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9 & 10th of March 2019 on the river Amstel
Everything is packed, and the dust is settled at the Amstel river. It was a blast! We could not have been prouder. More crews than ever attend the regatta, the races and the atmosphere were great, and even the weather could not have been better. Hereby we would like to thank everybody who took part in making the 46th Heineken a success. A big thanks to all the rowers, coaches, internationals, umpires, photographers, timekeepers, course builders, volunteers, (ever) raging reporters, video crews, screen manager, the old-guard, safety personnel, food-carts and of course all spectators.
Pictures from the event can be found here:
NOTE: During the initial draw procedure, the bow numbers were wrongly assigned in alphabetical order by club. This error has been corrected and the bow numbers have been reassigned in random order. The correct numbers have been published on Friday at 20:30 hours.
As some of you may have seen, the ice has melted rapidly this week. This afternoon, our race directors did a full course check and there is no reason to expect any ice on the river Amstel this weekend. This means that the 46th Heineken Roeivierkamp is on! Every crew will be able to race a full race. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Tonight will be the last night that the temperature in Amsterdam will be below zero degrees Celcius. Although most of the racing water is still covered with ice, the temperatures are expected to rise in the coming days. As of now we are expecting the ice to be gone by race weekend. We are still in close contact with our local weather authorities and we will update you again might there be changes in the forecast.
On Wednesday March 7th, we will provide a final decision about the continuation of the race. We have different scenario’s ready for the possible cancellation of one or two of the distances might the ice be still present on our long course. However, we are aiming for a full race.
The show must go on!
In the past days we’ve received a lot of messages about the weather prediction for the coming days and the consequences this would have for the Heineken Roeivierkamp. As you can see below, the predictions for now are indicating that the “Siberian Bear” will only be with us for this week. After that it’s back to our good old Dutch spring weather. This means that for now, there is no need to worry about the possibility of ice on the river Amstel on the 10th and 11th of March. We are in close contact with our local weather authorities and will keep you updated, might the forecast change in the coming days.
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