Around 600 of Europe’s best rowers are set to compete at the 2018 FISA European Rowing Championships at Strathclyde Country Park in North Lanarkshire over 18 different medal events. 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.
Glasgow 2018 Ambassador Karen Bennett is among 53 athletes selected in the British Rowing squad. Olympic champions Will Satch, Moe Sbihi and Tom Ransley feature in the men's eight and Olympic silver medallist Zoe Lee in the women’s quadruple sculls. There are plenty of Scots for the home fans to cheer on too with the likes of Harry Leask (double sculls), Alan Sinclair (men's eight) and Katherine Douglas (women's eight) all competing on home waters.
Aim of the Game
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.