The 2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta that previously was cancelled by World Rowing has now been turned into an alternative regatta as the 2020 World Rowing Virtual Masters Regatta (WRVMR).
The WRVMR will take place on September 2-6, 2020. These are the same dates on which the original regatta was supposed to be held.
Designed to be done anywhere in the world, Masters Rowers are invited to complete a 1000m piece on any kind of indoor rowing machine.
Read more about the event and how to sign up for the 2020 WRVMR.
Rowing is considered the national sport of the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Island Rowing federation is in 2020 celebrating 40 years anniversary with 33 rowing clubs with a total of 136 boats consisting of a mix of boats for 5, 6, 8 and 10 rowers. These boats are traditional open Faroe boats that are different from the coastal boats used in FISA Coastal rowing regattas. This boat type has now also been introduced to the Faroe Rowing clubs so hopefully we will see strong Faroe Island rowers participate in the FISA Coastal rowing regattas.
There are no inland rowing venues. All regattas take place in the ocean with race distance from 1000 to 2000 meters in tough water conditions which means that the rowers in addition to racing against their competitor boats also has to fight against the wind, waves and currents from the open North Atlantic sea.
The rowing season is short, from early June to late July. There are seven rowing races held individually at regional village festivals. The final race is held in late July during St. Olavs Day which is the National holiday of Faroe Island.
With a short rowing season due to the sea and weather condition indoor rowing has grown considerably in the Faroe Island. Strong Faroe rowers participate in various big indoor regattas in Scandinavia and the Worldrowing indoor rowing championships.
At the ordinary FISA Congress in September 2019 swedish rower Friada Svensson was elected Chair of the FISA Athletes Commision as of January 1, 2020. The Nordic Rowing Community congratulates Frida Svensson with the nomination.
Read more about Frida.
Due to the uncertain Covid-19 health situation and the current travel ban in Denmark, Finland and Norway for going to the Stockholm area, it has been decided by the Nordic Rowing Federation to cancel the Nordic Junior NM 2020.
We look forward to see you all at the Nordic Junior NM 2021 in Sweden.
Nordic Rowing Federation
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH in June 2020
Read more about the Norwegian rower MARTIN HELSETH
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH in October 2019
Read more about the Danish rower SVERRI NIELSEN