Dear competitors,

the 49th edition of the Heineken Roeivierkamp is scheduled to take place on the 13th and 14th of march, 2021. After the last-minute cancellation of last year’s event due to the coronavirus, the organizing committee hopes to be able to welcome you all again on the river Amstel. However, whether this will be possible, and in which form the race can be organized, will be dependent on the developments regarding the coronavirus in the coming months. Currently, the organizing committee is working on several scenarios for the 2021 regatta, in which it also considers organizing the regatta in a reduced form. For this, we are in close contact with all relevant authorities and parties. Starting this month, we will post a monthly update on the race on our website and all social media channels to inform you about the current situation and the decisions we have made regarding the continuation of the race. We are aiming to be able to provide more clarity about the several scenarios, and the dates around which we expect we will make certain decisions. Last year the registration deadline for international competitors was in november. Due to the high degree of uncertainty about the possibility of safely and responsibly traveling to Amsterdam coming march, and the uncertainty about the form the race will take place in, we have decided to delay the registrations of international crews. We hope to be able to provide you with more information about the possibility of registration for international crews in december. We understand that this may be inconvenient for some of our international competitors, however we hope you’ll understand that the current situation simply does not allow us to make decisions so far ahead. We hope to be able to see you all on the Amstel next march!

The Heineken Roeivierkamp Committee