On King’s day, the student rowing club Argo is holding a regatta for all in Wageningen, thus breathing new life into an old tradition. From 1970 to 2005, these boat races were held every year on (at that time) Queen’s Day.
© W.S.R. Argo
‘Everyone in Wageningen can join in,’ says Argo secretary Erik Mulder Smit. ‘We want to bring people together and strengthen our links with the town and its residents. You don’t have to have any rowing experience. In the runup to the day of the race, we’ll hold a couple of clinics to explain how the boat works.’
The Oranje Rowing Regatta takes place on 27 April on the harbour canal in Wageningen. The winner will be crowned king of the canal. On the quayside there will be a festival with food stalls, an open podium and typical King’s Day games.