The unique eight stage race starts on September 29 from the Charles Bridge in the centre of Prague and ends on October 13 in Hamburg – the second-largest city in Germany and in its biggest port. The city is called Gate to the World, due to the fact that 13 thousand boats come into the harbour each year.
The premiere of the international eight stage rowing race will be an extreme challenge thanks to its distance, time, physical and mental power. The competition starts September 29 in Prague, the final destination is Hamburg. How can the applicants register?
13 days on water, 850 kilometres, and a cup for the winner made out of rare crystal. Premere of international long-distance stage race for eights Prague – Hamburg Rowing Race 2018 will take place on the water track Prague – Hamburg in autumn 2018. Considering the distance and time demands, it is the most extreme rowing race in the world.
The uniqueness of the race and its historic follow up on the sailing from 1876 appealed to the most successful Czech rowers of today, the Olympic medallists Ondřej Synek and Mirka Topinková. They decided to connect their names with the project and take an active part in it. The project is supported also by both organizing cities – Prague and Hamburg, and by The World Rowing Federation FISA as well as both Czech and German national rowing federations.