In order to cater for the big influx of new members, rowing club Argo took possession of a new boat on 8 January. True to tradition, the boat was named after one of the Argonauts, Phalerus.
The club now has about 400 members. So the renovations of their premises on the Grebbedijk, planned for this year, are well-timed. Te Raa: ‘With the growing membership, it is too often packed out. Besides, the premises failed an inspection by the Dutch Olympic Committee NOC*NSF, she says. ‘Hygiene is bad and the building leaks like a sieve, there is water everywhere.'
Renovations start in May and should be finished by 2013, when the club celebrates its centenary.'