Lightweight Races at the 2018 Euro Masters Regatta

Lightweight Races at the 2018 Euro Masters Regatta

After some discussions as well as many thoughts and due to popular demand, we are going to introduce lightweight races at the 2018 Euro Masters Regatta for the first time.

Please note that this is an evaluation for future regattas, and we will only offer lightweight races for 1x events and age categories A to F for women and A to G for men immediately following the relevant regular race in the race schedule. These are the specific races:

Men                 Women
205L MLM 1x A *     215L MLW 1x A *
306L MLM 1x B *     105L MLW 1x B *
211L MLM 1x C *     322L MLW 1x C *
327L MLM 1x D *     203L MLW 1x D *
220L MLM 1x E *     115L MLW 1x E *
333L MLM 1x F *     233L MLW 1x F *
111L MLM 1x G *

Sample: Race 203 MLW 1x D will take place on Friday and has 6 regular divisions. Race 203L MLW 1x Lightweight will immediately take place after the last of the 6 regular divisions and before race 204.

Rules for lightweight rowers

Please note the following rules which are applied to lightweight races following Rule 31 of the FISA Rules of Racing:

  1. A lightweight male single sculler may not weigh more than 72.5 kgs.
  2. A lightweight female single sculler may not weigh more than 59 kgs.
  3. The weighing scales should indicate the weight of the rower to 0.1 kg.
  4. Lightweight rowers shall be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on tested scales not less than one hour and not more than two hours before their first race of each lightweight event in which they are competing, each day of the competition.
  5. The Control Commission shall require presentation of each rower’s official identity card with photograph at the time of the first weighing of the rower and subsequently.
  6. A rower not meeting the required weight may be weighed again any number of times within the allowed time limit. However, if a rower fails to meet the required weight or does not present itself by the expiry of the time permitted for weighing, the rower is no longer eligible and shall be excluded from the event.

This means that you need to be weighed several times each day, if you decide to participate in multiple lightweight races in one day or on separate days.

This also means that you are not automatically entered for the regular non-lightweight race in case you do not meet the lightweight weight criteria and that you will be excluded from racing, if you were not weighed before the race.

Munich Masters Trophy

There will be no separate trophy races for lightweight rowers. Lightweight rowers, who row in the lightweight races, are considered for the relevant 1x event in their age category, if they belong to the six or seven fastest participants in that specific event and age category. Please note: There is no weigh-in for the Munich Masters Trophy races.

Entries in MAX

If you have entered your boat in MAX already in the regular race, you can either notify us and we will modify your entry in the system or you can cancel that entry and make a new entry for the relevant race marked with the “L”. All entries made before the early-bird deadline, either done for the regular or the lightweight races, will be considered for the early-bird discount, even if we change the race to lightweight afterwards, no worries.

Filippi is Euro Masters premium partner 2018 and offers extensive boat rental

Filippi is Euro Masters premium partner 2018 and offers extensive boat rental

Munich, May 4, 2018 – 

Regatta München e.V. partners with Filippi, the Italian racing boat manufacturer, for the Euro Masters Regatta 2018. Filippi will be premium partner at the international regatta at the Olympic regatta course in Munich from July 26-29. The event will attract more than 2,500 rowers between 27 and 80+ years from 25 countries. In particular, the sponsorship agreement will be beneficial to all participants travelling to Munich from far way: Filippi will not only offer repair services for his customers but also an extensive boat rental at the regatta, eliminating the need to bring own boats.

“Filippi is a trusted brand amongst masters rowers. We hope that the boat rental will facilitate competing in Munich for all rowers who cannot bring own boats,” says Oliver Bettzieche, president of Regatta München e.V. Traditionally, master rowers get together once a year to compete at World Masters. Every fourth year, the regatta takes place in a non-European country. This year it will be in Sarasota, Florida/USA. The Euro Masters Regatta in Munich is both a performance benchmark for European athletes competing in Sarasota in September as well as an alternative for those athletes who do not want to travel overseas.

“Our goal is to provide professional rowers with high quality boats while giving them the opportunity to have a great time together. We are proud to be part of the Euro Masters Regatta 2018 in Munich. This is the best place to meet Masters from all over Europe,” says Maria Guerrazzi, responsible for Filippi Boat hire at master regattas.

Entries for the Euro Masters Regatta are open until July 4, 2018. Rental requests for singles, doubles, pairs, fours, quads and eights should reach Filippi preferably until June 30. Rental fees are Euro 40.- per race and seat, additional rent will have to be paid for practice sessions.

For further information about the regatta and the boat rental, please visit http://www.regatta.de/.

About Regatta München e.V.

Regatta München e.V. has been founded in 2013 to continue to host the traditional, successful international rowing regattas at the Olympic regatta course from 1972. The association builds on dedicated individuals, rowing and canoeing clubs, sport enthusiastic enterprises as members as well as on volunteers and kind partners to organise the events. Regatta München e.V. is a member of the Bavarian Rowing Association and the German Rowing Association.

