Welcome to the Euro Masters Regatta in Munich!
Perfect conditions for fair races combined with great regatta atmosphere at the Olympic Olympic Regatta Course from 1972: That’s what you can expect from Euro Masters Regatta in Munich.
Thank you for visiting our website – whether you’re looking for insights as participant or visitor. We have compiled all the latest information for you. Some details are still worked on. So please check back often, follow us on Facebook or join our Facebook group Euro Masters Regatta to make sure you don’t miss any updates.
The organisation of the Euro Masters Regatta is divided into several functional areas.
|Host||Regatta München e.V.|
|Event director||Oliver Bettzieche, MRM|
|Regatta directors||Oliver Bettzieche, MRM
Philip Schmolling, MRM
Vincent Reß, MRM
|Regatta committee||Oliver Bettzieche, MRM
Philip Schmolling, MRM
Vincent Reß, MRM
|President of the jury||Philip Schmolling, MRM|
|Safety officer||Stefan Kapeller, MRM|
|Regatta doctor||Dr. Norbert Kapeller|
|Boat area||Emmanuelle Rousseau, MRM|
|Information center||Elias Kraus, MRM
|Media production||Luis Heiss, MRM
Leopold Strobl, MRM
|Victory ceremony||Gabi Lammers
|Public announcers||Arno Boes
|Course supply||Claudia Yayehyirad|
|Volunteer Management||Philipp Dierken, MRM
Essential information for participants
You can find the complete race schedule for all three days here.
FISA Rules of Racing
The races shall be rowed according the FISA Rules of Racing and related bye-laws.
A rower may compete if he/she attains the age of 27 in 2020. The age you reach in 2020 determines which age category you are in.
The age categories as defined by FISA in the Bye-Laws to Rule 32 will apply as follows:
|Age category||Age category|
|A||27 years (MA)||H||70 years (AA)|
|B||36 years (AA)||I||75 years (AA)|
|C||43 years (AA)||J||80 years (AA)|
|D||50 years (AA)||K||83 years (AA)|
|E||55 years (AA)||L||86 years (AA)|
|F||60 years (AA)||M||89 years (AA)|
|G||65 years (AA)|
MA – minimum age, AA – average age
Within an age category, a sorting by the year of birth is applied equivalent to the World Masters Regatta. The sorting by year of birth will be done at the draw considering all valid entries by the time of the draw. The sorting within an age category will be done backwards from the oldest to the youngest participant. Late entries that will come in after the draw will row in the heat with the youngest participants, not considering their year of birth. If scratches occur, the regatta committee reserves the right to depart from that rule.
You don’t look your age. Please make sure to bring an official ID document such as passport, ID card or driver’s licence with you to prove your age. At the Information Center, we will prepare an accreditation including a copy of your ID for you, so you can simply carry that accreditation.
General entry deadline is June 24, 2020, 6pm CET.
Entry deadline for the Mixed races is July 18, 2020, 4pm CET.
Entries for the Mixed races can be made online until that deadline.
Entries only by using MAX, the online entry system. MAX will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
Crew changes, withdrawals and late entries have to be made via MAX, the online entry system.
As a maximum, only half of the rowers of a crew may be substituted. A substitute shall not be permitted if the age of the substituting rower would lower the average age of the crew by more than one year or change the age category of that crew.
+++ Early bird savings +++ Early bird savings +++ Early bird savings +++
|Event||Early registration April 01 to May 15, 2020
||Registration May 16 to Juny 24, 2020
|Single||24 €||26 €|
|Pair/Double||48 €||52 €|
|Quad||96 €||104 €|
|Eight||192 €||208 €|
Early registration: At the early registration deadline on May 15, 2020 the amount for the early entries is due by bank transfer or online payment. Early entries that are not paid for by the deadline will be charged with the regular entry fees.
Regular entries: At the entry deadline on June 24, 2020 the total amount of the entry fees incl. possible additional fees (excluding the early registration fees already paid) are due by bank transfer or online payment. Please note that entries that are not paid at the entry deadline will not be automatically scratched, they remain valid entries.
General entry fee information:
- Online payment is available via PayPal.
- Fees for foreign bank transfers are not paid by the regatta organisation.
- Entry fee reimbursements are only paid should an event not come about. Transaction costs might be deducted.
- If you have not paid your entry fees in advance, you have to pay the due amount in cash or by card at the Information Center at the course by 8pm CET the day before the race the latest. Please note that there will be a surcharge of 10% to the entry fee when paying on site (except for late entries and mixed entries).
- Attention: If you fail to pay your entry fees on time, you will not be allowed to start.
Late entries, withdrawals and crew changes
Changes to entries can only be made by using MAX, the online entry system. Please have your login credentials available to access the original entry you have made. You can use the online terminals in the Information Center or just access the system via your smartphone.
