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On June 2nd, the countdown begins for the World Rowing Masters Regatta 2024. About 900 athletes from 36 countries have already registered for this major event.

In just 3 ½ months, the Beetzsee in Brandenburg an der Havel will host the largest regatta of the World Rowing Federation. On Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, the 100-day countdown for this year’s World Rowing Masters Regatta (WRMR) will begin. The organizing team expects between 3,000 and 4,000 athletes from around the globe to participate.

“At this point, we have received registrations from athletes from 36 nations. They will travel from afar to join us in Brandenburg an der Havel, including participants from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, and the USA,” says Steffen Christgau, the deputy head of the organizing team. He monitors the incoming registrations. “According to the World Rowing registration portal, 908 athletes from 306 clubs have registered to compete in our World Rowing Masters Regatta. Among them are 150 athletes from Germany.”

As is typical for a Masters regatta, many athletes will compete in multiple boat classes. Therefore, the number of entries exceeds the number of participants. “For us as organizers, the number of booked seats in the singles, pairs, fours, and eights is crucial,” explains chief organizer Volker Garmatter. “Three months before the event, we have reached a very good number of booked seats compared to previous years, which makes us very optimistic about our planning.” Currently, the strongest nations in terms of booked seats are Canada, Australia, Great Britain, and Germany. The registration deadline is the end of July.