European junior champs attract 34 nations
Running for its eighth year, the European Rowing Junior Championships is underway on 26 May 2018.
This year, the championship is taking place in Gravelines in the north of France between Calais and Dunkirk. Packed with a lifetime of history and its modern sport facilities, Gravelines is an ideal location to experience the mix of sport, history, modernity, culture, nature and architecture.
The regatta this year holds a higher importance than the past few years as it serves as the European 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualification Regatta for the following boat classes: women’s and men’s single sculls and women’s and men’s pair. This year there are 469 athletes competing from 34 nations. This is a record number of countries, beating last year’s record of 33 nations.
The biggest squad at the regatta will be Italy with 49 athletes attending, followed by Romania (42), Czech Republic (37), France (33) and then Russia (33). Among other the nations participating is a group of rowing development nations racing such as; Albania, Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia and Moldova.
The draw takes place at 17:00hrs (CEST) on Friday, 25 May 2018. The first races begin Saturday 26 May at 08:30hrs local time (CEST).
1. The provisional time table for the event can be found here.
4. Also available on WorldRowing.com
- Start lists / Schedule
- News / Photos
5. Join the conversation…
- Use the hashtag #ERJChamps
6. Learn more about rowing with this short series about the sport. Full playlist here.
7. YOG Qualification information here.
8. European Rowing Junior Championship boat class information here.