Monday, 6 June 2011, Midnight (CET): Close of entries
|Thursday||16 June 2011||17:00hrs||Team Managers Meeting and Draw|
|Friday||17 June 2011||09:00hrs||Heats + Repechages|
|Saturday||18 June 2011||09:30hrs||Finals F, E, D, C + Semifinals|
|17:50hrs||Finals International Events|
|20:00hrs||Reception - Nations' Dinner|
|Sunday||19 June 2011||All Day||Finals B + Finals A World Cup Events|
The timetable for the preliminary heats, repechages and semifinals depends on the number of entries and therefore modifications are possible.
The following events are offered at the Rowing World Cup:
|Men||(M)||1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+|
|Women||(W)||1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 8+|
|Lightweight Men||(LM)||2x, 4-|
|Lightweight Men||(LM)||1x, 2-|
World Rowing World Cup regattas shall be open to all competitors who are authorized to compete by their member federation and who are eligible under the relevant rules. To represent a country in a World Rowing Championship, a competitor shall be a citizen of that country, He 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 Federation may enter up to two crews in each event of a Rowing World Cup final regatta and no more than three crews in each event at the other World Cup regattas.
Situated on the River Elbe and around the Alster lakes, Hamburg is considered to be the most beautiful city in the heart of Europe. With its port and a dynamic economy, the international trading metropolis is one of Europe’s fastest growing metropolitan regions. Its international range of sport and culture along with its shopping and leisure facilities, fairs and festivals, as well as varied, vibrant nightlife, attract millions of visitors year after year.
The city’s abundance of water makes it ideal for rowing. Mainland Europe’s first rowing club was founded in Hamburg in 1836, ‘Der Hamburger Ruder Club’. This marked the birth of rowing as a sport in Germany. In April 1853, Hamburg’s second rowing club was founded as the ‘Germania Ruderclub’. Birth clubs merged in 1934 to become the ‘Hamburger und Germania Ruder Club’. With over 700 members it is now Germany’s largest rowing club and also the world’s second oldest, after Leander Boat Club in Henley. Today, Hamburg’s rowing tradition flourishes in 20 rowing clubs with more than 5,000 active members. Germany has a population of approximately 81,471,834 (July 2011) of which 4.3 million people live in the city-state of Hamburg and the surrounding metropolitan region.
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 at Dove-Elbe water park. It is a calm stretch of water in a conservation area in the south-east of Hamburg. In the 1980s, the natural setting of the Dove-Elbe was converted into a modern regatta course, meeting all requirements for national and international contests. Due to its location in a listed nature conservation area, the spectator stands, pedestrian bridges, floating start tower, pontoon start bridges and additional landing stages requires for international regattas have to be installed temporarily. The course is 2150m long and 200m wide. The direction of the course is west-east.