Lucerne Regatta and FOQR


The Olympic Qualifying Regatta and LUCERNE REGATTA (WRC III) 2020 are cancelled

The rapid development of the health situation in connection with the COVID 19 pandemic and the decisions of the Swiss Federal Council and the Canton of Lucerne have forced the OC to cancel the Olympic Qualifying Regatta and LUCERNE REGATTA (World Rowing Cup III).

In view of the dynamically changing situation, the OC, in close cooperation with the authorities and the World Rowing Association FISA, has developed various scenarios in recent weeks to hold the two top international regattas on Lake Red Sea. However, the rapid development and in particular the decision of the Federal Council of 13 March 2020 to ban events with more than 100 people now makes it impossible to hold these competitions.

The health and safety of athletes, coaches, spectators, officials and volunteers are at the centre of attention in these difficult times. The OC is convinced that all those affected will show their solidarity and support this cancellation, which is of great importance for the protection of the entire population.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all athletes, federations, authorities, sponsors and volunteers for their great support, which has touched us emotionally.

The OC is already looking forward to the next LUCERNE REGATTA, which will take place from July 9-11, 2021 on the Lake of Gods.

Andreas Bucher


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