Monaco’s own Rowing Club will be hosting the first-ever European Coastal Rowing Regatta on the weekend of December 2 and December 3.

The ambition to hold this event stems from the Club’s experience in organising regional events, and the response from international rowers has been very encouraging. Twenty-two international rowing teams have accepted the invitation to take part, representing 18 countries.

Among the participants will be two Olympic rowing medallists and several world champion rowers in river and sea events.

Mathias Raymond, President of the Organising Committee, told a press conference on Thursday, November 23, that the organising of the event has taken several years of effort. He praised and thanked his predecessors who had the courage to lay the foundations for the Prince Albert II Challenge.

“Our role is to work on the development of the Challenge and we are proud of the new stage we have reached this year,” he added.

The two-day event will see the closure of Port Hercule to marine traffic.

The Challenge promises to be an exceptional event, even by Monaco’s high standards, and offers a wide public the opportunity to see the rowers in action from the many natural vantage points around and above Port Hercule. The organisers also promise exceptional video coverage, including from two drones.

PHOTO: Mr Roland Weill, Executive Director of the Organising Committee, speaks to journalists, with Mr Mathias Raymond, right. Ian Brodie

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