Events & Entries

World Rowing events

The following events are part of the official World Rowing Cup program (numbers 1-14) including the International Events (numbers 15-20):

Singles Pairs Doubles Fours Quads Eights
(7) W 1x (1) W 2- (3) W 2x (5) W 4- (11) W 4x (13) W 8+
(8) M 1x (2) M 2- (4) M 2x (6) M 4- (12) M 4x (14) M 8+
(15) LW 1x (17) LW 2- (9) LW 2x (19) LW 4x
(16) LM 1x (18) LM 2- (10) LM 2x (20) LM 4x

Combined with the World Rowing Cup, a FISA Para rowing regatta is held, including all Paralympic events (81, 82, 83 & 85):

(81) PR1 W 1x (83) PR2 Mix 2x (84) PR3 Mix 2x
(82) PR1 M 1x (86) PR2 W 1x (85) PR3 Mix 4+
(87) PR2 M 1x (88) PR3 W 2-
(89) PR3 M 2-

Entries for all events above (numbers 1 – 89) are can be done at the FISA office via your national federation. Please visit the World Rowing website for more details about entries. The entry deadline is Friday 28 June midnight (CET). These entries are governed by FISA’s Rules of Racing.

Additional “Holland Beker” events

In addition to the World Rowing events, the Holland Beker will host 7 additional events:

Doubles Quads Eights
(91) Junior W 2x (93) University W 4x (95) University W 8+
(92) Junior M 2x (94) University M 4x (96) University M 8+
(97) Corporate 8+

Please visit this page for more information about the Holland Beker events (numbers 91-97) and the entry procedure.

Time Table

The provisional time table can be found below (click the picture for the full size). The time-table is provisional until the Team Managers meeting, held at Thursday July 11th 15:00 hrs.


The regatta center is open every day from 7:00 till 19:30. Training is possible from 7:15 till 19:00 hrs.

On racing days, the regatta course will close for training 15 minutes prior to the first start and will re-open 15 minutes after the last race started. Final times will be published once the final time-table is known!



The World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam coincides with two other main events in the Rotterdam area: the North Sea Jazz festival and the World Port Baseball Tournament. This will put some stress on the availability of accommodation.

Our accommodations partner ATPI has blocked hotel capacity for your needs regarding the World Rowing Cup. We strongly recommend contacting ATPI to make your required reservations as soon as possible. Our ATPI booking team is managed by Barbara van de Rest, and you can reach them on or by phone at +31 (0)20-2011215.


Crews that book their accommodation via ATPI can opt in for transportation packages. The OC does not offer separate transportation packages to teams that arrange their own accommodation. However, if you would like some help sorting out your transportation needs, were are happy to see what we can do. Please reach out to us via


The event takes places at the Willem Alexander rowing lake close to the city of Rotterdam. This venue was developed to cater for three functions: (1) World-class rowing regatta course (2) water storage during winter to manage heavy rainfall in the Rotterdam area and (3) as a recreational area.

At the venue, we will offer the following services:

  • Changing rooms and showers
  • Catering facilities
  • Boat storage area
  • Grandstand


The venue is opened for official training at the following days:

Wednesday &
10 & 11 July
12 July
13 July
14 July
All day training,
8:00 – 19:00 hrs
Morning: 7:15 – 8:15
(excl. events 91-97)
Morning: 7:15 – 8:15 Morning: 7:15 – 8:15
Lunch: 14:25 – 15:25
(times provisional)
Lunch: 13:25 – 14:30
(times provisional)
Evening: 17:50 – 19:00

Training is not possible outside these hours from Wednesday 10 July till Sunday 14 July. Rescue boats are available during official training hours.
Crews arriving before Wednesday will be able to train at the regatta course. However, there will be no supervision nor rescue services.

Weather Information

The Netherlands features a very moderate climate due to the proximity of the North Sea. The Rotterdam Regatta is held during the Dutch summer, with average daily highs of 22°C and average nighttime lows of 13°C . We typically see 16 days of rain throughout July, but we expect the sun to come out as well. According to historical meteorological data, 7 hours of sun a day is a fair estimate.

Occasionally we see summer days reaching 30°C highs. This typically goes hand in hand with high humidity and occasional thunderstorms in the evenings.

For a more detailed description, please visit this website.


Not sure if you need a visa to visit the Netherlands for the regatta?

Please check this website to find out. If you need an invitation for your visa, please write us an e-mail via!