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.

Our race directors are happy to answer any questions that might arise following this announcement. Feel free to send an email to wedstrijdleiding@roeivierkamp.nl.

This amazing shot was created by our own committee member Thomas. Don’t you just love it? Make sure to get your poster during the weekend.

We’re pleased to announce that the 47th edition of the Heineken Roeivierkamp will take place in the weekend of 9th and 10th of March 2019! More information will be posted later this year. We hope to see you all at the Amstelriver in 2019!

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:

Our very own Videocie produced stunning video reports, subscribe to our channel for more! Hope to see you all next year!

The results are now online! You can find them at our results & records page.

The Dutch combi crew has done an amazing job and broke the 2500m record, set in 1985, in the women quadruple field.

The official draw for the Heineken Roeivierkamp 2018 is available at our registration page or alternatively via Time-Team.

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!

Vanavond zal de temperatuur in Amsterdam voor het laatst onder de nul graden celsius komen. Hoewel het grootste deel van het roeiwater nu nog bedekt is met ijs, is de verwachting dat de temperatuur in de komende dagen gaat stijgen. Voor nu gaan wij er nog van uit dat het ijs voor het wedstrijdweekend weg is. We hebben nog steeds nauw contact met de lokale weerinstanties en zullen wederom een update plaatsen als de verwachtingen veranderen.

Op woensdag 7 maart zullen we een definitieve beslissing geven over het doorgaan van de race. We hebben een aantal scenario’s klaar staan met betrekking tot de afgelasting van één of twee van de afstanden, mocht er nog ijs op de lange baan liggen. We gaan uiteraard wel voor een volledige wedstrijd.

The show must go on!

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!