23 September 2021
For the second time, the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals will be held, now on the beach of Praia da Torre in Oeiras, Portugal, which HTBS wrote about on 16 September. This exciting branch of coastal rowing will start tomorrow, Friday 24 September.
The inaugural event was in 2019 in China, and now it comes to Europe. The format sees a beach start with participants running to their boats on the water’s edge. They then row out around three buoys, slalom-style, for 250 metres then row back to the beach. The participant then gets out of their boat and sprints up the beach to the finish line.
There are four boat classes: men’s and women’s solo (single sculls, CM1x and CW1x), mixed double sculls (CMix2x) and mixed coxed quadruple sculls (CMix4x-). This year, the programme will also include five junior boat classes: men’s and women’s solo (single sculls, CJM1x and CJW1x), men’s and women’s double sculls (CJM2x and CJW2x) and mixed double sculls (CJMix2x).
- 24 September – Time trials for all boat classes
- 25 September – Round 2 for the CM1x and CW1x, and finals for junior men’s solo (CJM1x), women’s solo (CJW1x), mixed double sculls (CMix2x) and mixed coxed quadruple sculls (CMix4x+).
- 26 September – Round 3 for the CM1x and finals for junior men’s double sculls (CJM2x), junior women’s double sculls (CJW2x), junior mixed double sculls (CJMix2x), men’s solo (CM1x) and women’s solo (CW1x).
The provisional time table for the event can be found here and the entries for all races can be found here.
Available on WorldRowing.com:
o Livestream of all races – also available on World Rowing’s YouTube Channel
News, photos and videos will be available on www.worldrowing.com
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