Good news for the Masters community: From 2020, Regatta Munich will host the Euro Masters Regatta every year at the Olympic regatta course in Munich. This will give all rowers aged 27 and older the chance to check their performance levels before the World Rowing Masters Regatta. In 2020, the Euro Masters will take place in Munich from July 17 to 19, followed by the World Rowing Masters Regatta in Linz from September, 2 to 6.
“The popularity of the Euro Masters Regatta is growing steadily. Of course, we are happy about the increasing demand and respond the Masters rowers’ request to compete regularly on the Olympic regatta course,” says Oliver Bettzieche, President of Regatta München e.V. “To us, it is important to not only offer a high-quality competition from an athlete’s perspective with fair conditions, but also to create a great atmosphere and a relaxed mood. It’s the mix that makes the difference.”
Originally, the Euro Masters Regatta took place every four years when the World Rowing Masters Regatta was held outside Europe. Munich was a centrally located alternative for Masters rowers who cannot or do not want to travel far. With the new annual rotation, Regatta München complements the Masters regatta season and offers a location determination before the most important Masters event of the year.