Rowing World Cup Regattas shall be open to all competitors who are authorised to compete by their member federation and who are eligible under the relevant rules. To represent a county in a World Rowing Championship, a competitor shall be citizen of that country, he/she must be able to prove this by showing an official document (passport or identity card). In exceptional cases, the Executive Committee may make exceptions. National Federations may enter up to two crews in each of a Rowing World Cup final regatta and no more than three crews in each event at the other Rowing World Cup regattas.
About Slovenia and Bled
Slovenia is one of the smallest and also one of the youngest European countries. It entered the European Union in May 2004 and was the first among the ten new member states, who joined the Union in 2004, to introduce the Euro as the official currency, in January 2007. Slovenia is situated on the crossroads of four European landscape units – the Alps, the Pannonian Plain, the Dinaric Mountains and the Mediterranean. The country’s unforgettable and unique features are created through the intertwinement of these landscapes. Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia.
Rowing in Slovenia
The beginnings of rowing in Slovenia goes back to the year 1887 when the first rowing club was founded in the coastal town of Piran/Pirano, Club Piranese Salvore. Only a year later the S.C.Libertas was founded in the nearby Koper/Capodistria. Competitive rowing later emerged in the capital Ljubljana as well as Bled. The Slovenian rowing tradition has been topped with many internationally recognized achievements ranging from gold medals in the Olympic Games and World Championships to the organization of successful World and European Championships on Lake Bled. The population of Slovenia is around 2,000, 000 (July 2011 est.) inhabitants of which approximately 5,200 live in Bled.
About Lake Bled
Lake Bled is 2,200 meters long. Two years ago Bled celebrated 100 years since its first regatta took place on Lake Bled. The first major event organised in Bled was 1930 Yugoslavia national championships. Bled has hosted FISA World Championships in 1966, 1979 and 1989. Bled has also hosted two World Masters Championships in 1986 and 1995 as well World Junior Championships in 1971 and European Championships in 1956.
The following events are offered at the Samsung World Rowing Cup:
Men (M) 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Women (W) 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 8+
Lightweight Men (LM) 2x, 4-
Lightweight Women (LW) 2x
Lightweight Men (LM) 1x, 2-
Lightweight Women (LW) 1x
Adaptive: ASW1x, ASM1x, TAMix2x, IDMix4+, LTAMix4+