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  • Race Details
  • Traffic
  • Site Map
  • Spectators
  • Weather
  • Infection Prevention


Start Lists


The traffic regulations for the regatta course for both racing and training will be published here.



Practice Starts

All required facilities are within the finish area. The boat storage is split across the lawn behind the grandstand and the boathouse on the opposite side of the regatta course.
All detailed information can be found on our site map on the right.


To adhere with local regulations regarding the infection prevention, we are currently not allowed to let any spectators enter the event premises or the grandstand. For everyone staying at home, there will be a live video stream available for all races.
Based on historical data for September from 2008 to 2017, we created an overview of the average temperature as well as the wind speed and wind direction for the 2020 European Rowing Under 23 Championships.
An overview of this data can be found in the images on the right side, detailed data can be downloaded here.
To reduce the risk of an infection with the Covid-19 virus during the 2020 European Rowing Under 23 Championships, ERB and OC have developed a Event Infection Prevention Plan based on reccommendations from the World Health Organization, the FISA Sports Medicine Commission and local authorities.
Every participant, spectator and member of the OC is bound to these regulations. In case of any violiation against these rules, ERB and OC reserve the right to revoke the person's accreditation expel the individual from the entire event premises.
These documents need to be provided to the OC BEFORE AUGUST 29 by sending a mail to In case that the attachments exceed the allowed mail size, we recommend to send the documents via data
transfer services (e.g. to the same mailaddress. We will confirm the received documents and will provide an overview of potentially missing documents if required.


  • Accommodation
  • Catering
  • Transport
  • Visa
  • Downloads
For the 2020 European Rowing Under 23 Championships, we have reserved accommodation at the regional sports school as well as the youth hostel. These two locations have been built in 2013 (youth hostel) or renovated in 2015 (sports school) and provide a high quality accommodation within walking distance of the Venue. In addition, we will offer other hotels in a higher category in the city center of Duisburg.

Onsite Hotels (***)
  • Youth Hostel Duisburg Sportpark (220 beds)
  • Bed Tower Sports School Duisburg (259 beds)
City Hotels (****)
  • Mercure Duisburg-City
  • Intercity Hotel Duisburg
  • Wyndham Duisburger Hof
Category One Bed Two Beds Multibed Rooms
(3 or 4 beds)
Onsite Hotels 120 € 90 € 70 €
City Hotels 135 € 110 € ---
Prices per person in full booked room. Inclduding transfer for city hotels to the venue (Thursday to Sunday), full board (starting with dinnner, ending with lunch), transport from/to Dusseldorf International Airport.

As we are negotiating special offers with these hotels, the accommodation must be booked via our accommodation request form until 15.03.2020. Partial payment (50% of the invoice amount) must be paid by 22.03.2020 and the residual amount by 01.08.2020.

Update March: Due to the uncertainty caused by the corona virus, we extended the accommodation request deadline to June 15 and the deadline for the first partial payment to June 22.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Date Cancellation Fee
before 20.06.2020 no cancellation fee
before 17.07.2020 50% of invoice amount
before 31.07.2020 80% of invoice amount
after 31.07.2020 100% of invoice amount
The full board accommodation booked via the organizing committee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast will be served at the individual hotels for all participants. Lunch and dinner will be served at a temporary catering tent directly behind the grandstand in the finish area of the regatta course.
Detailed information about the meals and the locations will be published here in mid 2020.

Travel to Duisburg

Duisburg is located in the heart of Europe and has multiple travel options nearby.
You can reach the regatta course 
  • by plane to the airport Düsseldorf International
  • by train to Duisburg central station (Duisburg Hauptbahnhof)
  • by car using the various motorways A3, A40 and A59.
A bus shuttle from the Düsseldorf International airport to the venue is covered within the accommodation costs and needs to be requested by 15th of August via the Airport Shuttle Request form.

Shuttle service from different airports can be requested based on an individual offer via the onsite transportation form
If you have any questions regarding your travel plans or you want to request a shuttle, we are happy to answer your questions via

Travel within Duisburg

A shuttle from/to Dusseldorf International Airport will be provided by the Organizing Committee free of charge. The respective request must be submitted by August 15.

During the regatta, a shuttle service between the official hotels and the regatta course will be provided free of charge (Thursday to Sunday).
Our shuttle bus will connect the city hotels with the regatta course all day based on the given schedule.
Please be aware that this schedule is currently only a draft version. The final schedule will be published before the event.

