Swiss National TeamHow powerful is the Swiss delegation in the post olympic year? What boat classes will be in focus for Tokyo 2020. The LUCERNE REGATTA will be a perfect opportunity to see how competitive the boats are, as the entire rowing elite will be at the start in Lucerne.
Thomas Keller MedalWe have again the honourable duty to award the Thomas Keller Medal for an outstanding rowing career. The ceremony will take place on the occasion of the Lucerne Rowing Night in Hotel Palace Lucerne (8 July)
Lucerne Regatta Association has been writing rowing history for over a century. Founded in 1903, its name was its aim: to run regattas in Lucerne. In 1933, racing moved to the Rotsee. The first-ever World Championships took place here in 1962.
Lucerne was host again in 1974, when women and lightweights joined the program. The Worlds returned in 1982 and 2001; Lucerne has also staged four European Championships and hosts the annual Swiss Championships.
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The best rowers of the world are our guests in Lucerne. The Lake Rotsee is known as the ‘Wimbledon of Rowing’ and offers the most fair rowing conditions worldwide. The Lucerne Regatta Association is writing history for more than 100 years and the Lucerne Regatta is the traditional venue for the final of the World Rowing Cup.
To win at the Lucerne Regatta is one of the highlights in a rowers international career. The spectators experience athletics, excitement and emotions first-hand. Every year, more then 900 athletes from 50 nations are travelling to Lucerne.
Not only rowers love the beauty of the so-called ‚lake of the gods’. Also families, walkers, recreational sportspersons and nature lovers are attracted by the area. The idyllic location and the magnificent nature are absolutely unique and very easy to reach for the citizens of Lucerne and it’s neighbouring cities. The Lake Rotsee is the perfect local recreation area, which offers everyone relaxation and distraction of the stressful everyday life.
The peace and protected location is also appreciated by many water birds and other animal and plant species. That’s why the Rotsee isn’t only the perfect Lake for the rowing sport, it is also a nature reserve. The visitors care about the abundance and variety of flora and fauna. Therefore the nature reserve is to be retained.
Thomas Keller Medal
On Saturday evening of the Lucerne Regatta weekend, the Rowing Night takes place at the Hotel Palace. The highlight of the evening is the award of the Thomas Keller Medal.
The Thomas Keller Medal is the most valuable award in rowing. Its winners are looking back on an extraordinary international rowing career with exemplary fair play.
The Medal consists of 18-carat gold and is named after the former FISA President and Swiss rower Thomas Keller (1924–1989).