Masters Sweep Camp Nov 2022

St George’s Rowing Club was the host for a masters sweep camp organised by Christine Hobbs. Focusing on sweep rowing, the camp was open to only 16 athletes plus 3 coxswains. The host club took the opportunity to invite club coaches to join in to watch and learn as well.

Christine’s vision was a focused camp over a weekend just to work on technique in mixed eights. She was not disappointed.

The legion assisted with organisation know-how, introduction to a suitable coach, pricing and publicity.

Having sent one newsletter announcing the camp to Legion members, it filled up in 3 days – with a waiting list.


It was the best coaching I’ve had in my life. Raf is truly good at coaching masters. Understanding what it takes to move a boat in sweep oars. We did 2 sessions on the water each day Saturday and Sunday and a group dinner Saturday night. A terrific way of building relationships across the clubs.

The coaching was exception – you could do it 3-4 times in Auckland. Christine had double the of number of enquiries afterwards from people who’d missed out.

More Masters Camps

Legion of Rowers would like to support more masters camps – if your club would like to host, please get in touch. Our ideal is to hold one in each province each year.

Coach Raf Wyatt, Masters Sweep camp
Masters sweep eight on the Tamaki
Raf Wyatt coaches good ergo technique
Coach Raf Wyatt demonstrates erg technique
Carrying the eight – Masters Sweep Camp