A high level of challenge in the “Queen Boat” of rowing

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The starting 108 crews will race over 6400 meters of track that runs through the city center, more precisely the section between the barracks and the Birsfelden power plant with a 180° bend.

On Saturday, Basel hosts the 12th edition of the “Mirabad Basler Head” regatta, one of the most important in the traditional rowing queen discipline of Boston, London and Amsterdam. The starting 108 crews will race over 6400 meters of track that runs through the city center, more precisely the section between the barracks and the Birsfelden power plant with a 180° bend. Both of them represent Club Canottieri Lugano in the U19 category (male and female) and Mixed Lugano/SC Circi/RC Zurich in the elite female context. A sprint regatta with a distance of 350 meters is also planned.

Switzerland stands with two “national” teams. In the men’s team we find three world finalists: Roman Rosli, Joel Church (5th place in the coxless four at the 2022 World Cup), Andriy Struzina (bronze at the 2022 World Cup, 6th place. Taking place in the single “Lightweight”. Parik Brunner, Kay Schatzle, Scott Barlocher, Maureen Lange and Joanna Plock completed the work.The women’s arsenal includes Salome Ullrich and Pascal Walker, returning from the World Championships in Races. , Sophia Meekin, Olivia Roth, Nina Wettstein, Alina Berset, Talia Ahumada, partner of Serrasiana Olivia Negrinotti in doubles, fourth at the U23 European Championships. Classified.

In the men’s field, eyes on the Dutch arms of ASR Nereus and Utrecht Rowing Club “Triton” and the Czechs in Dukla, Prague. ASR Nereus’ three boats are among the favorites in the women’s race.

In Basel, we will have the opportunity to meet high-level athletes involved in club formations, including German Oliver Seidler, 2022 World Champion in singles, Romanian Marius Cosmuc, silver medalist, World Champion in coxsacks, World and Olympic champions in lightweight doubles, Irish Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy. Among women: Kerry Williams and Grace Prendergast, “silver” in coxless 2, “gold” in eight at GO 2020 in Tokyo, Dutch Carolien Florgin, world champion in singles in 2022, silver in coxless 4 at GO 2020. and Olympic doubles champions Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis of Romania.

The presence of two “eights” from Clube Canottieri Lugano is certainly a source of pride for the club at the end of a very positive season.

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