metre International course which has held many World and European Championships.

The buoys are permanently out with 500 metre markers

Coaching can be done by bicycle along the 2,000 metre course or by launches, which are available for hire, along the complete stretch.

Launches are available from both venues.

The boat storage area is secure at La Cartuia where there are 10 boat sheds or outside racking

Be aware of the lock gates above the start area. There are signs informing the river users of heavy fines if they get too close. 


Canoeing

 

The River Guadalquiver offers a 7 km stretch, continuing the 2,000 metre course.

The buoys are permanently out with 500 metre markers

Coaching can be done by bicycle along the 2,000 metre course or by launches, which are available for hire, along the complete stretch.

Launches are available from both venues.

The boat storage area is secure at La Cartuia where there are 10 boat sheds or outside racking

Be aware of the lock gates above the start area. There are signs informing the river users of heavy fines if they get too close. 


Gym

 

Two gyms and two sports halls at La Cartuja. The gyms are well stocked with free weights and weight machines.


 

Coaching

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 rowing training camp.


  

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Reviewed by Tom
On 05-Apr-2016 09:1:24

Comments:  The venue was superb, miles and miles of straight open, calm and beautiful water. Of course it helped that the weather too was perfect. The staff very supportive at the boathouse, the equipment not ideal but certainly above-average. The rooms were perfect for a collegiate level rowing camp - clean, comfortable and a stone’s throw from the boathouse. The food, too, was excellent. Plenty of it, perfect selections in terms of for athletes training, with friendly kitchen staff and “all-you-can-eat.” A plus too was the facility’s proximity to the center of town. A reasonable walk from the venue found those venturing out discovering a beautiful, historic city replete with history, colour, orange trees and culture.