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2015 Eurogames Regatta

25 November 2014 | glrfcentral
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The 2015 Eurogames, an event compromising culture, politics, and sport, will feature rowing in their 25-sport programme. The event takes place between 05 - 09 August, with rowing practice to take place on Thursday, 06 August, and the competition to be held on Friday and Saturday, 07 - 08 August. The regatta will be hosted by the Stockholms & Svealands Roddistikt, in partnership with the 2015 Eurogames organizing commitee, at Magelungen Lake. The regatta will consist of a 1,000 m. sprint race format. Regatta registration will be handled with the general Eurogames registration.


After reviewing the 2015 Eurogames Rowing web page, the Gay + Lesbian Rowing Federation contacted the Eurogames sports director to ask for some clarification and additional features. What follows is a report of the correspondence, some of which has yet to be posted on the web page.


The cost to register has two tiers:

  • For members of the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF), the regular registration cost is 65 Euros through 31 December 2014. Starting on 01 January 2015, the late registration cost rises to 85 Euros and closes on 31 May 2015.
  • For non-members, the regular registration cost is 90 Euros through 31 December 2014. Starting on 01 January 2015, the late registration cost rises to 110 Euros, and closes on 31 May 2015.
  • For all rowers, the registration cost offers an unlimited number of entries in the regatta. The regatta committee will do its best to develop a draw that will allow every rower the opportunity to compete in multiple events but it cannot guarantee that some entries may not conflict.

The minimum number of participants to host the regatta is approximately 70 participants. The 2015 Eurogames organizing committee is hoping to reach 150 participants.


There will be four boat categories and three divisions:

  • single (1X) - male and female
  • double (2X) - male, female, and mixed
  • quad (4X) - male, female, and mixed
  • straight four (4-) - male, female, and mixed
  • Following the success at the 2013 Antwerp Outgames, female rowers will be permitted to race in a male event, up to one less than the entire boat's complement, or in other words, at least one male has to be part of the crew.

Entries will be accepted in ten-year age categories:

  • 18 - 29 years old
  • 30 - 39 years old
  • 40 - 49 years old
  • 50 - 59 years old
  • 60 - 69 years old
  • 70 + years old
  • if there are too few entries in an age division, the entries will be combined with another age category to save time.

The regatta will offer a lightweight division:

  • For males, under 72.5 kg

  • For females, under 59 kg

The regatta will consist of heats, semi-finals, and repechages on Friday, 07 August, and finals will be held on Saturday, 08 August. All events with 6 or fewer entries will be direct to final. Events with more than 6 entries will involve heats on Friday. Events with more than 12 entries will involve semi-finals on Friday.


Review the publish rowing programme: EG2015_rowingprogramme.pdf

Boat rental fees are 25 Euros per seat per event, inclusive. That means that if you qualify for the semi-finals and the finals, you don't have in essence, rerent the boat. This policy now mirrors the policy used at FISA World Masters.


The practice day is included in the rowig registration fee but there may be an additional boat rental fee for the practice.


The GLRF Team has added a discussion forum for the regatta. Find it here.


[update on 25 Jan 2015 - rental fee changed; rowing programme added; race dates updated; regatta registration updated.]


[update on 22 Mar 2015 - rental fee revised again; women in men's races rule added]


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