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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Euro Open - Indoor Rowing Championship 2013
On 26-27 January, the ‘Euro Open’, the European Indoor Rowing Championship, will be held in Essen-Kettwig, Germany. This is the second time the Euro Open is organised in Kettwig, which is a suburb to Essen. The organisers write on FISA’s World Rowing website: ‘The event will take place in the coliseum of THG School, which has been the venue of Germany’s number one indoor rowing event, the “NWRV Indoor-Cup”, for many years now.’ They continue to say, ‘Besides this very special sports event there are more reasons to come to this town in the Ruhr Area (“Ruhrgebiet”), wich has a large cultural diversity and is well worth a visit.’
To get more information about this competition, culture programmes, accommodations and information for spectators, etc, please click here.
‘Hear the Boat Sing’ (HTBS) was founded in 2009 by Göran R Buckhorn, a Swede living in Connecticut, a magazine editor, culture scribe and a rowing historian. In 1990, Göran co-founded the Swedish rowing magazine, “Svensk Rodd”, for which he is now a contributing editor. He has written numerous articles on rowing, and is one of the Directors of Friends of Rowing History and a member of BARJ, the British Association of Rowing Journalists. Regular contributors to HTBS are: rowing historians Tim Koch and Greg Denieffe, both in England; Hélène Rémond, France; and Philip Kuepper, Connecticut. Besides writing articles on The Boat Race, the Henley Royal Regatta, the Wingfield Sculls, and the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race, Tim has made some rowing documentaries. He is also a Director of the Friends of Rowing History and a member of BARJ. Greg is an Irishman who specializes on Irish rowing. Some of his finest pieces are on HTBS. Hélène, who wrote her thesis on British rowing, has covered The Boat Race and the Henley Regatta for French papers and HTBS, also shooting beautiful photos for this blog. Philip’s poems on rowing have topics about everything between the daily life and the divine.