7 August 2021
By Göran R Buckhorn
Göran Buckhorn becomes aware that there is more than the World Rowing Junior Championships for junior rowers. There is also Coupe de la Jeunesse, a regatta which is held this weekend in Linz, Austria.
While the World Rowing Junior Championships, for under-19 rowers, are starting on 11 August, which HTBS reported on 5 August, there is another international regatta for youths and juniors going on right now – Coupe de la Jeunesse.
Coupe de la Jeunesse started yesterday in Linz, Austria. It’s a three-day regatta for rowers 18 years and younger, who are racing on a 2,000-metre course. This regatta is open for 16 member countries, all from Europe and members of FISA, World Rowing. The youth rowers competing in the Coupe are not yet of the same caliber as the ones who will race at the World Junior Championships later this month.
In the Coupe, each boat class is held separately on each day of the regatta (first day includes the opening ceremony) and points are awarded to the nations based on finishing positions in each boat class.
This means that a competing country has to have a strong overall team. Since the regatta was founded in 1985 only three nations have claimed victory in the Coupe: Great Britain (15 wins), Italy (12) and France (8 wins) – the regatta was cancelled last year due to COVID-19.
For more information about the regatta, go here.
The Austrian Rowing Federation is live streaming the regatta. Take a look here.