Junior champions crowned and YOG qualification begins in Lithuania
The junior champions for 2017 were decided today on the waters of Galve Lake in Trakai, Lithuania at the World Rowing Junior Championships It also saw qualification spots at next year's Youth Olympic Games being decided. The day started off with mild temperatures under clearing skies and athletes on the water had a bit of a ripple to contend. Youthful excitement and tears from parents closed off the week of racing in a fabulous lakeside atmosphere.
The semifinals raced today at the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. The goal was to be in a top three spot as this would get them into Sunday’s final. The goal was also to get the good weather with predicted strong winds forcing races into five minute intervals. But for the start of racing Trakai’s Galve Lake looked great with some small wind gusts on generally flat water under sunny skies.
An enthusiastic crowd watched nine boat classes on day two at the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. The picturesque regatta course complete with an island castle at the finish line was a view of flat water and sunny skies.
Galve Lake in Trakai, Lithuania became the home of over 700 under-19 rowers as they got ready to compete in the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships. The conditions on the lake made for good rowing with nearly flat water and warm conditions. Earlier in the afternoon a rain storm had passed through cooling the day, but all was now calm.