2022 Open Nordic Rowing Championships and 61st Tampere International Regatta

June 18-19th, 2022 Kaukajärvi, Tampere – Finland

Dear Rowers,  

Save the dates: June 18-19th, 2022

On behalf of the Finnish Canoeing and Rowing Federation and the organizing Takon Soutajat Rowing Club we are delighted to invite you to the 2022 Open Nordic Rowing Championships and the 61st Tampere International Regatta on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of June 2022 at venue lake Kaukajärvi in Tampere, Finland. On Saturday the event will coincide with the Nordic University Rowing Championship consisting of 8+ women and men competitions.

Preliminary race schedule and cross table

The Kaukajärvi venue lake is the competition venue of the 1995 World Rowing Championships and the only 2000m 6 lane courses in Finland. The beautiful natural lake course is located only 15 mins out of the Tampere City Center. The regatta tower as well as the tribune have renovated in 2021. Starting system and finish camera system have also been updated in 2021 and meet now international standards. A secured boat park area as well as other facilities will be organized close to the competition center.

The venue will be holding also the Rowing and Canoeing event of the 2023 European Masters Games, so the Masters starts of the international regatta are a good chance to get to know to the venue in advance.

To be honest, rowing has been a bit under pressure the last years in Finland. Two years of COVID19 restrictions have had an dramatic impact on Finnish rowing society with alarming low number of participants in the events allowed to take place. We see this Open Nordic Championships as a perfect possibility to motivate rowers again to engage in practicing and targeting for this event. Besides competition also the social aspect of such an international regatta is very important. Therefore, we are planning with a surrounding program including a charity 8+ regatta Friday evening funding finish junior rowing camp as well as a social event Saturday evening. This come together event hopefully brings together enthusiastic rowers from all ages and participating countries.

We would be glad to welcome you all in great numbers to celebrate a splendid rowing event in the light full Mid Summer Time in one of the most booming Cities in the Northern Countries.

More information will follow soon.

With best Regards,

Tomi Dewes

tomi.dewes@takonsoutajat.fi

Chairman organization committee