para rowing

For the first time in the 120-year history of the Lucerne Regatta, Para-athletes will compete on Lake Rotsee in 2023. The inclusion of para-rowing at the Lucerne Regatta is an important step towards inclusion and equal opportunities. In May 2024, the final spots for the Paralympic Games in Paris will be awarded at Lake Rotsee, during the final Olympic and Paralympic qualification regatta.

Gradual introduction of Para rowing at the Lucerne Regatta
In order to be well-prepared for the 2024 final qualification regatta, two para-races will already be held during this year’s World Rowing Cup Regatta. The 2023 para-races and the 2024 qualifying regatta are part of a planned gradual inclusion of para-rowing competitions at the LUCERNE REGATTA. The integration of Para races in the World Rowing Cup is being considered for 2024 or 2025.

Made possible thanks to the support of key partners
With 120 years of experience in organizing rowing regattas, the organizing committee (OC) has already overcome numerous challenges. However, the introduction of para-rowing opens up an entirely new chapter. In this regard, the expertise and support of various partner organizations are of great importance. Suva, in particular, our integration partner, is providing long-term support for the project. Suva has been involved as an integration partner in para-sports for many years. The aim of their commitment is to provide people who have suffered accidents with the opportunity to participate as para-athletes in competitions in Switzerland. Sports promotes reintegration into society, and at the same time, the athletes serve as important role models.

Contribution of the Lucerne Regatta to the promotion of Para rowing in Switzerland
As the organizer, the LUCERNE REGATTA Association aims to contribute to a more inclusive society that goes beyond the LUCERNE REGATTA itself. Para rowing in Switzerland is still in its early stages. Therefore, the Lucerne Regatta, in collaboration with the Swiss Rowing Federation (SWISS ROWING), is committed to promoting para-rowing in grassroots and youth sports as well.

Para Rowing Races at the 2023 LUCERNE REGATTA
Updated Schedule!

Saturday July 8th
14h30 Heat PR1 Women’s Single
14h40 Heat PR1 Men’s Single

Sunday July 9th
12h15 Final PR1 Women’s Single
12h25 Finale PR1 Men’s Single

Find out more about para-rowing

The official webpage of World Rowing contains many helpful information about para-rowing, the different categories and the history of the sport.

Integration Partner