OVERVIEW

As most of you are aware, the Heineken roeivierkamp is held on the Amstel river, which runs straight through Amsterdam. It’s not easy to close down one of the cities busiest waterways for a weekend, but somehow we’ve managed for over 45 years. The two-day event sports four distances:

Saturday will have 2500m followed directly by a 250m sprint.

On Sunday morning, a 5000m is raced. The competition is concluded on Sunday afternoon with a 750m sprint.

In total your crew will be on the water two to three times, as some fields do not start the final 750m. The Club Eight’s field have a capacity limit on the 5000m as well, with only room for the top 15 crews.

COURSE INSTRUCTIONS

These videos contain a short impression of the course, including images from the water and instructions on how to take te bridges.


TOP DOWN VIEW


Saturday 2500m

  • Start @ Rozenoordbrug
  • Finish @ Nereus, starboard side finish allowed
  • No later than 5 minutes before start behind Rozenoordbridge
  • 10 minutes before start in designated zone (see cabin before race)
  • High numbers start first
  • ‘Flying-start’
  • Starting difference 20 seconds
    • Min. 15s, max. 25s, penalty points

Saturday 250m (Immediately after 2500m)

  • Start @ De Hoop
  • Finish @ Nereus
  • Start in pairs
  • Uneven numbers start in Nereus lane (starboard)
  • Side-by-side & hold at alignment point
  • Side-by-side light paddle to pre-start, aligned over pre-start, build up on signal official
  • Pre-start is 50m in front of start

Sunday 5000m

  • Start @ Ouderkerk
  • Finish @ Nereus, starboard side finish allowed
  • No later than 15 minutes before start behind Rozenoordbridge
  • 10 minutes before start in designated zone (see cabin before race)
  • High numbers start first
  • ‘Flying-start’
  • Starting difference 20 secondsMin. 15s, max. 25s, penalty points
  • Row back lane up to Sköll / Willem III

Sunday 750m

  • Start @ Nieuwe Amstelbrug
  • Finish @ Nereus
  • Gather in zones
  • Uneven numbers start in Nereus lane (starboard)
  • Side-by-side & hold at alignment point
  • Side-by-side light paddle to pre-start, aligned over pre-start, build up on signal official
  • Pre-start is 50m in front of start

COXSWAIN’S MEETING

This year, the coxswain’s meeting will be available on video. There will be no more physical meeting on Friday before the Heineken Roeivierkamp. There will be a possibility to ask questions in person regarding the coxswain’s meeting. We will be available at the information desk at Nereus from 6pm to 8pm on Friday.

The video for the coxswain’s meeting will be posted here when it is available.


BRIDGES

  • Rozenoordbrug
  • Utrechtsebrug
  • Berlagebrug
  • Take note of which bridgehead is safe

OVERTAKING

  • Safety and sportsmanship above all
  • Overtaking crew is allowed to choose ideal course
  • Overtaken crew should not hinder overtaking crew
  • Don’t abuse your right
  • Anticipate: choose bridge opening in time