Morocco embarks on Coastal Rowing adventure

In the framework of the Olympic Solidarity TCC Program, the Moroccan National Olympic Committee, in collaboration with World Rowing and the Royal Moroccan Rowing Federation, organized the training workshop for coaches and national officials. 

The course was a combined World Rowing L1 development coach (Coastal Rowing Module), and national umpire training programme that ran from from November 27 to December 3, 2023.





To ensure the successful implementation of this event, World Rowing appointed two international experts, Ines Hammami Hafsa and Fayçal Soula, as international umpire and coach educator, respectively. The training courses took place at the Moulaya Rachid National Sports Center in Rabat, with sessions grouped according to the roles of participants, including separate sessions for umpires and coaches

It is noteworthy that, regarding umpire training, there were five (5) female and four (4) male participants. For the coach training, thirteen (13) took part, including four (4) women and nine (9) men. The group also included  three (3) observer participants. The majority of those attending the training courses were academics, physical education teachers, and former rowers.

Within the programme schedule, and specifically focusing on coastal rowing coursework, the participants organized a beach sprint mini-regatta on Abi Raqraq Beach, near the Rabat Marina. The participants were made up of young rowers from Rabat’s rowing clubs. 

This initiative allowed participants to apply their acquired knowledge and enhance their skills in a real and stimulating environment. Consequently, these courses played a critical role in the ongoing development of rowing in Morocco by facilitating the exchange of expertise and fostering talent growth in the field.

World Rowing is thankful to Olympic Solidarity, the Moroccan Olympic Committee, and the Moroccan Rowing Federation for the support and local organization.