World Rowing Cup

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The World Rowing Cup is an international rowing competition organized by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). It first began in 1997 and comprises three regattas (apart from in 2001 when there were four) held throughout early summer. In each event points are awarded to the top seven finishing boats and an overall winner determined after the last world cup regatta each year. During the regattas the current leader in each event must wear yellow bibs. The World Rowing Cup has only been staged outside Europe on 3 occasions, in 2001 Princeton and in both 2013 and 2014 Sydney.

Rowing (sport) Sport where individuals or teams row boats by oar

Rowing, sometimes referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times. It involves propelling a boat on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, a force is generated to move the boat. The sport can be either recreational for enjoyment or fitness, or competitive, when athletes race against each other in boats. There are a number of different boat classes in which athletes compete, ranging from an individual shell to an eight-person shell with a coxswain.

The Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron (FISA) is the International Rowing Federation which is the governing body for international rowing. Its current president is Jean-Christophe Rolland who succeeded Denis Oswald at a ceremony held in Lucerne in July 2014.

Regatta series of boat races

A regatta is a series of boat races. The term comes from the Venetian language regata meaning "contest" and typically describes racing events of rowed or sailed water craft, although some powerboat race series are also called regattas. A regatta often includes social and promotional activities which surround the racing event, and except in the case of boat type championships, is usually named for the town or venue where the event takes place.

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World Cup in single scullers (1990–1995)

From 1990 to 1995, the World Rowing Cup was a competition for single scullers. At three to six international regattas during one season, points for a total rating and cash prizes could be won. The World Rowing Federation wanted to better market its sport and increase sponsorship income through improved TV-presence. These goals were missed, which ultimately led to the termination of this form of the World Cup after the 1995 season. [1]

SeasonVenuesOverall winner (women) [2] Overal winner (men) [2]
1990Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Mission Bay, San Diego (7 April)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, Mühlauhafen, Mannheim (13 May)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway, Årungen Lake (3 June)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands, Bosbaan, Amsterdam (1 July)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland, Rotsee, Luzern (15 July)
Titie Jordache
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Jüri Jaanson
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
1991Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, Lago di Piediluco (10 April)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, Regattabahn Duisburg, Duisburg (26 May)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, Hjälmsjön, Örkelljunga (2 June)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands, Bosbaan, Amsterdam (29 June)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland, Rotsee, Luzern (14 July)
Silken Laumann
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Václav Chalupa
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
1992Flag of the United States.svg  United States, Mission Bay, San Diego (5 April)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, Fühlinger See, Köln (3 May)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, Bagsværd-See, Kopenhagen (31 May)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland, Rotsee, Luzern (14 June)
Beate Schramm
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Thomas Lange
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1993Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia, Yarra River, Melbourne (28 February)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico, Pista Olímpica Virgilio Uribe, Mexiko-Stadt (28 March)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, Regattabahn Duisburg, Duisburg (23 May)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland, Kaukajärvi, Tampere (6 June)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom, Themse, Henley-on-Thames (4 July)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland, Rotsee, Luzern (11 July)
Annelies Bredael
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Václav Chalupa
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
1994Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, Regattabahn Duisburg, Duisburg (22 May)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom, Themse, Henley-on-Thames (3 July)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland, Rotsee, Luzern (17 July)
Marnie McBean
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Xeno Müller
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
1995Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium, Hazewinkel, Willebroek (4 June)
Flag of France.svg  France, Lac de Vaires-sur-Marne, Paris (18 June)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom, Themse, Henley-on-Thames (2 July)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland, Rotsee, Luzern (9 July)
Trine Hansen
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Jüri Jaanson
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia

Editions and stages (since 1997)

#YearStage 1Stage 2Stage 3EventsOverall Winner
1 1997 Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of France.svg Paris Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
2 1998 Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Hazewinkel Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
3 1999 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Hazewinkel Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
4 2000 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne Flag of Austria.svg Vienna Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
5 2001 Flag of the United States.svg Princeton Flag of Spain.svg Seville

Flag of Austria.svg Vienna

Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim

- Flag of Germany.svg Germany
6 2002 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Hazewinkel Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
7 2003 Flag of Italy.svg Milan Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
8 2004 Flag of Poland.svg Poznań Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
9 2005 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dorney Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
10 2006 Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Poland.svg Poznań Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
11 2007 Flag of Austria.svg Ottensheim Flag of the Netherlands.svg Amsterdam Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
12 2008 Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne Flag of Poland.svg Poznań - Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
13 2009 Flag of Spain.svg Banyoles Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
14 2010 Flag of Slovenia.svg Bled Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
15 2011 Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim Flag of Germany.svg Hamburg Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
16 2012 Flag of Serbia.svg Belgrade Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne Flag of Germany.svg Oberschleissheim - Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
17 2013 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eton Dorney Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
18 2014 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sydney Flag of France.svg Lac d'Aiguebelette Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
19 2015 Flag of Slovenia.svg Bled Flag of Italy.svg Varese Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
20 2016 Flag of Italy.svg Varese Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne Flag of Poland.svg Poznań - Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
21 2017 Flag of Serbia.svg Belgrade Flag of Poland.svg Poznań Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Great Britain
22 2018 Flag of Serbia.svg Belgrade Flag of Austria.svg Ottensheim Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucerne - Flag of Germany.svg Germany
23 2019 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Plovdiv Flag of Poland.svg Poznań Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rotterdam -

Format

The World Rowing Cup is an annual series of three regattas that act as a lead-up to the World Rowing Championships. Racing at the World Rowing Cup includes the 14 Olympic boat classes and a selection of International boat classes. Para-rowing is contested at some World Cups. Each Olympic boat class earns points based on the finishing order. The highest placing boat from a country is awarded the following points:

1st = 8 points, 2nd = 6 points, 3rd = 5 points, 4th = 4 points, 5th = 3 points, 6th = 2 points, 7th = 1 point [3] [4]

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