2019 World Rowing Cup III – Great Britain Mens`s Eight beats Germany!

What a race! The World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam

For the second time within a month, the unbeatable German Men`s Eight, Winner of Olympic Gold and not beaten since 2017, lost its Gold Medal Spot to the Team of Great Britain in Rotterdam.  The 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, the Netherlands gave the international field of rowing top athletes – after the Henley Races in England just a week ago – another platform to compete. On Sunday, 14th of July, the British Team left the Germans one Length behind. At Henley`s it was the Men`s Eight of New Zealand who swept the Germans from their throne. In Rotterdam this New Zealand Team took the third place, only 1.19 seconds behind the Dutch Team.

Table 2: Stroke rate and boat speed

So what happened:

The British crew started with a heavy 46 stroke, whereas Johannes the German stroke started with a 41/43 stroke putting enormous pressure into the blades.  Boat speed reached 6.6m/s after 100m. Looking at the data between 500 and 1000 m, it tells us, that the British team pushed their shell forward with a great rhythm. Germany’s weak point came at 750m after 100m’s of power strokes.  The boat speed lost momentum and fell to 5.4 m/s. The British ground for this World Rowing Cup victory was set between 1250 and 1600 m where the German boat speed was almost 5-8% lower than the Britisch boat.


Table 1: Boat positions









Watch the race at Worldrowing.com

Happy Campers: British Cox celebrates the winning team at the World Rowing Cup!

For a short recap see Video here: :

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