Rowing World Cup II – Poznan

Sunday 23rd June saw the final day of racing at World Rowing Cup II in Poznan, Poland. Racing conditions were a little more demanding for the finals with a cross-head wind. But without doubt this was another fantastic regatta!

The Light Blues were out in strength in Poland, with a total of 6 CULRC and CUWBC alumni rowing for 4 different countries!

Jan on right

We were all incredibly proud to watch Jan Helmich, (Trinity Hall) race for Germany this weekend. Jan was part of the 2019/20 Lightweight Boat Races squad and rowed in the Spare Pair this March against Oxford.

Today, racing for Germany, Jan was part of the PR3 Mixed Coxed Four at the World Cup. His boat placed 4th in the Final.

Jan in the Bow seat.

What is Para-rowing?

Para-rowing is rowing or sculling open to both male and female rowers with a disability who meet the criteria set out in the Para-rowing Classification Regulations and Bye-Laws. Para-rowing was formerly called adaptive rowing and was first raced at the 2002 World Rowing Championships in Seville.