Sinds took up rowing, the founder of our club, Charles Henri Dallemagne, always thought about starting a new club, more modern, younger, more “fun” in Belgium. When in 1997, the juniors he trained in another club wanted a better infrastructure, more “cool”, more flexible, matching young rowers demands, the idea was back. That year then, an experienced rower, a bunch of young rowers supported by dedicated adults (J-C Marchal, Josiane Stradiot and E. Van Cleemput) started the club.
The name? Submitted to the young guys with the only demand to start with an “a”, the pseudo of a French rap singer came straight away up : “Akhenaton” of the group ‘I am”! After that “Roei” for rowing and “School” to underline that we teach rowing, comes naturally to complete the name, like a famous London rowing club.
The only problem was “where to locate the club”. After some trials hiring boat garages here and there, having tried to team up with a club in Ghent, where we still put back on tracks a rowing activity at the University, the club finds a temporary agreement in Grimbergen. The project for a new building is still on. In 2004, we set up a introductions to the sport program back and we introduce “surfrowing / surfboat”, this famous Australian discipline, in Belgium.
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