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Clear skies, cruise ships and rolling waves for the coastal championships

As the last cruise ship moved out of the harbour off the coast of Monaco, the heats at the 2016 World Rowing Coastal Championships began. Sunny skies and warm temperatures welcomed crews with relatively flat water for the morning races. As the day progressed, the wind came up and the water began to challenge rowers with choppy waves.

The heats were raced over a 4km course that featured four important turns. The course started close to the harbour and then followed a rectangular pattern, bringing the race back along the shore to finish in front of the port. 


As the last cruise ship moved out of the harbor off the coast of Monaco, the heats at the 2016 World Rowing Coastal Championships began. Sunny skies and warm temperatures welcomed crews with relatively flat water for the morning races. As the day progressed, the wind came up and the water began to challenge rowers with choppy waves.

The heats were raced over a 4km course that featured four important turns. The course started close to the harbor and then followed a rectangular pattern, bringing the race back along the shore to finish in front of the port.

Fast finals for para-rowers at the Rio Paralympics

Narrowed down to the final six, para-rowers raced for Paralympic medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With full grandstands to cheer them on the para-rowing finals on the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon enjoyed mirror-like conditions for this warm, overcast day.

The racing began with Rachel Morris setting a new Paralympic Best Time in the para women’s single sculls when she flew past her competition in the final sprint to take the Best Time and the gold medal. 

Race report: Junior finals complete rowing’s mega championships

The best of under 19-year-old rowers in the world competed in the 2016 finals of the World Rowing Junior Championships.

These got going after a delay in racing due to a passing thunderstorm at the last day of the combined 2016 World Rowing Senior, Under 23 & Junior World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 

Conditions on the water of the Willem-Alexander Baan Rowing Regatta course was a rather brisk tail-cross wind on bumpy water. Fast times were expected.