Crew changes: Crew changes are possible up to two hours before the start time of the first heat of the respective race via MAX, the online entry system. As a maximum, only half of the rowers of a crew may be substituted. The substitutes have to be members of the same club (or, in the case of composite crews, of one of the clubs concerned). A substitute shall not be permitted if the age of the substituting rower would lower the average age of the crew by more than one year or change the age category of that crew.
Late entries: Late entries are accepted via MAX, the online entry system until 4pm CET the day before the actual race. Entry fees in this case are doubled! There is no entitlement to late entries. Late entries that will come in after the draw will row in the heat with the youngest participants, not considering their year of birth. If scratches occur, the regatta committee reserves the right to depart from that rule.
Entry fees for late entries can be paid by bank transfer or online payment or at the regatta office.
Withdrawals: If a crew cannot or does not want to start in a race, the crew must cancel its entry as soon as possible via MAX, the online entry system. For fairness reasons for the other crews in this race and for crews who want to participate instead by late entry, the withdrawal should take place until 4pm CET of the day before the race, at the latest two hours before the start time of the first heat of the respective race.
For Masters lightweight races (MLW and MLM), rule 31 of the FISA Rules of Racing applies. Lightweight single scullers may not weigh more than 72.5kg (men/MLM) and 59kg (women/MLW). Lightweight rowers shall be weighed wearing only their racing uniform not less than one hour and not more than two hours before their race.
The coxswain’s weight is 55kg. A coxswain has to employ deadweight to compensate for an underweight condition to a maximum of 15kg. Coxswains will weigh-in once for the whole regatta one (1) hour before their first race at the latest.
A coxswain may be of either gender. Age categories do not apply to coxswains of Masters crews.
For weigh-in, please go to shed #22. Scales for inofficial weight check can be found at shed #22. Lightweight weigh-in two hours before the race.
Official weigh-in times will be published here depending on the actual race schedule.
The traffic rules can be found here.
Proof of age and accreditation
Each regatta participant must be able to proof his/her age by presentation of an official photo ID (passport, ID card, driver’s license). At the regatta office, you will be able to obtain an accreditation to avoid the necessity of carrying the photo ID. The age of the participants will be verified during the regatta. In addition, the identity can be verified at the victory ceremony.
All age groups race on the 1,000 meter course. Generally, races are started on six or seven lanes in 3 or 4 minute intervals.
When the number of entries in an event exceeds the number of available racing lanes, the event will be divided into two or more finals. If an event’s age category has one entry only, this crew shall start in the next lower age category.
The winner of each final receives a medal. If we have to consolidate several age groups in one heat, the winner of each age group will be determined and awarded with a medal. The winner of the Munich Masters Trophy races receive a special award.
Members of the same crew shall compete wearing uniform clothing. The regulation regarding uniform clothing does not apply for mixed crews on Sunday.
Training at the course is possible during the following times:
- Monday and Tuesday: all day (from sunrise until sunset)
- Wednesday: 4pm CET until sunset (Please note: The course is closed due to highschool regatta event!)
- Thursday: all day (from sunrise until sunset)
- Friday through Sunday: sunrise until 30 minutes before the first race and 30 minutes after the last race until sunset
It is planned to have a warm-up/cool-down zone located in shed #2.
Please note that doping tests are also possible at Masters regattas. A required medication has to be attested together with the relevant diagnoses and the agents applied – insofar as they are not banned, but notifiable by anti-doping regulations – by the attending doctor. A copy of the attestation shall be deposited before the competition in a sealed envelope at the regatta office. The envelope will only be opened in the presence of the rower and shall be collected upon completion of the regatta.
Each competitor shall be responsible for his or her own health and fitness.
Team tents can be placed along the course in designated areas after a permit has been obtained from the Information Center.As the available space is limited, please contact the regatta management in advance indicating the amount of space needed. Please note that you are not allowed to cook hot meals in team tents.
Information regarding boat rental is offered in a separate area on this page.
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 Course. There is a parking fee that applies to all vehicles (3 €/day).
Our hospitality partners offer a choice of cold and hot meals and beverages at the regatta course.
Accommodation including shuttle services
Please direct accommodation requests to our hotel partner. They can provide you with good and conveniently located hotels in the vicinity of the course at affordable rates.
Münchner Hotel Verbund GmbH
Industriestraße 2, 82140 Olching, Germany
Contact: Frau Edith Wittkopf
Code: Euro Masters Regatta
If you book a shuttle-hotel through our hotel partner, a shuttle service hotel / race course in the morning and evening is included on all regatta days.
Please note: If you want to use the shuttle service between S-Bahn Oberschleißheim/Regatta Course without booking a hotel, please book it via MAX, the online entry system in advance.
Camping facilities at the regatta course will open from July 16, 2020. A fee depending on the duration of your stay will be charged.
Flat fee per person and day:
- payment in advance: 10 €
- payment on site: 15 €
For motorhomes/caravans, there is a one-off surcharge of 50 €. Reservations are possible via our online entry system MAX from April 6, 2020.
