LUCERNE REGATTA 2024 will host first para-inclusive WORLD ROWING CUP on the Rotsee

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In a historic decision, the annual Rowing World Rowing Cup on the Rotsee from May 24th to 26th, 2024, will feature all nine Para-Rowing categories for the first time. This is a milestone in the 120-year history of Lucerne Regatta. A week earlier (May 19-21, 2024), the Final Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regatta will also be hosted in Lucerne. The inclusion of Para-Rowing in Lucerne Regatta presents a significant opportunity for Luzern as a global rowing hub, particularly in anticipation of future World Championships on Rotsee.

In May 2024, Para-athletes will officially participate in the Rowing World Cup on Rotsee for the first time, marking a historic moment for this century-old event in the heart of Luzern. The additional effort invested in Para-Rowing since 2022 has proven worthwhile. The successful test races in 2023, met with enthusiasm from both spectators and participating athletes, led to the decision to fully integrate Para-Rowing into the World Cup Regatta, resulting in the entire Lucerne Regatta in 2024 being conducted as a para-integrated event.

With the upcoming qualification regattas and the Rowing World Cup, Luzern is set to be the center of international rowing for over 10 days in 2024. Over 1,000 athletes in more than 500 boats are expected on Rotsee.

Further information can be found in the official press release: