12th edition of Rowing Challenge Prince Albert II
A new edition of the Rowing Challenge Prince Albert II will run from February 20-21, 2016, organized by the Nautical Society of Monaco. This important competition will serve as dress rehearsal for the World Championship also scheduled in Monaco from October 19-22, 2016.
There will be mounting pressure for the Monegasque rowers, who after their latest titles of World Champions in Lima, Peru in 2 and 4, as they will be competing among the best rowers.
This prestigious event has emerged as a very important stage for the rowers from around the world. In the heart of the winter and thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, this competition is growing in notoriety to become the largest coastal and offshore rowing gathering, the extreme adventure side of rowing.
Images from the 2015 competition
New this year: A village to welcome the public
For the first time, the Nautical Society will have a village to welcome the public, located in the jetty Luciana, facing the arrival of the participants, with a food & beverage area, that will allow to follow the athletes’ warm up in simulators, the preparation of the crew and the arrival of the races. Temporary boutiques will be installed on the terrace of the Nautical Society and the access will be free from the left of the Yacht Club North entrance, Boulevard Louis II, before entrance to the tunnel.
The Grand Schools Cup with the participation of elite students from HEC, ESCP Europe, Polytechnic, will recognise the best crew.
Program of races
Saturday, February 20 – Three courses of 6 km February 20
- 11:30 – Arrival due 11:50
- 14:00 – Arrival due 14:20
- 16:30 – Arrival due 16:50
- 18:00 – Presentation of medals
Sunday, February 21 – Two courses of 3 Km
- 09:00 – Arrival due 09:15
- 11:00 – Arrival due 11:15
“Ocean rowing is very much what you make it. Rowing technique is pretty irrelevant on the ocean. It’s the psychology that’s important.” Roz Savage