Church boat, "kirkkovene", is a traditional Finnish rowing boat, which carried our ancestors to the holy mass on Sundays, sometimes tremendously long distances. After the seremony there was a rowing race with the other boats on the way home. The winner party of the race collected plenty of admiration and respect from other competitors.
The local sports club "Lappajärven Veikot" has their weekly rowing exercise on Tuesday evenings. Needing some workout, you are welcome to join the team!
exercise starts at the northern shore of Nykälänniemi cape. All wear life
jackets and climb aboard a church boat that can hold 14 rowers at a time. The
church boat is seaworthy and controlled by an experienced mate. Beginners will
be introduced to the secrets of rowing!
The route and the duration of the exercise is determined depending on the weather conditions and the participants. At times we may move fast!
Level of difficulty: Moderate/demanding.
Rowing speed might be high at times.
Point of departure: The boat dock at the northern tip of cape Nykälänniemi. You can park your car on the golf course parking lot (Nykäläntie 177, Lappajärvi). Walk down the parking lot to the beach and there to the leftmost boat dock.
Schedule: Departure times on summer 2019: every Tuesday (14.5. - 13.8.2019) at 18:00
The duration of the exercise is 1,5-2 hours.
The exercise will take place if there are at least 8 rowers on departure.
In the event of heavy wind and rain, exercise may be canceled.
Price: For non-club members 5 €/adult in cash at the start of the trip.
Small bills or exact change appreciated!
Price includes: Life jackets, guidance
Notes: Suitable equipment: sneakers, gloves and headgear if the sun shines. Make sure to bring enough to drink!
Booking and inquiries: No need to enrol in advance - we take so many rowers from
the shore that fits in the boat.
Inquiries: Kultainen Kiulukka / Kaisu Huhtala, tel./sms +358 45 1289089 or emali firstname.lastname@example.org