2019 International DRV Junior Regatta: Successful showdown before the European Championships

The first international showdown of the year is always exciting. But this time the DRV Junior Regatta at the Olympic Regatta Course in Munich-Oberschleißheim was even a bit more: For U19 rowers, it was about exploring chances for the upcoming European Rowing Junior Championships in Essen, Germany (18-19 May). Strong competition from Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland and the Czech Republic helped coaches and national associations to assess performance levels of their youngest talents.

A total of 73 races with 217 individual heats filled two regatta days with almost almost 19 hours of racing. 915 rowers aged 15 to 18 years, representing ten nations, competed in thrilling races. The most successful club with eleven victories was the SC Magdeburg, followed by the Allgemeinen Alster-Club, the RC Nürtingen and the RC Tegel, each of whose rowers medalled nine times. The prestigious JFA 8+ was won by the composite Landesruderverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Ratzeburger Ruderclub / Ruder-Club Potsdam / Ruderklub am Wannsee. The composite Berliner Ruder-Club / Hamburger und Germania Ruder Club / Potsdamer Ruder-Club Germania / Ruder-Club ‘Allemannia von 1866’ / Ruder-Club Bergedorf / Ruder-Club Rotation Berlin / SportClub Berlin-Köpenick had the bow ball in front in the JMA 8+. Tim Roth of the Swiss Rowing Association won the JMA 1x, only two tenths of a second ahead of Paul Berghoff from SC Magdeburg. Alexandra Förster (Ruderclub Meschede) won the JFA 1x. The complete results of the regatta can be found here.

In consultation with the DRV, Regatta München ran heats with seven instead of only six boats, depending on the overall number of entries for important U19 events. This gave coaches a better performance comparability than the standard distribution resulting in heats with only two or three boats. “This mode was very well received. We’d like to keep this format,” says German national junior coach Sabine Tschäge. She also praised the organisation of the regatta and her athletes: “Munich is the Rotsee of U19 rowing with a great atmosphere. Even more important: We did very well in the face of top-class competition from Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Switzerland and were able to compete at the top across the board.”

“Great to see how the athletes and our 120 volunteers bravely defied rain and frosty temperatures. We saw a lot of exciting, fair races – especially in the U19 events which doubled as full rehearsal for the European Championships,” praised Oliver Bettzieche, Chairman of the Board of Regatta München e.V. “We were also very pleased to welcome Bavaria’s Minister of the Interior Joachim Herrmann to the Olympic Regatta Course. He promised that the Bavarian State Government will look into supporting future major sporting events. This could set important impulses for the maintenance of the facility. We as the Regatta Association of the Munich Metropolitan Region are happy to respond to his call and continue to work on bringing important international rowing events back to the 1972 Olympic course.”

Interior Minister Herrmann visited the regatta accompanied by numerous representatives from state politics, the state capital Munich as well as from sport associations in Oberschleißheim.

Ten nations send their junior teams to fight for medals

On 4 and 5 May, the 1972 Olympic regatta course will once again be the place to be for promising young rowing talents. Almost 180 clubs from ten nations will be sending around 900 rowers to the 2019 International DRV Junior Regatta. In a total of 73 events, the regatta organisers Regatta München e.V. counts almost 2400 rolling seats due to multiple entries.

The majority of the almost 1,000 boats competing – from single to eight – are sent by clubs from Germany. But equally, the Czech Republic, Great Britain and Croatia will be present with large teams. Teams from Austria, Poland, Switzerland and Slovenia will be competing as well. The crews from Japan and Zimbabwe will have to travel the farthest to Munich. The regatta, which was held for the first time in 1995, is regarded as one of the world’s largest and most important international performance tests for U19 rowers aspiring to make the respective national teams. Just two weeks later, on 17 and 18 May, the selected athletes will be heading to the Junior European Championships on Lake Baldeney in Essen.

