The European Rowing Championships are among the oldest pan-continental sporting events and are able to trace their history back to 1893. The event has progressed a long way from its 19th century origins – with just three races and all for men.
The European Rowing Championships were staged almost annually from 1893 to 1973 after which they evolved into the World Rowing Championships. A European Championships event was reintroduced into the international rowing calendar in 2007. In 2013, the championships were moved to an early season spot and thus have become an integral event for many teams.
The events offered at the 2021 European Rowing Championships are:
Men (M): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Women (W): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Lightweight men (LM): 1x, 2x, 4x
Lightweight women (LW): 1x, 2x, 4x
Para-rowing: PR1 M1x, PR1 W1x, PR2 Mix2x, PR3 Mix4+
Para rowing classification for athletes with a physical impairment will be offered at European Paralympic Qualification Regatta (Varese, ITA). Athletes who want to get classified and take part in the European Rowing Championships in Varese, ITA, will have the opportunity to do so at the preceding European Olympic & Paralympic Qualification Regatta.
All European Member National Federations plus Israel shall be eligible to compete in the European Rowing Championships. An athlete must present a valid passport from the country for which he wishes to compete (as per FISA rules).
ABOUT THE VENUE
Varese is located in the Northern part of Italy, 55km north of Milan. The town lies at the foot of the Campo dei Fiori mountain range overlooking Lake Varese. It has a population of approximately 80,000.
Lake Varese, is 8.8 km long and 4.5 km wide.
It has hosted the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2007, 2012 European Rowing Championships and 2013 World Rowing Masters Regatta, the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 Championships, the 2015World Rowing Cup II and the 2016 World Rowing Cup I.
Lake Varese has been part of Natura 2000 . This is the European Union’s large system of protected areas, which safeguard rare or endangered species and habitats.
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