Additional transport can be organized for additional costs. For any requests, please contact the organizing committee via the Onsite Transportation Request Form by August 15.

For all members of the European Union as well as the members of the Schengen Area, no additional  visa is required for entering Germany. Only a few participating nations are required to request visa at the foreign office of Germany, including:

  • Albania (not required with biometric passports)
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Moldavia (not required with biometric passports)
  • Russia
  • Turkey

The official overview of visa requirements can be found on

All official information about the visa process as well as the requesting process can be found on



Team Managers Manual

Team Managers Manual (as of August 11)
The Team Managers Manual includes detailed information about the 2020 European Rowing Under 23 Championships. 


All event-related documents including the bulletin and the team managers manual will be published here.

Bulletin (as of January 19)
The bulletin includes all relevant information with regards to travel and accommodation booking.


  • Photos
  • Live Stream
  • Media Accreditation


During the 2020 European Rowing Under 23 Championships, we will publish photos from the event in this section.



Semi-Finals and Finals


Media Accreditation

Interested media are kindly requested to complete the Media accreditation form posted at this link:

Organizing Committee



Thomas Küpper
Thomas KüpperHead of OC

Tobias Weysters
Tobias WeystersCompetition Director
Contact for NF & FISA
Thorsten Gindera
Thorsten GinderaFinances

Jürgen Dietz
Jürgen DietzOwner of the Course
Ryszard Stadniuk
Ryszard StadniukChair of the European Rowing Board
Siegfried Kaidel
Siegfried KaidelPresident of the German Rowing Federation

Organising Committee

Fabian Gebhardt
Fabian GebhardtSecurity
Stefan Wallat
Stefan WallatVIP
Kerstin Greilich
Kerstin GreilichRegatta Office & Safeguarding
Philipp Gerling
Philipp GerlingIT
Markus Petersen
Markus PetersenTime
Tabitha Goebel
Tabitha GoebelVolunteers
Sabine Petersen
Sabine PetersenProtocol &
Michael Weller
Michael WellerCatering


Anyone  interested in volunteering at the European Rowing Under 23 Championships in Duisburg is asked to register via the registration form.


  • Organizing Committee
  • Venue
  • Event History
  • Sightseeing

International Wedau Regatta

The International Wedau Regatta club is the organizing committee of all rowing regattas in Duisburg.
Initially, it was founded as a cooperation of two rowing clubs in Duisburg (Duisburger Ruderverein) and Düsseldorf (Ruderclub Germania Düsseldorf), but today the International Wedau Regatta club consists only of members of the Duisburg Rowing Club.
More information on other rowing regattas in Duisburg can be found on

The Regatta Course

The regatta course Duisburg-Wedau has a length of 2.180 meters and a width of 120 meters. It is located within the Sportpark Duisburg, a cluster of various training and competition venues (including soccer, ice hockey, hockey, tennis, water polo and canoe).
Originally, the area was used as a gravel pit and then was transformed into a sports and recreation venue which was opened in 1935.
In 2007, the venue was extended by a side canal which is connecting the finish area with the start to prevent the racing lanes from waves caused by boats rowing to the start.

Regatta History

The regatta course in Duisburg is an internationally known sports venue for both rowing and canoe with a big history. Besides having hosted the first german national championships in 1948, the International Wedau Regatta was the host of several international championships and events, including:

  • World Rowing Championships 1983
  • European Rowing Championships 1957 & 1965
  • World Rowing Junior Championships 2001
  • World Rowing Masters Regatta 2012

In addition, the regatta course Duisburg is the regular host of the bi-yearly International Wedau Regatta.

For the International Canoe Federation, Duisburg is the regular host of the ICF Canoe World Cup as well as for the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships (1979, 1987, 1995, 2007, 2013, 2023).


Sightseeing in Duisburg

Our European Rowing Under 23 Championships event logo comprises Tiger and Turtle - Magic Mountain, an 21 meters tall art installation and landmark in Duisburg built in 2011. It is made of galvanized steel and resembles a roller coaster including a walkway with stairs enabling a brilliant sight above Duisburg and Düsseldorf. In 2013, Tiger and Turtle was ranked by Huffpost as #6 of "The Most Extreme Staircases In The World".

Additional information about sightseeing in Duisburg can be found on the website of the International Wedau Regatta.

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