In addition to the competitive competitive rowing, Vidar also allows you to compete at recreational level. You train with your team once or four times a week. Recreational rowing is rowing on a recreational level which creates a relaxed combination between rowing and student life. This ensures fun on both the water and at the bar.
As a first year member of Vidar you can fight for a place in a trophy/classifications team of 7
to 8 people who start rotating in a C4+ (boat for 4 people with cox). With this crew you will
start races in the ‘stuurboord’ or ‘bakboord’ cup organized by the NSRF (Dutch Student
Rowing Federation). During this season, you will travel to multiple races, rowing different
distances, against clubs throughout the country. Recreational rowing is all about obtaining a 'shower coin', this is the reward for winning an A-final.
What makes recreational rowing so unique is of course the combination of rowing and
partying. During the season there are always parties after the races at the various clubs.
With a large group of Vidraten, we travel to these parties to party (and to play ‘brassen’)
with the other clubs. The biggest party of the year is the opening of the season at our own
club: the Heineken Opening Tournament.
If after your first year you still don't have enough of rowing and/or want to try a new boat,
that's also possible! For this, we have the ‘oudejaars competitieroeien’. In the ‘oudejaars
competitieroeien’ you are free to occasionally train or start fanatic competitions. In addition, here you can choose to row in different boat types. This way you can get into a boat alone, with two, four or eight.