First raceAfter passing your K1-exam, it is possible to join races. Every October there is a race on the Middelburg Canal in which everyone joins. This race is organized by Honte and therefore free to join for all Odin members, too! The Abeelenrace is thus likely to be your first race, so you can get an impression of what it is like to do rowing on a competitive level. Other races are joined whenever teams are ready and willing to engage in competitions. We are able to borrow the boat-wagon from Rowing Club Honte if the M.S.R.A. Odin board gives permission.
In the rowing world, there are several types and levels of racing. Most first-year rowers decide to join a NOOC competition, which consists of six races. The races take place in spring, with a race held every other week from the beginning of April until June. The distance that has to be rowed varies per race, so sprinting and endurance are both tested.
Competition races for novices are rowed in a coxed C4, meaning that you will have a team of 4 rowers and a steer. For more experienced rowers, there are competitions in coxed as well as coxless boats. But perhaps even more important than the actual races are the parties held afterwards. Competition rowing is therefore know as a combination between fun races and what student life is all about: partying!