October 16-18, 2020: New date for 2020 Euro Masters Regatta fixed

After the wave of cancellations due to Corona, Regatta München e.V. sets an example and is working on having the 2020 Euro Masters Regatta take place nevertheless.

As you remember, the original date of the regatta was scheduled July 17 to 19, 2020. Since this period fell into the phase during which the German government officially prohibited any large event, we had to cancel the regatta with a heavy heart.

But here’s our good news for all Masters rowers: We found a new date for the 2020 Euro Masters Regatta. The Olympic Regatta Course will be home for the Masters community a good three months later than originally planned, from October 16 to 18, 2020. The clear prerequisite is that the official regulations around Corona allow such an event to take place at this time and that we can apply the then valid hygiene measures without endangering the health of participants, volunteers and partners.

New date, new schedule, new deadlines

The new
edition of the Euro Masters Regatta coincides with a period of shorter daylight
intervals and therefore requires the regatta program to be adjusted. We will
probably spread the MM/MW races over all three days and cancel mixed races. The
Munich Masters Single Trophy and the lightweight races will remain in the
program.

The regatta committee of Regatta München will revise the original regatta information over the next two weeks. It will be available on June 1, 2020 at our website and the relevant portals. The intentionally short registration period runs from August 15 to September 2, 2020. At the registration deadline we will assess whether the regatta can be held, taking into account the current corona situation. All registrants will be informed the following day whether the regatta can take place as advertised, whether we can offer an alternative racing schedule for entry registration or whether we have to cancel the regatta. Regardless of this, it is also possible that we have to cancel the regatta due to official regulations at any time between the entry deadline and the actual regatta date.

Adapted service offers

Our long-standing and trusted partner Filippi will be on site with a boat rental and accompanying service. This is a high-quality alternative for participating rowers to avoid a boat transport. In addition, we have negotiated special cancellation policies with three hotels in the area, which allow participants to book or cancel at short notice. The three hotels can be booked via www.muenchen-hotel.de/regatta.

“For a long time, it looked as if no regattas would be possible in 2020. We are all very happy that we have now found a way to offer the Masters community three exciting racing days at the Olympic Regatta Course in Munich-Oberschleissheim. Unfortunately, we cannot avoid that there will be an overlapping of regatta dates in this special autumn season in 2020”, says Oliver Bettzieche, President of Regatta München e.V. “Of course, there are still many unanswered questions, which we will clarify and communicate in the coming weeks. It is important to us that interested Masters can mark their calendars with the new date for the Euro Masters Regatta as soon as possible. Compared to the usual standard in Munich, there will certainly be some cutbacks and changes. After all, the safety and health of all those involved is a clear priority. And of course, we all need a good portion of optimism and flexibility.”

Attention: Regatta München explicitly reserves
the right to cancel the regatta if a resurgence of the pandemic endangers the
safety and health of participants, volunteers and partners or if an economical implementation
of the event is not possible. Therefore, we urgently request that hotels and
trips are always booked so that they can be cancelled at short notice. Regatta
München e.V. will under no circumstances cover any cancellation costs.