The Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Slovenia, in collaboration with Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 Association, Bled Rowing Events Team and SI Sport Ltd, proposes the organisation of a rowing contest on the beautiful Lake Bled on the 18th of May 2019.
The purpose of the event is to reconnect people to nature, having as main instrument the canotca (patented by the Association), as main drive the competition, and as inspiration Ivan Patzaichin – Romanian canoeist, quadruple gold medal laureate at the Summer Olympics in 1968, 1972, 1980 and 1984 and triple silver laureate, and founder of the Association. The main attraction of the competition are the boats, canotcas, a rowing boat with unique design, created by Romanian woodwork craftsmen. It is a tourist modern boat that carries on the tradition of Danube Delta’s fishermen boats, combining it with the manoeuvrability of modern fast canoes.
Boats: 3 canotcas of 10 + 1 seats. *Each boat is equipped with lifejackets.
Each crew will be formed of 11 rowers, regardless of their age, sporting background and experience.
The race will take place on a distance of about 200m. The competition corridors will be marked by beacons arranged parallel to the water glare at the start and finish lines and each crew will be timed. The team with the shortest times is the winner of the series.
After completing the races in each series, the crews will compete with the occupants of similar places in the other series. This will determine the final hierarchy.
Come and try the CANOTCA!