It will be the first opportunity for Scottish fans to see members of the GB Rowing Team in action on home water since 2013 and they’ll be joined by some of the most exciting rowing talent on the continent. Don’t miss your chance to play a part in what will be one of the biggest and most significant rowing events ever staged in Scotland.
Six lanes, six boats and 2,000m sprint. First boat to cross the line – wins!
Athletes will race in a variety of boats, ranging from a single scull (one athlete), double sculls or pairs (two athletes), to quadruple sculls or fours (four athletes), up to eights (eight rowers with a cox). There are two different types of boats in rowing, sculling and sweep boats. In sculling, athletes have two oars each and one each in sweep boats. The only events at the European Rowing Championships to have a coxswain (cox) will be the men’s and women’s coxed eights. In rowing, the cox is responsible for steering the boat and encouraging the crew. In some of the boat classes, lightweight categories are offered for men weighing less than 72.5kg and women less than 59kg.
Thousands of people will be travelling from all corners of the globe to Scotland and to Glasgow during August, when the Glasgow 2018 European Championships takes place as well as Edinburgh’s world famous Festival programme, so it’s a good idea to book early.