THE ROWING COURSE IN THE CENTRE OF BLED
The Rowing Course on Lake Bled is in an amazing and quite unique position. The centre of the town of Bled, all the entire infrastructure, hotels, restaurants and shops are situated on the lake shore itself as well as around the Rowing Course. Participants will be able to access the Rowing Course as well as all the other places of interest within walking distance.
The competitors start their race to the finish line with a stroke of their oars in the heart of a tourist venue, literally under the balconies of the luxurious hotels and coffeehouses, which is definitely very pleasant for the athletes and attractive for the viewers.
The unique island in the middle of the lake with the church is the bulwark and acts as a boundary to the course and, at the same time, a viewpoint of the course and the competitions. The fact that Bled Castle is watching over the lake and the course from a mighty rock is soothing. And it is also practical as it offers a magnificent view of the entire rowing course - from start to finish.
THE LAKE IS FAIR TO ALL
The winds do not affect the rowers selectively, the lake doesn’t have large tributary streams and it also doesn’t have any currents. The water is still and very rarely choppy.
THE TRADITION OF ROWING EVENTS AND THE MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE
The Slovenian rowing tradition has been crowned with the successful organization of the European and World Championships and the World Cup competitions at Lake Bled. Bled hosted the World Championships in 1966, 1979, 1989 and lastly in 2011 and has hosted the World Cup in 2010 and 2015.
The organization of top-level regattas has contributed to the expansion of the sports facilities, the new finish tower, the grandstands and the boathouse have also been renovated. Today the Bled Rowing Centre is one of the best in the region.
Entries will be possible from 15th January 2017.
Boat rental bookings will be possible from 15 January 2016.
PROGRAM FOR THE WORLD MASTERS REGATTA 2017.
Slovenia has been a full member of the European Union since 1 May 2004. In addition to a valid travel document, third country nationals must hold a visa in order to enter the Republic of Slovenia. A visa is a permit issued by a relevant diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia to a third-country national. If the circumstances under which a visa was issued have changed, border authorities may refuse an entry and cancel the visa.
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