Rowing season off to a fast start
The day of finals at the World Rowing Cup I in Bled, Slovenia introduced some new boat combinations to the international rowing scene. Bled turned out to be an ideal place for this season starter with today's finals races enjoying slight tail wind conditions under sunny early summer skies.
The race was on to make the final at World Rowing Cup 1 in Bled, Slovenia. This afternoon's racing was a programme of semifinals with the men's double sculls causing much interest around the racing of former single sculler, Marcel Hacker of Germany.
The weather was also being carefully watched as it went sunny skies and a very slight wind dusting, to darkened skies with rain and a tail wind.
Lake Bled, Slovenia was alive with top rowing athletes from 34 nations as the first World Rowing Cup of the 2015 got under way. With sunny skies and just a slight breeze, Bled had turned on great racing conditions for today's heats.
As this regatta is following a two-day format, athletes were racing to go to semifinals or directly to tomorrow's finals as repechages were not taking place. Today, there would be no second chance.
Athletes from around the world are gearing up for the first World Rowing regatta of the season to be held this coming weekend in Bled, Slovenia.