The best European club and university eights will meet in Berlin next Friday for the final racing.
The official entry list was determined yesterday after the final re-registration deadline since the qualification opportunities ended with the spectacular final of the PODYNA Rowing-Bundesliga.
The best European club teams will be competing against each other in the final in Berlin, with 16 confirmed men´s and 10 women´s eights, which had to qualify in European countries for the RCL.
The first league of the men, distinguished a clear picture of the teams taking the first places after a thrilling saison. Those teams are Crefelder RC, who won the Championships 2015 in front of Frankfurt. The 2nd league turned into an exciting finish between Wurzen and Dresden to get a quota spot. TU Dresden won the saison, but both crews are in the lineup.
Crefelder RC Liga Champion Deutschland)
FRG Germania (2. Platz RBL Deutschland)
TU Dresden (Winner 2.League Germany)
Club de Rem Tortosa (Champion Spain)
Lotto Bydgosc (Champion Poland)
Emulation Nautique de Bordeaux (Champion France)
Dukla Prag (Czech Champion)
Ungarn (Champion Hungary)
Gyor Rowing Club (2. place Hungary)
Aalborg RK (Nomination Danmark)
Nereus Amsterdam (Netherlands – Winner Henley Royal Regatta)
LRV Berlin (Quota organiser)
Wurzen (Wild Card)
Tyrian Club London (Wild Card)
London Rowing (Wild Card)
DWB-Holding Achter (Wild Card)
RV Rauxel (Liga Champion Germany)
Melitta Minden (2. place Germany)
Nereus Amsterdam (Champion Netherlands)
Real Circulo de Labradores de Sevilla (Spain Champion)
Ruderclub Zürich (Suisse Champion)
Slavia Prag (Czech Champion)
Crefelder RC (Champion 2014)
LRV Berlin (Quota organiser)
Kaffeemacher Dresden (Wild Card / Winner Vienna Night Row Wien)
Tideway Scullers London (Wild Card GBR)
There was sensational feedback by associations and clubs
The officially nominated teams from Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Hungary and France, thus an overall of nine teams, have confirmed their participation.
Only Turkey, Belgium, Austria and Italy will not be able to attend since their national championships take place on the same date. Gerhard Meuer (CEO of RCL):“ The RCL is an initiation for the European clubs and universities. We are only able to walk this path together with the German Rowing Associations and European Associations with your full support. Thus I am really excited that numerous crews have registered despite cost sharing. The athletic quality is extraordinary, I am really exceptionally excited to follow the races!”
Even boats from the United States and Australia have shown their interest and are on the waiting list for 2016. Because rowing is an amateur sport logistics and travel organization is difficult, so two teams have problems with flights at the moment to participate.
Timing of the RCL
The time trials of the ROWING Champions League will take place next Saturday, September 19th between 4pm and 6pm. The ROWING Champions League Final 2015 will be on September 20th through the duel system. The heats start at 9am and the semifinals will take place starting at 11am. The final races will be between 2pm and 2:30 pm