Masters Regatta Decision Delayed

World Rowing Masters Regatta on Lake Bagsvaerd, 2016. Photography © Jan Servin/Servin Design.

4 May 2021

For those Masters rowers out there who are planning to compete at the 2021 World Rowing Masters Regatta in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria, scheduled for 1-5 September – hold your horses!

Yesterday, World Rowing announced that the Organising Committee (OC) for the Masters Regatta and World Rowing will postpone the decision date for the event to 18 May. This is due to the Austrian Government, who will announce new guidelines on staging mass participation sporting events on 15 May.

World Rowing states on the organisation’s website that

The OC has prepared a Covid-19 response plan which has been ratified by the Linz-Ottensheim, and Upper Austria authorities and follows the guidance of the World Health Organisation and the World Rowing Sports Medicine Commission’s “Return to Regattas” guidelines. These additional preventative measures for such a large event cause some significant additional and unanticipated costs for the OC.

OC has requested for an additional “safe event charge” of 10 Euros per seat to cover these “unanticipated costs”, which World Rowing has approved.

Go to World Rowing’s website on 18-19 May to get an update of the decision taken by OC and World Rowing regarding the dates for the 2021 World Rowing Masters Regatta.

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