Hamburg’s rowing tradition dates way back to 1836,
when ‘Der Hamburger Ruder Club’, the first rowing
club in mainland Europe was founded. Today, Hamburg
has 20 rowing clubs with more than 5,000 active
members. These clubs belong to the ‘Allgemeiner
Alster-Club’, the first regatta association created
in Germany in 1844. It is this rowing association,
supported by the City of Hamburg, which is behind
the construction of the new regatta course in the
Dove-Elbe water park, on which the second stage
of this year’s World Cup series shall be held.
Located close to the North and Baltic seas, Hamburg
boasts the third-largest port in Europe, and the eighth
largest in the world. Hamburg is also the second-largest city in Germany, with 4.3 million inhabitants
in its metropolitan area.
most attractive urban areas in Europe, the city’s
scenic beauty serving as the perfect backdrop for
the unique art of rowing.”
“Our metropolis is an ideal place for the sport of rowing
in all kinds of ways,” says Ole von Beust, First Mayor of
the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. “The Alster
Lake and the rivers Bille and Elbe with their numerous
tributaries and canals make Hamburg one of the
One of Germany’s most well-known and successful
rowers, Peter-Michael Kolbe, began rowing in
Hamburg, and rowers from Hamburg regularly make
their mark on the international rowing scene.
World Rowing Cup Terminology
World Rowing Cup
World Rowing Cup
Leading Nation Cup
Annual team competition, created in
1997, composed of a series of three
international regattas per year.
Overall cup won by the nation
with the most points at the end
of the World Rowing Cup series.
Title allocated in each boat class to
the nation with the most points won
in that boat class at all three regattas.
The regatta venue in