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ROWINg

A life experience

AKHENATON
ROEISCHOOL

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The Club

Since he took up rowing, the founder of our club, Charles Henri Dallemagne, always thought about starting a new club, more modern, younger, more “fun” in Belgium. When in 1997, the juniors he trained in another club wanted a better infrastructure, more “cool”, more flexible, matching young rowers demands, the idea was back.

That year then, an experienced rower, a bunch of young rowers supported by dedicated adults (Josiane Stradiot, Michaël Nizzero, E. Van Cleemput and many more) started the club.

Sinds then, we have accumulated many good results with international selections and finals

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Rowing

Since time immemorial, men have sailed the waters ways, rivers or the sea.

For centuries the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Phoenicians used the arm strength to move their boats before using the wind. The Phoenicians were using silk cushions in order not only to use arms only but combining is with legs.

But even if the ancients considered an honor to row their boats and triremes, it quickly became a galley slave task. Sails and sailing use put an end to that slavery.

Our gorgeous sport is now the universities and good schools sport.  Many clubs have also emerged and we can say that Rowing is a major sport in the world.

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Surfrowing

The sport is born as a way of rescuing on Australian beaches in the early 20th century.

This rescue way is now replaced by mechanical means, but it is still a sport practiced and a category competed at the beach sports “Olympics” in Australia.

In Australia, when you talk about “rowing” it can be understood as well as rowing on “calm waters” as on “waves” with Surfboat.

And copying this successful sport,  the FISA – “Worldrowing” introduced a new category of rowing, the “beach sprint rowing” where one of our rower, Louis, distinguished himself 

History

History of our club

Since he started rowing, the founder of our club, Charles Henri Dallemagne, always thought about starting a new club, more modern, younger, more “fun” in Belgium.

When in 1997, the juniors he trained in another club wanted a better infrastructure, more “cool”, more flexible, matching young rowers demands, the idea was back.

That year then, an experienced rower, a bunch of young rowers supported by dedicated adults (Josiane Stradiot, Michaël Nizzero and E. Van Cleemput and some others) started the club

The name?

Submitted to the young guys with the only demand to start with an “a”, the pseudo of a French rap singer came straight away up : “Akhenaton” of the group ‘I am”! After that “Roei” for rowing and “School” to underline that we teach rowing, comes naturally to complete the name, like a famous London rowing club.

The only problem was “where to locate the club”.

After some trials hiring boat garages here and there, teaming up with the Club of Ghent, where we also put at the time a rowing activity with the University back on tracks, the club finds a (temporary) agreement near Brussels, in Grimbergen. The project for a new building is still on.

In 2004, we set up a introductions to the sport program back and we introduced “surfrowing / surfboat”, this famous Australian discipline, in Belgium.

Since then we have had many  quite good results with a bronze in 2- (2022), the winning of may singles in the beginners category (2019), or even with U17, U19, 5ft at the Coupe de la Jeunesse  (2023) in single men, participation at the Euro and Worlds Beach Sprint Rowing  … We love it !

You must try this sport and you have to join the best crew and in rowing with us.

You will not only learn how to row, you’ll join our team and crews and live the best experience of your life … so dont wait and fill in the form here send it to us … and come !

Why Us?

Thriving Community

Join our surfrowing club to be part of a close-knit community united by a passion for surfing and rowing. Enjoy the camaraderie and supportive atmosphere that comes from engaging in these water sports together.

Holistic Fitness

Experience a full-body workout that blends the cardiovascular benefits of rowing with the strength and balance required for surfing. Our club offers a unique approach to physical fitness, keeping you active in the dynamic and invigorating open water.

Skill Enhancement and Adventure

Elevate your water skills and embrace the thrill of adventure by combining rowing and surfing. Our club provides a platform for continuous skill development and exploration of diverse coastlines, making it an ideal choice for those seeking an active and dynamic lifestyle.

Environmental Responsibility

Contribute to the preservation of our oceans and coastal ecosystems by joining our club. Actively participate in beach clean-ups, conservation initiatives, and educational programs. If you’re environmentally conscious, our club provides an opportunity to enjoy water sports responsibly while making a positive impact.

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