Your Saurus adventure will begin at the introduction camp where you will create unforgettable memories with your fellow introduction members and get to know the association a little better. Here you get to know your intro team, a group of boys or girls with whom you will spend a lot of time during the first weeks of your membership. With them you will make the first strokes in the boat, coached by a group of senior Sauriërs. By learning new techniques every week, you will gradually master rowing.
If not, don’t worry! There are plenty of other activities organised during the first period on Saurus. Every Monday and Thursday there are bar nights at the boathouse. Prior to these evenings of good conversations and fun, a meal will be provided by the Mensa Committee. One of the first bar nights of the year will be a summer barbecue to start off the year right. The inauguration will take place within a few weeks. During this evening in the Sint Jans church at the Vrijthof, you will officially become a member of our beautiful association and obtain your association tie or choker.
After six weeks, the “introsprints” will take place, a race at Saurus against the other intro teams, in which a speed ranking is formed between all male and female intro teams on Saurus. Meanwhile, all evenings at which you got to know the association a little better have passed and finally it is time for legendary “fitness outfits” party, where sporty and hilarious outfits are shown every year. Definitely an evening to remember!
For those who fall in love with rowing or just want to keep exercising, there is the ARP, the Active Rowing Period. Here you will learn even more about rowing under the guidance of experienced coaches and get to know even more friends. If you complete this Active Rowing Period, there is an option to be selection for race rowing. In addition to race rowing, there is also the option to opt for recreational rowing with your year club, or within a TopC4+ team. The TopC4+ teams are the best men and women team of the recreational rowing teams on Saurus. Regardless of whether you choose for race rowing, or recreational rowing, you will eventually compete for the honour of Saurus during one of the many rowing competitions in the Netherlands.
In order to perform to the best of your potential, several training camps are organised for our rowing teams within the Netherlands and abroad, prior to the start of the rowing season. While for the race rowers such a training camp is all about practicing a race and learning technical points, the legendary parties on Saturday evening probably will be the highlight for the recreational rowers.
Suppose you do not feel like rowing (yet), then there are plenty of other things you can do at Saurus. You can join one of the many committees. The Photo Committee ensures that all activities and exciting competitions are immortalized, the Activity committee organises parties for Saurus members and the Material committee takes care of the boat maintenance and other reparations. In addition, there are over 25 other committees that you can join, which means that there is a committee for everyone.
Mees Warmerdam, year 2019-2020