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!