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.