“We are delighted that the 2019 International DRV Junior Regatta again attracts young talents from all over the world to come to Munich and face the first international show-down of the season,” says Oliver Bettzieche, Chairman of the Board of Regatta München e.V. “May in Munich is simply a staple in the regatta calendar for U-19 rowers, their coaches and families. Unfortunately, the Junior Regatta is the only international event for Regatta Munich in the 2019 regatta season. But with four pending applications for FISA events between 2021 and 2024, we are hoping to bring back more elite events on the Olympic regatta course soon.”

Visitors can follow the races on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. onwards. Award ceremonies will take place on an ongoing basis. The 250 meter long, covered grandstand offers a great panorama view to follow all races, which are continuously commented by experienced commentators. The highlight of the regatta, JM A 8+, will take place on Sunday at 4 pm. If you can’t be there, you can access the race via the live stream as well as check out all results at https://carsten.regatta.de.

Regatta München to bring elite rowing events back to Olympic Regatta Course

Regatta München e.V. has big plans: Together with the state capital Munich, the Regatta Association of the Munich metropolitan region intends to bring four major rowing events to the Olympic regatta course in Munich-Oberschleissheim between 2021 to 2024, thus renewing Munich’s claim as an internationally recognised regatta location. And Regatta München has completed and submitted the necessary prep work: The event bidding deadline set by FISA (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron) expired on 15 April. Today, the world rowing federation announced which applicants will be considered for the further application phase. Munich holds out hope of hosting the European Rowing Junior Championships 2021, the World Rowing Masters Regatta 2022 and the World Rowing Cup (WRC) Series 2023 and 2024.

“The last World Rowing Event Munich hosted was the World Rowing Cup 2012. With our applications, we are signaling how serious we are about the regatta operations at the Olympic Regatta Course. As much as we enjoyed organising the previous regattas: International elite events attended by top-class rowers are what’s called for on a regular basis at the course,” says Oliver Bettzieche, CEO of Regatta München e.V. “Almost 50 years after the 1972 Olympic Games, it’s time to be bold again and to strive for more more. Despite its age, the course is definitely still up for the task. Both FISA and the international rowing community appreciate the fair conditions on the course. If we were successful with our applications, this should be the necessary impulse for the state capital Munich to push ahead with and successfully complete the renovation project in compliance with monument protection.”

The four applications Regatta München has compiled in honorary capacity and submitted via the German Rowing Association Deutscher Ruderverband (DRV), are subject to tough international competition. A total of 21 national rowing associations put 31 regatta courses around the globe forward for the eleven FISA regattas scheduled between 2021 and 2024. In addition to Munich, DRV has also fielded Brandenburg, Duisburg, Hamburg and Krefeld. While the German applications are complementary, Munich competes with other locations for each event.

Für die European Rowing Junior Championships 2021 interessieren sich neben München das französische Brive und Sabaudia in Italien. Die World Rowing Masters Regatta 2022 hätten auch gern die Schweden in Hjelmsjö, die Franzosen in Libourne, die Italiener in Varese oder die Südafrikaner in Pretoria zu Gast. Bei der dreiteiligen WRC-Serie läuft die Münchener Bewerbung jeweils für die zweite und dritte Regatta in 2023 und 2024. Mitbewerber um den WRC 2 sind Plovdiv in Bulgarien, Varese und das kroatische Zagreb im Jahr 2023; 2024 gibt es einen Zweikampf mit Zagreb.

Besides Munich, Brive (France) and Sabaudia (Italy) are interested in the European Rowing Junior Championships 2021. The World Rowing Masters Regatta 2022 could also go to Hjelmsjö (Sweden), Libourne (France), Varese (Italy) or Pretoria (South Africa). In the three-part WRC series, the Munich application is aimed at the second or third regatta in 2023 and 2024 respectively. Competitors for WRC 2 in 2023 are Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Varese and Zagreb (Croatia); in 2024, it’s a duel with Zagreb. Linz-Ottensheim, Lucerne and Plovdiv will compete for WRC 3 in 2023. In 2024, Munich will be in direct competition with Lucerne.

