Over the last few years, the number of participants in the Heineken Roeivierkamp has grown rapidly. While it makes us very happy to see the popularity of our event increase, it also presents us with some logistic difficulties. As some of you may have noticed in the last years already, this mostly shows in the blocks on Sunday morning, where particularly the first block of the day is very crowded. To prevent this situation from getting unmanageable for our race directors and officials or unsafe for our participants, we have therefore decided to introduce a cut-off in the Men’s Masters Division, similar to what was introduced for the Club Eights some years ago. In practice, this will mean that after Saturday, only the top 75 crews of the entire Men’s Masters Division will qualify for the 5K on Sunday. While we realize this will affect a small number of crews in this division, we think that this is the most fair solution for now. We are exploring a definitive solution for the coming years that will ensure every participating crew can safely take part in our competition. This will be communicated in time by the race directors, but will not be implemented this year.
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