The Wageningen rowing association Argo has fewer rowers this year compared to last year. This makes it possible to raise the quality of the coaching, contended its board members.
'Currently, our main aim is to get people to remain committed. 190 aspiring members were way too many. Therefore, we couldn't give them as good a coaching as we had wanted to', says chairperson Marieke Lampert. 'The association now wants to develop better connections with the people. Hopefully, they will continue to be members after their first year.'
Of note are the large number of women who make up seventy percent of the new members. Last year too, more women than men signed up. Lampert says this is because more women in Wageningen have turned to studying.