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.