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The Organizing Committee

The 2021 European Rowing Junior Championships are organized by M-START UG, the sports services and sports digitalization company of the regatta association of the Munich metropolitan region, Regatta München.

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Regatta München is an association founded by Bavarian rowing clubs and run by volunteers with the purpose to promote the sports of rowing and canoe sprint and to organize regattas at the Olympic Regatta Centre in Munich Oberschleißheim. We are rowers at heart but also professional event managers, marketeers, IT and logistics as well as health and safety specialists in daily life. We are determined to deliver an unforgettable regatta experience around the 2021ERJCH to all of you – no matter if you are a rower, coach, sponsor, partner, media representative, crew supporter or spectator.

Regatta München stands for one of the most prestigious venues for junior rowing in Europe. Since 1995, we host the International DRV Junior Regatta with frequently more than 1,200 participants from all over Europe and even far away destinations like Argentina, Japan and Zimbabwe. We stand for modern, athlete oriented and up-to-date regatta experiences in the digital era.

Please check out our Regatta München website for more information or get in touch if we can help with anything!


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The Olympic Regatta Centre

The venue was built for the 1972 Olympic Summer Games as an artificial groundwater lake in the north of Munich. A part of the area belongs to the City of Munich, a part to the municipality of Oberschleissheim. Here, the rowing and canoe sprint competitions were held. During construction in the late 1960s, the architects focussed on its integration in the surrounding “Dachauer Moos”, an extensive mire sanctuary. 

After 1972, a high-performance centre for rowing and canoe sports was added to the venue. Over the past decades, the Regatta Centre has been one of the busiest regatta courses worldwide, hosting many national and international events: World Rowing Championships were held in 1981 and 2007, the World Rowing Junior Championships in 1994, the 1998 World Rowing Masters Regatta, and World Rowing Cups from 1997 until 2012, plus numerous German Championships in rowing and canoe sprint. Since 1995, the International DRV Junior Regatta takes place annually. In addition, the Euro Masters Regatta has become a bench mark in the international rowing calendar. 

The Regatta Centre has proven its worth on multiple occasions and has become a popular leisure spot for locals and visitors alike. From cycling and inline skating to beach volleyball and swimming, the venue is suited for a plethora of activities. Close by you find the Regattaparksee, a nice lake to take your family for a swim. When in Oberschleissheim, pay the famous Castle Schleissheim a visit or check out the former aircraft hangar Oberschleissheim, now a subsidiary of the Deutsche Museum displaying aircrafts and aviation history.

  • Completion: August 1971
  • Total surface area: 83 hectares
  • Length of the basin: 2,230m
  • Width of the basin: 140m
  • Water depth: 3.50m
  • Lanes: 8 lanes
  • Alignment: Built parallel to the prevailing southwest and northeast winds, the course can be used even in difficult weather conditions, ensuring a fair competition for all athletes.
  • During the Games, the grandstand close to the finishing tower featured 9,000 seats and 16,000 standing places as well as special seating for VIPs, press and broadcasting. Today’s grandstand has been reduced to host half of the original spectator count. However, the use of the grandstand has been currently suspended due to fire and safety regulations.

The City of Munich

Munich and its incomparable mix of cosmopolitanism and tradition; high-tech living and down-to-earth locals; innovation and a charming self-composure welcomes you. Home to 1.54 million people, the state capital of Bavaria has everything a visitor could dream of for a perfect trip: A diverse arts and cultural scene, limitless sports and shopping facilities, lively bars and a thriving night-life, a colourful array of restaurants, and an excellent public transport network. The city garnered its status as a top spot for leisure and recreation thanks to its countless green oases, including the Englischer Garten, Isar floodplains, and various palace gardens, as well as its proximity to the Alps and the lakes of Upper Bavaria. 

The best place to start exploring Munich is to travel downtown to Marienplatz by public transport. At the tourist information centre at Marienplatz you can get personal advice in all major languages as well as city maps, tour guides, guestcards and souvenirs.

  • Nr. 1158s BMW Welt 2 Foto B. Roemmelt
  • Nr. 2640s Olympiagelaende Muenchen Foto Jan Saurer
Schloss Schleissheim

The Town of Oberschleissheim

Even though Oberschleissheim only counts a little less than 12,000 citizens, the municipality has a lot to offer – mainly three palaces dating back to the 17th and 18th century as well as the oldest airfield of the region, hosting a subsidary of the Deutsche Museum. And of course, the Olympic Regatta Centre which brought new fame to Oberschleissheim in 1972.

The Old Palace (completed 1623) was destroyed in a bomb raid in World War II. After reconstruction in 1986, the Old Palace now houses two extraordinary collections of the Bavarian National Museum.

As a vantage point from his private chambers in the Old Palace, Duke Wilhelm V had a chapel built for Saint Renatus, the saint of his wife Renata. In place of this “Point de Vue”, his grandson Max Emanuel planted a pleasure palace in 1685 to celebrate his wedding, called Schloss Lustheim.

The construction phase of the actual Schleißheim Palace, the New Palace, started in 1700/1701, commissioned by Max Emanuel who had to leave into exile a short while later. For many years, Schleißheim was known as “the building” because the construction site remained unfinished for a long time due to lack of money. Even by now, the castle is only one wing of the gigantic complex once planned but still definitely worth seeing.

Technology fans should head over to the Oberschleissheim Airfield, right next to the palaces. It dates back to 1912 and is one of the oldest airfields in Germany. Since 1992, it has been home to a large part of the Deutsches Museum’s aerospace collection.