Dutch dominance at first World Rowing Cup of the season
Weather predictions meant a change to the schedule for this, the final day of racing at the 2018 World Rowing Cup I in Belgrade, Serbia. The A-finals were brought forward and raced closer together as there was expectations of a thunderstorm.
Fast times were helped by a very slight tail wind with warm water and warm air temperatures making it perfect for a day of racing.
As temperatures rose and the skies cleared, the first A-finals of the weekend got underway in Belgrade, Serbia. With a slight ripple on the water the conditions were almost perfect for athletes.
The first World Rowing Cup of the 2018 season continued in Belgrade, Serbia with semifinals. Rowers today faced head wind conditions but still great water conditions and continued warm weather.
The 2018 season opened with fast times as rowers enjoyed sunny, 28 degree Celsius conditions, flat water and barely any wind changing to a cross wind as the racing progressed. This was World Rowing Cup I taking place in Belgrade, Serbia. The para preliminary races started the day of racing with Birgit Skarstein of Norway setting a new World Best Time in the para PR1 women’s single sculls.