World Rowing Masters Regatta
From: Thursday, September 6 2007, 10:30 am
to: Sunday, September 9 2007, 1:00 pm
The 2007 FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta takes place in Zagreb.
The first World Rowing Masters Regatta, held in Vienna in 1973, was deemed a "test" event. Attracting about 700 entries from 10 countries, it surprised many by its success, and has grown steadily ever since. In 2003, more than 3000 rowers from 40 countries took part.
The uniqueness of each venue, often with fascinating cultural and historical sites, adds to the appeal for competitors. Past venues have included Adelaide, Amsterdam, Budapest, Miami, Prague, Vienna and Seville.
The regatta's format makes it appealing to rowers of all levels. Overall crew ranking is not determined on the basis of heats, semi-finals or finals. If entries exceed the number of racing lanes in any of the 100 or more events, as many races as necessary are added to the event, with a medal awarded to the winner of each race.