About the venue and rowing course
The sport of rowing in Lithuania has deep and long traditions. Rowing was first practiced in Klaipeda in 1885, and then it spread all over Lithuania.
In Trakai, rowing regattas have been organized since 1928, and in 1962 the idea was born to organize an international AMBER OARS regatta. Until 2016 the Trakai venue hosted many national and international regattas, including the following FISA events and regattas:
- World Rowing Junior Championships 2002.
- FISU World University Championships 2006.
- World Rowing Masters Regatta 2008.
- World Rowing U23 Championships 2012
- World Rowing Junior Championships 2013.
The regatta venue is located in a unique place. Trakai city and its surrounding areas are listed as a UNESCO Historical Heritage Site. The rowing course is located on a natural lake, Lake Galve.
Please be aware, that temporary tents may only be erected with the written permission of the OC. The regatta venue and Rowing Centre provides world class facilities for competitors and spectators:
- A 7 lane rowing course
- Finish tower
- Conference Hall
- Fitness Room
- Showers and Sauna
A locker room will be available in the Rowing Centre for competitors to leave their bags during training or racing days. An athletes’ rest area is located in the gym on the first floor of Rowing Centre.
The venue is officially open for training 8 July.
The venue will be open from 7.00 – 20.00 hrs.
The course will be open for training from 7.00 to 19.00 hrs.
The nearest hospital is 1,5 km from the rowing course. During official practice times and on racing days medical support will be provided at the course for both athletes and
Two ambulances will be on site during official regatta days. One will be located close to the Finish tower, the second at the entrance to the rowing centre close to the Control Commission container.
Rescue boats will be stationed along the course.