Two winning bids for FISA events
Regatta München has been awarded two major rowing events: During its annual ordinary congress, the World Rowing Federation FISA (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Aviron) announced that the Olympic Regatta Course in Munich will be the venue for the European Rowing Junior Championships in 2021 and for the World Rowing Cup II in 2024.
Thus, two out of the four applications the Munich regatta association compiled in honorary work and submitted via the German Rowing Association DRV succeeded in the bidding process. For the European Rowing Junior Championships 2021, Munich prevailed against the French Brive and Sabaudia in Italy. For the World Rowing Cup II 2024, Zagreb was defeated by the Munich application. A total of 21 national rowing federations with 31 regatta courses worldwide had put themselves forward to host 11 FISA regattas scheduled between 2021 and 2024. Among the other German applicants for FISA events, Duisburg was selected for the European Rowing U23 Championships and Brandenburg was considered for the World Rowing Master Regatta 2024.
“We are delighted that our application for the European Rowing Junior Championships 2021 and the World Cup II 2024 has been accepted,” says Oliver Bettzieche, President of Regatta München. “We put blood, sweat and tears into the applications to bring Munich back on the map of FISA regatta venues. In addition to national and international regattas, such an exceptional Olympic regatta course simply needs to host top-class elite sporting events. By awarding the events to Munich, FISA acknowledges that our regatta venue and our team has the potential again to host world-class rowing events.”
Nevertheless, a light disappointment remains: Regatta München had also applied for the World Rowing Masters Regatta 2022 and the World Cup II in 2023. Here Libourne (France) and Varese (Italy) prevailed. “We would have loved to host even more top-class FISA events until 2024”, Oliver Bettzieche said. “We see the FISA decision as a stimulus to continue our commitment. In cooperation with local politics and economy, we have to develop concepts to make the Olympic regatta course attractive while complying with landmark protection so we can put ourselves forward for further tasks in the future. For now, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and focus on the events in 2021 and 2024.”