Press contact:
Jutta Deuschl
Mail: j.deuschl@regatta.de

Exhibitors

The following exhibitors and companies will be present at the 2018 Euro Masters Regatta:

  • BBG Bootsmanufaktur Berlin
  • Di-Bi Abbigliamento sportivo
  • JLSPORT.DE
  • New Wave Sportswear

The list will be updated frequently.

Exhibitors and companies, who are interested in exhibiting, please find the relevant information package in the Downloads are of this website.

Boat rental

Regatta München e.V. is pleased to offer you several boat rental options at Euro Masters Regatta 2018. In addition to Filippi as a premium partner, other boat rental companies have joined forces to complement the offer this year. Information about the different boat rental companies can be found below.

The rental enquiry can be made directly via our MAX online reporting system. When you register a race, you can directly activate the option “rental boat” and specify to which provider you would like to send the request. This is only a non-binding inquiry, not an order. The respective provider will contact you to confirm the request or to request further information.

Important

The following applies to all boat rental providers: For boat rental a contractual relationship arises directly between you and the respective provider, not between you and Regatta München e.V.

To ensure seamless, quick processes a, please note the following general rules:

General information on boat rental

  1. The boat rental tries, as far as possible, to give out the same boats to its customers, but this is not guaranteed.
  2. Customers returning damaged boats must immediately inform the boat rental company and submit a damage report.
  3. Fours and eights are equipped with standard speaker systems, but a cox box is not included.
  4. The official rental contracts or an identity card must be presented when picking up the boat.
  5. Rental boats launch and land from the designated jetties only.
  6. Both rental boats and oars must be returned to the original racks.
  7. If you want to adjust the inner lever quickly, you should bring your own attachments (CLAMs).
  8. Rental boats come without stroke coaches.

Boat settings

Allowed adjustments

  • Foot stretchers
  • Slides

What must remain unchanged:

  • Pitch
  • Oar lock spacing
  • Steering cables (cross-riggered)
  • Foot stretchers with steering must remain at stroke seat
  • Overall oar length
  • Inner lever

Accessories must not removed from one rental boat and installed in another.

Deadline for reservation requests

Filippi guarantees the availability of a boat for all requests received by 8 July 2018 at the latest.

Pricing

  • 40 € per seat per training session
  • 40 € per seat per race

Boat rental for races

Please use the option “Rental boat” in MAX. After your message Filippi will receive your request. A Filippi representative will contact you within one week.

The boats can be hired 40 minutes before the race and must be returned immediately after the race and the award ceremony. The bow numbers must be collected BEFORE receiving the boat.

Boat rental for training purposes

From Tuesday, 24 July, between 8 am and 7 pm, boats can be hired for training purposes. The rental period is one hour (60 minutes), whereby the training time is 45 minutes and the transfer time 15 minutes. The boat can be requested for a certain time, but the times are not guaranteed. The allocated times will be published two weeks before the regatta.

For boats that are returned too late, a delay surcharge will be levied. Additional security may also be required for subsequent rentals.

For rental inquiries for training purposes please contact Filippi directly at info@rowing-master.it. (Please ask in English or Italian.)

Oars

There are two options of oars available:

  • Heavyweight / younger age groups
  • Lightweight / older age groups

All oars (sculling and sweep) are Croker or Concept2 and will be on sale after the regatta. You can obtain information on this at the following e-mail address: info@rowing-master.it. (Please ask in English or Italian.)

Questions about Filippi boat rental

Please send general inquiries about Filippi boat rental to the following e-mail address (in English or Italian): info@rowing-master.it

Deadline for reservation requests

BBG guarantees to check and confirm all boat rental requests received by 15 July 2018.

Pricing

  • 30 € per seat per training session
  • 40 € per seat per race

Boat rental for races

Please use the option “Rental boat” in MAX. After your message BBG will receive your request and get in touch with you.

The boats can be hired 40 minutes before the race and must be returned immediately after the race and the award ceremony. The bow numbers must be collected BEFORE receiving the boat.

Boat rental for training purposes

From Tuesday, 24 July, between 8 am and 7 pm, boats can be hired for training purposes. The rental period is one hour (60 minutes), whereby the training time is 45 minutes and the transfer time 15 minutes. The boat can be requested for a certain time, but the times are not guaranteed. The allocated times will be published two weeks before the regatta.

For boats that are returned too late, a delay surcharge will be levied. Additional security may also be required for subsequent rentals.

For rental inquiries for training purposes please contact BBG directly at anja@bbg-rowing.com (inquiries in English or German)

Oars

All oars (sculling and sweep) are Concept2.

Questions about BBG boat rental

Please send general inquiries about BBG boat rental to the following e-mail address (in English or German): anja@bbg-rowing.com