All applicants now have time until June 30, 2019 to complete their bidding documents in consultation with FISA’s event team. Securing sufficient funding will be crucial: “With the help of dedicated volunteers, Regatta Munich has the ideas, the know-how and the motivation to organize professional regattas with high standards. However, as a non-profit association, what we do not have is the corresponding budget,” says Oliver Bettzieche. “A sport such as rowing depends on sponsorship money and support from public budgets. This will be a huge challenge.”

Final decisions which event will go to which location will be announced in September 2019. FISA created the complex procedure for awarding events in 2017 to enable long-term strategic planning for regatta organisers.

Euro Masters Regatta 2020 and Bavarian Rowing Championships – dates confirmed

Attention Masters: Get your calendars out and save the date! Euro Masters Regatta 2020 is confirmed to take place from July 17th to 19th, 2020 at the Olympic Regatta Course in Munich-Oberschleißheim. From eights to singles, all events and age groups will compete for medals again on the 1000-metre course under the expected fair conditions.

“We are very excited to welcome the international Masters community back to Munich”, says Oliver Bettzieche, CEO of Regatta München e.V., the organiser of the Euro Masters Regatta. “We have planned a lot of new things and will build on what has been tried and tested. The original will be even better.”

Like in previous events, Regatta München again expects more than 2,000 rowers from all over the world. In 2018, Russia, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark and France were represented. But athletes also travelled to Munich from as far as the USA, Canada, Argentina, Hong Kong and Japan. To facilitate racing for athletes from all over the world, there will be a boat rental again. In terms of accommodation, there will be camping sites open along the course as well as special offers to be booked through Hotel Verbund Munich. Updates will be published continuously here on the website and on Facebook.

In addition to perfect organization on the water, the organizers are already fine-tuning the concept on land: the culinary offer will again be regional and suitable for athletes, without losing sight of the fun of a cool beer or a delicious ice cream. At the same time, the Regatta Munich team is working on new ideas for more environmental protection and an unforgettable Masters Party on 18 July.

Another novelty is that the Bavarian Rowing Championships will be integrated into the Euro Masters Regatta for the first time. In special racing blocks, which are only open to Bavarian clubs, the state champions 2020 will be determined.

All regatta information for Euro Masters Regatta 2020 and the Bavarian Rowing Championships 2020 will be published on the Regatta Munich website as soon as they become available. If you want to find out more about the details of the Euro Masters Regatta 2020 in person, come visit us at the Regatta München booth at the World Rowing Masters Regatta 2019 in Velence, Hungary.

Updated regatta information for 1. International DRV Junior Regatta

The Rule Commission of the German Rowing Federation has approved a change of programme for German U-19 championships. The following races will be added: JF 2- B, JF 8+ B and JF 4x+ B LW.

We at Regatta München have included these events in the racing schedule of the International Junior Regatta.

The JF events will be raced before the corresponding JM events. In addition, the events JF 4- B and JF 2x B LW, which had already been part of the programme in Munich in the past, were moved to the first block. Thus athletes can race the four and the double on the same day while complying with the two-hour interval rule.

Transportation and access to the course

Public Transportation

The course can be reached by public transportation on weekdays:

Go to Oberschleißheim by S1 (train) or to Dachau by S2

Change to Bus 291 (towards Dachau Bahnhof resp. Oberschleißheim)

To plan your journey, go to www.mvv-muenchen.de

Tickets for public transport can be bought online, via app and downloaded to your smartphone (MVV App) or at vending machines at the train stations.

If you have a S-Bahn ticket to Oberschleißheim, you can use the public bus with the same ticket.

Additional Regatta Shuttle Service – 20 €

We organise a private shuttle bus service (in addition to the official city bus service) from Wednesday to Sunday. Why? Because public transport service does not cover evenings and will not run at the weekends at all.

On Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, and Friday morning, this shuttle service connects Oberschleißheim and the regatta venue. The bus stop at Oberschleißheim is located next to the official 291 bus stop. Check out the map of the station here. The stop at the regatta venue is located close to the boom gate directly at the road leading to the overall venue entrance.

Regatta Center – Oberschleißheim S-Bahn S1 Train Station – Regatta Center

Wednesday 18:00 to 21:00 h every 30 minutes/as often as traffic permits

Thursday 18:00 to 21:00 h every 30 minutes/as often as traffic permits

Oberschleißheim S-Bahn S1 Train Station – Regatta Center – Oberschleißheim

Thursday 10:00 to 12:00 h every 30 minutes/as often as traffic permits

Friday 06:00 to 10:00 h every 30 minutes/as often as traffic permits

Attention: From Friday 18:00 h onwards, Saturday and Sunday all day, there will be no trains whatsoever to Oberschleißheim due to extensive construction works. The S1 trains will be replaced by busses (follow signs SEV). Therefore, we change the shuttle bus departure to the S-Bahn/U-Bahn station Feldmoching. Check out the map of the station here. Our private shuttle bus service departs at Josef-Frankl-Straße close to the taxi stand.

Regatta Center – Feldmoching S-Bahn S1/U-Bahn U2 Train Station – Regatta Center

Friday 18:00 to 21:00 h every 30 minutes/as often as traffic permits

Feldmoching S-Bahn S1/U-Bahn U2 Train Station – Regatta Center – Feldmoching

Saturday 06:00 | 06:45 | 07:30 | 08:15 | 09:00

Sunday 06:00 | 06:45 | 07:30 | 08:15 | 09:00

Regatta Center – Feldmoching S-Bahn S1/U-Bahn U2 Train Station – Regatta Center

Saturday 16:00 | 16:45 | 17:30 | 18:15 | 19:00 | 20:00 | 21:00 | 22:00

Sunday 14:00 | 14:45 | 15:30 | 16:15 | 17:00

Please note that public transport tickets are not valid on the special shuttle and vice versa.

You need to book tickets for the special shuttle bus in advance via the online entry system MAX at max.regatta.de. They costs 20 € per person. You can then collect your bus stamp together with your accreditation at the Information Center.

MAX: Use your login data from previous race entry bookings or register from scratch. Once in the system, click on the button ‘Show overview’ below the Euro Masters Regatta 2018 logo. Click on the button ‘Select additional services’ and select Bus Shuttle S-Bahn/U-Bahn/Regatta – 25.-29.07.2018 by inserting the number of tickets needed (one per person for full period of time). By clicking on ‘Select additional service’ you will be presented with the check-out page where you can make your payment for the additional service.

Parking

From Thursday morning until the end of the event on Sunday, only drawing vehicles may enter the regatta venue to bring boat trailers in or pick them up. These drawing vehicles as well as all other vehicles have to park at the grandstand parking of the Olympic Regatta Center. There is a parking fee that applies to all vehicles (3 € per day).

You can pre-book a parking permit for five days (25.-29.2018) for 10 € via max.regatta.de. You will have to use your login data from previous race entry bookings or register from scratch. Once in the system, click on the button ‘Show overview’ below the Euro Masters Regatta 2018 logo. Click on the button ‘Select additional services’ and select parking permit by inserting the number of 5-day permits needed (one per car). By clicking on ‘Select additional service’ you will be presented with the check-out page where you can make your payment for the additional service.

Please pick up your prepaid parking permit at the container at the venue entrance.

Daily Schedules, List of Entries and Daily Programmes EMR2018

Schedules, List of Entries and Daily Programmes

As of: July 28, 11.25pm

Schedules

List of Entries

Daily Programmes

Please note: Crew changes, wirthdrawals and late entries are not yet included and will be reviewed and entered by the Jury. The updated daily programmes will be published after the relevant entry deadline for late entries during the evening before each race day.