Category Archives: Regatta

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – The Toughest Rowing Race in the World

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is considered the toughest rowing race in the world (Photo Credit:Talkiser) Every year there are between 20 and 40 boats from all over the world. Women and men. In 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x – About 1.5 million rowing strokes to the finish line. Preparations for 2021 There is […]

Ireland – Championships Cancelled

The Irish Rowing Championships and Coastal Championships, both events got cancelled due to public health restrictions. The races were due to take place later this August. As we heard from Rowing Ireland and RTE, Rowing Ireland, the Irish Rowing Federation had hoped that the number of people allowed at indoor and outdoor gatherings would be increased […]

World Rowing Virtual Masters Regatta

2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta alternative The FISA World Rowing Commission has decided to initiate a virtual rowing regatta. On your Erg. According Fisa, WRVMR will take place at the same time as the original regatta, from 2-6 September 2020. Designed to be done anywhere in the world masters rowers are invited to complete a […]

Bilac 2020 – Come Row and Have a Good Time

Bilac 2020 come row and have a good time. Almost 100 boats will follow the organizers motto and start on September 19th – at lake Biel, SUI early in the morning. An increasing trend that repeats itself every year in this race that connects Neuchâtel with Bienne. Bilac Long Distance Regatta in Switzerland Bilac 2020 […]

Head Of The Charles As Global Remote Event In 2020

Boston, MA., USA – On July 15, 2020, the Head of The Charles Regatta Board of Directors announced that the Head Of the Charles (HOCR) will run as a global remote event this year. After thorough research and in-depth discussion, the board and executive team came to the conclusion that it would not be possible […]

Red Beetroot as performance booster?

Rowers and Athletes and off course their coaches and medical advisers have experimented with a broad range of aids in pursuit of performance edge. One of the legal substances which has been backed by solid data: the juice of beets, for the nitrates they contain. We have come across this wonderful article lately and want […]

The 2020 World Rowing regatta season

Matt Smith, FISA Executive Director released this statement on 9 April 2020. Interesting for all athletes wanting to plan their regatta season 2020 (Photo Credit: World rowing) The 2020 World Rowing regatta season – the continued consequences of COVID-19 global pandemic Following the rapid expansion of the COVID-19 global pandemic during the past two weeks […]

Coronavirus and Rowing: How our sport is affected

Coronavirus and Rowing: How the corona virus affects us rowers Almost daily we receive new information about the corona virus and how our sport is effected by COVID-19 “The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus had led to the death of more than 8.000 people and in a bid to contain its spread, sporting events around the […]

Jeannine Gmelin – Change to the Extreme

The 2019 MIRABAUD Baselhead has two entries where we find the Creme de la Creme of European rowers. 16  athletes, 8 women and 8 men are rowing in a composite team called EuropeanEight – single scullers are changing the oars and go rowing. Jeannine Gmelin, Crew captain of the women’s eight told the organizers what […]

2019 BaselHead Race – feels like a European Championship

Wow – have a look at the regatta entries for the BaselHead this week. It looks like the world’s top single scullers are meeting in Switzerland. All join to participate at the 2019 BaselHead race, the larges 8+ Head race in continental Europe. (Post in German) 2019 Baselhead race: Like a European Championship. The EuropeanEight’s […]