Saturday, May 2th 2020
The European Rhine Regatta („EuropäischeRheinRegatta“) – for short EUREGA – is the international rowing marathon from the Loreley and Neuwied to Bonn. It is organized annually on the first Saturday in May by the Bonner Ruder-Verein 1882 e.V..
The EUREGAwas first launched in 1992 at the occasion of the 110th club anniversary of the Bonner Ruder-Verein 1882. Founding motto: „Living and celebrating Europe with the Rhine Regatta“.
Routes & classes
Route A, Loreley – Bonn, 100 km
This route starts in the sheltered harbour of St. Goarshausen (Rhine kilometer 555). The regatta course leads over 100 km from there past the famous Rhine castles and many romantic towns via Koblenz and Neuwied to Bonn.
The following classes are available:
|1) Sen. Men 4x+||3) Sen. Mixed 4x+|
|2) Sen. Women 4x+||4) Sen. 4+ Open|
|(Attention – new rules for Masters classes: see notes below)|
Route B, Neuwied – Bonn, 45 km
The shorter but nevertheless challenging route over 45 km, from the Neuwieder Pegelturm (Rhine kilometer 608) to Bonn, is aimed at the junior teams as well as all those who feel the 100 kilometers are a bit too long.
The above mentioned classes 1) to 4) are available and additionally:
(Attention – new rules for Masters classes: see notes below)
|5) Jun. M4x+ (Yr. 2001-2003)||8) Jun. M4x+ (Yr. 2004-2005)|
|6) Jun. W4x+ (Yr. 2001-2003)||9) Jun. W4x+ (Yr. 2004-2005)|
|7) Jun. Mixed 4x+ (Yr. 2001-2003)||10) Jun. Mixed 4x+ (Yr. 2004-2005)|
Both routes have their destination at the boathouse of the Bonner Ruder-Verein 1882 e.V. e.V. (Rhine kilometer 653).
- This year, each team will receive a GPS tracker to monitor the race via real-time transmission. As these units are expensive, there will be an additional deposit per team. The deposit is paid by the team along with the deposit for the starting number and the registration fee by bank transfer.
- If there are at least 2 teams that meet the requirements of Masters C (minimum average age 43) or Masters E (minimum average age 55), another class will open for this purpose.
- If there is only one registration in one class, it will be attached to another class.
- For mixed teams on track B at least 2 women must row the entire route.
- Minimum age (complete crew!):
Route A: 18 years, Route B: 14 years
Course of the regatta
Friday evening, St. Goarshausen, route A
For the teams of the route A it is obligatory to arrive on Friday.
Starting on Friday afternoon, the boats will be re-assembled in the sheltered harbour, covers mounted and prepared for the EUREGA.
Registration is possible from 6 pm for all teams. The starting numbers are handed over against a security deposit (see costs) and the declarations of consent (see security) are accepted. At a later hour depending on the arrival, all teams of the route A are invited to our large common meal consisting of pasta..
Subsequently, the coxswain briefing takes place.
The place of assembly and accommodation will be the Loreleyhalle in St. Goarshausen. Address: Bahnhofstraße 8, 56346 St. Goarshausen.
Morning, St. Goarshausen, start route A
Depending on the number, the first boats have to be launched from 6:30 am. This is necessary as there is only one badly accessible footbridge in the sheltered harbour. The boats which registered last (see registration procedure) are launched first to the water.
From approx. 9 am the starttakes place by calling out from the EUREGA race captain.
Morning, Neuwied, start route B
From early in the morning it is possible to prepare the boats in the area of the Neuwieder Ruder-Gesellschaft. From about 9 am the registration is possible. Here the starting numbers are handed over against a security deposit (see costs) and the declarations of consent (see security) are accepted. At 10:30 am the coxswain briefing will take place.
From 11:00 am the flying starttakes place in the previously published order from the jetty.
Afternoon, Bonn, destination
From about 2pm the first boats reach the destination in Bonn.
Award ceremony, Bonn
The award ceremony takes place depending on the arrival of the last boat and at the earliest at 6 pm at the boathouse of the Bonner Ruder-Verein 1882 e.V..
The issuing of the regatta t-shirts will follow after the award ceremony!
Accomodation in Bonn
Accomodation in the nearby boathouse of the ARC Rhenus Bonn is possible for a fee. Please register with Nina (+49 (0)177-6528321) until 25.04.2020!
An entertainment program is offered at the boathouse throughout the afternoon. A regatta radio provides information about the course and background of the EUREGA. Beverage and snack stands provide for the physical well-being.
In the evening the EUREGAparty with DJ takes place in and in front of our boat halls.
The winning team in each class will receive a EUREGA winner trophy. Honorary prizes are awarded for the best student rowing club, the furthest traveled team and for the overall victory. (For details see regatta order.)
Number of starting places
Due to safety regulations, the number of starting places is limited to 75 boats.
For registrations before the deadline, each team receives a route description and the regatta rules by e-mail. The route shown there is coordinated in advance with the water police and the responsible water and shipping office. Course description and regatta rules are binding for all teams! Upon registration, before the start, a completed and signed consent form must be submitted.
All boats must be adequately secured against waves (for example by covers). The installation of buoyancy bodies as well as having pumps on board is recommended.
The rowers must have good swimming skills. Wearing lifejackets is recommended.
The regatta field is monitored by escort boats (DLRG, THW, etc.). In addition, marshals are posted along the route.
Each team must have a working mobile phone in order to be reachable in case of important communications for the regatta management.
Registrations are only available online at www.eurega.org.
Online registration from: 01.03.2020 20:00
Before the registration deadline, the following quotas will be awarded:
|1) Secondory school student rowing clubs as well as rowing clubs from foreign countries, participating for the first time or having traveled far (> 500km)||10 places|
|2) Long Distance (Route A)||20 places|
|3) short distance (route B)||45 places|
(Contingent 1 will be awarded regardless of the route selected. Contingents 2 and 3 will be awarded to teams that do not fall under 1 and in case 1 is already taken.)
There will be a maximum of 75 boats!
Should a contingent be fully assigned, a waiting list will be kept. After the registration deadline, the quotas and vacant seats will be given to waiting teams.
IMPORTANT: T-Shirt registration deadline: 08.03.2020. No size guarantee after this date!
Registration Procedure, Valid Registration
After a registration has been received online, the contact person receives an acknowledgment of receipt. Here, the participation fee and a bank account are mentioned. The participation fee is due within 4 working days after acknowledgment of receipt (receipt of payment on our account!). For this time a starting place is reserved depending on availability.
Approximately one week before the regatta, participation confirmations will be sent to the registered teams by e-mail.
|Registration fee per boat:||90,- EUR|
|Discounted registration fee per boat: (for classes 5-10 and boat transport >500 km)||70,- EUR|
|Deposit for start numbers:||10,- EUR|
|Deposit for GPS tracker:||20,- EUR|
|Optional for 100km: Overnight stay in the Loreleyhalle (price per person):||5,- EUR|
|Fee for late registrations after the registration deadline:||10,- EUR|
|Fee for late registrations after the registration deadline Classes 5-10:||5,- EUR|
(Fees will not be refunded.)