• 2021 World Rowing Under 23 Championships

    21. – 25. 7. 2021 | Račice, Czech Republic

The Czech Flag Bearer Was Makovička

The parade of 34 nations on the shore of the glamorous Labe Arena in Račice has

officially launched the 2017 European Rowing Championship. See Ondřej Kroutil’s

photo reportage.




The flag bearer of the Czech team was Jakub Makovička, a 36-year- old doyen of

the team, called Makovec, a member of the four without a coxwain who was already

competing at the 2004 Athens Olympics or sitting in the golden eight in the first

renewed European Championship in Poznań 2007. Last year he returned to the

representation after he already said goodbye to the boats and the oars. In the

glorious sunset the fairly crowded spectator stands applauded Czechs Slovak brothers

and other participants. Many of them followed the ceremony from the water where

they had been finishing their last practice row. Already tomorrow at 9:55 am, duels

of rowing heroes will begin on the channel.





„I remember feeling bad for the crews we rowed against. I knew how hard we had trained. I knew before they did, they would lose this race.“
Bob Valerian

Venue Features

Technical Parameters of Regatta Course
  • total length of the artificial water channel is 2,350 m
  • total width is 130 m (8 lanes of 12.5 m width)
  • depth of the course is about 3.5 m
  • the return channel width is 30 m
  • total area of regatta course is 73 hectares
  • asphalt road around the channel 5 km long
  • 6 pontoons
  • constant water level kept by water filling if necessary
Finish Tower
Provides the perfect conditions for all activities connected with race operations:
  • five floors
  • air conditioned
  • total area of 600 m2
  • timing and operations centre
  • FISA, jury office
  • Judges
  • VIP meeting room with observation deck on the top floor
The Venue
Technical parameters of the regatta course
  • Spectator area
  • grandstands for up 4,000 spectators
  • parking facility with large capacity
  • food and beverage sales points
  • information services (including a souvenir programm
    and daily results and starters list summaries, giant videowall)
  • merchandising and marketplace
  • medical services
  • banking services
  • grandstand with wheelchair access
  • ceremonies in front of grandstands

2021 World Rowing Under 23 Championships

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