The Truth Will Take You Furthest, Believes the Czech Head of the Swedish Team

Simple is the life creed of Jan Knejp, originally from Prague, former rower at the Czech Rowing Club and an expert in water works, who in 1969 left for Sweden. There was a Czech wedding with the Czech nurse Ludmila, starting a family, work in his profession and long-term involvement in Swedish rowing. In Račice he is a team manager of the Swedes. And on Sunday just before the noon he celebrated gold medal thanks to "his" women’s lightweight scull with Emma Fredh!

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We Touched the Medals

Still without medals will be Saturday's rowing program at the 2017 World Championships. But everyone is looking forward to that moment, closer it is when they find new owners. Seventeen sets of Swiss-made FISA International Rowing Federation medals will be decided in Račice tomorrow, and the special edition will go to the best ladies of the women's four without a coxswain. Who will take them home? We've had a chance to see them even before the rowers, and they look like this!

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Rowing Euro in Pictures - Day 1

After a long 56 years, the European Rowing Championship went to the Czech Republic. And the very first day there was plenty to watch. Directly on the rowing channel, but also outside of it. Czech fans delighted with the Sovereign Ondřej Synek with his sovereign progress to the semifinals. But we could also look behind the scenes at the upcoming battles for European precious details. See also...

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„I remember feeling bad for the crews we rowed against. I knew how hard we had trained. I knew before they did, they would lose this race.“
Bob Valerian

Venue Features

Technical Parameters of Regatta Course
  • Total length of the artificial water course is 2,350 m
  • Total width is 130 m
  • Depth of the course is about 3.5 m
  • The return lane – 30 m width
  • 8 lanes of 12.5 m width
  • Total area of regatta course is 73 hectares
  • Asphalt road circling the channel
  • Constant water level kept by water filling if necessary
  • 6 pontoons
Finish Tower
  • Provides the perfect conditions for all activities connected with race operations
  • Total area of 600 m2
  • Operations Centre
  • Jury
  • Judges
  • VIP meeting room with observation deck on the top floor
Spectator’s Area
  • Grandstands for 5,000 spectators
  • Parking area for several thousand cars
  • Food and beverage sales points
  • Information services (including a souvenir programme and daily results and start list summaries, giant TV monitor)
  • Merchandising and marketplace
  • Medical services
  • Banking services
  • Grandstand with wheelchair access
  • Ceremonies in front of grandstands