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Events Offered

The following events are offered at the Under 23 World Rowing Championships:

Under 23 Men (BM) 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+, 4+

Under 23 Women (BW) 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+

Under 23 Lightweight Men (BLM) 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-

Under 23 Lightweight Women (BLW) 1x, 2x, 4x


World Rowing Championships are open to all member federations. A rower may compete in an Under 23 rowing event until 31st of December of the year in which he reaches the age of 22.

About Brandenburg

Brandenburg is one of the sixteen federal states of Germany, and is situated in the east of the country, surrounding capital city Berlin. It was a new federal state re-created in 1990 upon the reunification of East and West Germany. Brandenburg was originally the core of the German Empire. The capital of the state of Brandenburg is Potsdam. 

Rowing in Germany

Exported from Great Britain, rowing came to Germany in the early 1800s. The first German rowing club was founded in Hamburg in 1836 following an initiative of British rowers living there. Over the next half century, a large number of rowing clubs were founded all over the country culminating with the birth of the German Rowing Association (DRV - Deutscher Ruderverband) in March 1883, including 34 rowing clubs and 1166 members at the time. Today, the German Rowing Association (DRV) has the largest membership within the world rowing federation, FISA, and is one of the most successful rowing countries in the world.

About the Regatta Course

The regatta course is situated on the outskirts of Brandenburg and is part of the Beetzsee river. Construction of the course began in 1967 and by 1969, the course was ready to host international competitions at FISA standards. The 2005 World Rowing Junior Championships were held in Brandenburg, and the course also regularly hosts the German National Trials. 

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