Munich Masters Trophy
They will be assigned to the six or seven fastest participants of all heats of the relevant races. The results in the respective lightweight races are also taken into account for the qualification. If lightweights qualify for the Munich Masters Trophy, they will not be weighed for the Trophy race. For these finals, the rowers can only qualify in their own age category. The assignment will take place two hours after the last heat of the relevant event.
If an event only consists of up to seven participants, the heat will be directly counted as the final race of the Munich Masters Trophy and the final in the evening or on the next day will not happen. There is no entry fee for the final races of the Munich Masters Trophy. The victory ceremony will take place immediately after each race at the victory pontoon.
Admission is free for visitors.
Parking spaces are available behind the grandstand for 3 €/day.
Information on all racing can be found in the regatta office at the LZM on the right-hand side of the course (seen from the launching area). Signs lead the way there.
There will be numerous caterers at the site offering a delicious variety of food and beverages as well as cosy seating. More details to follow soon!
Sightseeing – Munich and Upper Bavaria
Make the most of your rowing trip and discover Munich and the surrounding beautiful Bavarian pre-Alpine landscape!
Munich – tradition meets dynamics and creativity. It’s all in the mix!
It is the incomparable mixture of cosmopolitanism and tradition, of high-tech and down-to-earth, of innovation and charming serenity that makes Munich so attractive to tourists from all over the world. The Bavarian state capital with its 1.5 million inhabitants offers everything you would hope for from a perfect city trip: an extensive art and culture scene, unlimited sports and shopping opportunities, a lively bar and nightlife, a varied gastronomy and an excellent public transport network. At the same time, nature is just around the corner when you take a stroll through the English Garden, the Isar meadows, the parks of the castles or hop on a train to the near Alps and the Upper Bavarian lakes.
Munich enjoys an international reputation as an art and culture metropolis. Three top orchestras, major music festivals, outstanding opera and concert stages and an internationally renowned club scene stand for a wide range of music of all styles, from classical, jazz, rock and pop to the avant-garde. Munich offers over 50 museums and exhibition centres. A constantly growing world-class art area attracts art lovers from all over the world. In 2009, the Brandhorst Museum opened, which quickly developed into a magnet for the public and, with its renowned collection of modern art, complements the three Pinakotheken in a magnificent manner. The latest addition to the art area, the new house for the State Museum of Egyptian Art, opened its doors to visitors in June 2013. Since 2013 the Lenbachhaus presents itself to the public with its new extension building after its general renovation. The history and future of technology can be experienced up close in the Deutsches Museum, which has two branches in the city, the traffic centre on Theresienhöhe and the Schleißheim aircraft hangar in northern Munich. Anyone interested in automobiles and the successful combination of technology and design is heading for BMW Welt and the museum of the premium car manufacturer.
A deep insight into Munich’s history can be gained in the Munich City Museum with its permanent exhibition “Typical Munich”. A visit to the Wittelsbach Residence, the Wittelsbach City Palace, also provides information about the history of the residence city and the former Wittelsbach rule, which lasted more than 700 years. Even older is the neighbouring Alte Hof, the first seat of the Wittelsbacher, where the “Info Point” of the Bavarian Museums is located. A small multivision show in the museum introduces the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty. The world’s best-known member of the Bavarian royal family is undoubtedly the fairy-tale king Ludwig II, who was born in Nymphenburg Castle, the Wittelsbach summer residence in Munich.
Besides the rich culture of the city, the people of Munich love their sport. Whether tennis or ice hockey, swimming or rowing, marathons or cycling, golf or football – there are no limits to the enthusiasm for sport in the city during the 1972 Olympic Summer Games. Today, the Olympic Park and its stadiums are still used in many ways: for leisure sports, major sporting events, concerts, festivals or simply to relax in the greenery of the still spectacular tent roofs. With the Allianz Arena, Munich has one of the most modern and extraordinary stadium buildings in Europe. The outer skin and roofing of the stadium ring consist of thousands of diamond-shaped air cushions which glow in the club colours white and red at home matches of the FC Bayern München.
The top 10 sights in and around Munich
- Marienplatz und Glockenspiel
- Nymphenburger Schloss
- Schloss Schleißheim
- Münchener Residenz
- Olympiapark und das Erbe der XX. Olympischen Spiele 1972
- Die Pinakotheken
- Deutsches Museum
- Allianz Arena und die FC Bayern Erlebniswelt
- Englischer Garten
Excursions to the region
- The monasteries of Andechs, Ettal and Benediktbeuren
- Neuschwanstein Castle and the Wieskirche
- Linderhof Castle
- Lake Chiemsee with Herrenchiemsee Castle and Fraueninsel Island
- Lake Starnberg with the Rose Island
- Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Zugspitz
- Berchtesgaden and Lake Königssee with St. Bartholomä
- The Blue Land, Murnau and the Staffelsee
- Erdinger Therme