Lake Rotsee Welcomes 38 Nations to Rowing World Cup II
Defending the colours of 38 nations, a total of 251 crews will race in 17 events. Only 14 of these events earn points toward the highly contended World Cup., Points are awarded to the first seven crews ranking in the 14 Olympic category boat classes.
The Canadian team makes their first 2008 appearance in full force at
After a very successful and highly attended first Rowing World Cup in
This second Rowing World Cup event (as well as the other two events in the series) has particularly high stakes this year. Results at these three regattas, as well as last year's qualification World Rowing Championships, will be taken into consideration by FISA's seeding committee when placing boats in heats for the Olympic Regatta. With so much to gain from a good performance, the racing during this year's Rowing World Cup series promises to be highly competitive.
For the full list of entries, by event and by nation, please visit our website www.worldrowing.com or click here . The website will also provide an event by event preview, race reports and photo galleries during and after the regatta.
The Rowing World Cup series will be televised and streamed live through World Rowing's partner website www.wcsn.com. This service can be accessed through www.worldrowing.com. As usual, the live race viewer and live audio streaming of the race commentary will be available throughout the whole regatta.
The Rowing World Cup series was launched in 1997 and includes all 14 Olympic boat classes. The overall Rowing World Cup champions are determined after a series of three regattas.
Media accreditation can be requested through the website (www.worldrowing.com > media > media accreditation).
For more information - FISA media contact:
Marion Gallimore, Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel: +41 21 617 83 73 or direct +41 21 612 02 26, mobile +41 79 706 72 55