At the start of January, we went away for our annual training camp on the Lac d’Aiguebelette in Savoie, France. It was a thoroughly enjoyable week of rowing including mixed eights, separate senior and novice eights, as well as some time in small boats and the quad. We were fortunate enough to be able to row every day and ended the week with some light-hearted racing. The novices made some vast improvements under the coaching of Kate Hurst and Alasdair Docwra. Besides rowing, we had a good dose of snowball fights, an expedition to the forest above Les Tilleuls near Le Col du Banchet, a meal in Chambéry, games and study time. To cap off a successful week, everyone jumped into the freezing lake on the last day – a great end to another great camp. As a result, we have had a fantastic number of novices continuing into Lent term and look forward to seeing them put into practice the training they received on camp!