Rowing will be held at Lac de Vaires-sur-Marne – an international rowing course that is currently being renovated with new facilities opening this year. The regatta will be organized by Paris 2018 with support from the French Rowing Federation (FFA).
Over 250 rowers will compete, with races for men, women and mixed teams in Open and Masters age categories. Lightweight categories will be offered for single scull (1x) races. If needed Paris 2018 will do its utmost to increase the maximum number.
All participants in the rowing events must be a member of a club that is registered with the appropriate national rowing federation recognized by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). The regatta is also open to unaffiliated competitors (in a single scull or as part of a composite crew), but must provide evidence of basic rowing skills, e.g. able to swim 50m, navigation on water, previous membership of a rowing club or participation in a rowing regatta.
A French National Sports License (“une licence fédérale française”) OR a medical certificate issued less than 12 months prior to the rowing events is required for all participants. It is imperative that the medical certificate carries the mention “no contra-indication to competitive rowing” or “no contra-indication to rowing in competition”. More information can be found HERE.
Register now on the Facebook event dedicated to the Paris 2018 rowing regatta and follow the preparation.