Important notices for all crews

The Aegon Koninklijke-Holland Beker is an international regatta according to the FISA’s Rules of Racing. Please take notice of the remarks below, which highlight the possible differences with the national regattas you compete in. For a complete overview of the rules, see the section on Rules and Regulations.

  • Adhere to FISA rules for uniform clothing. For our regatta, members of composite crews can choose whether they dress completely uniform or every rower in the uniform of her or his own club. The clothing per club should be identical (e.g. shirts worn under the uniform). See why why we allow this.
  • FISA rules on advertising spaces apply. Boat names are excluded from the advertising spaces.
  • For all events, boats will be selected for boat weighing. Each team is responsible that his boat at least meets the minimum weight. The boat weighing centre is located in the athletes zone opposite of the pontoons and will be indicated there. The boat weighing is opened from 9 a.m. on Friday and from 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • The minimum weight for all coxwains is 55 kg (according to FISA rules), with a maximum dead weight of 15 kg.
  • The draw takes place at the team managers meeting at the day preceding to the races (18:00 Friday and Saturday). During this meeting, irrevocable changes to the time schedule can be made.
  • In contrast to previous years, all events will use FISA rules – including the Freshmen’s eights and fours and the Development fours and doubles.

Time Table

Provisional Time Table

The Timetable 2017 is provisional until the team managers meeting. Please take note that during that meeting, changes may be made!

All events marked in blue are a part of the Aegon Open National Championships. When the event has 3 or more crews racing the winner will be awarded the golden Open Dutch National Championship medal. These events are open for crews of all nationalities

Entries and Draw


The entries for the Aegon Koninklijke-Holland Beker are available via the KNRB inschrijfprogramma


Friday evening, Saturday’s draw will be published. Saturday evening, Sunday’s draw will be published.

The draw is available here.

Rules and Regulations

Rules of Racing

FISA’s Rules of Racing apply to the Aegon Koninklijke-Holland Beker. The additional provisions specific to the 2017 edition of the Aegon Koninklijke-Holland Beker can be found here.

Rower’s clothing

FISA’s Rules of racing describe the clothing for athletes and the colours of blades in Rule 51:

Rule 51 – Rowers’ Clothing and Blade Colours (at international regattas)

  • Members of the same crew shall compete wearing identical clothing except as allowed under the Bye-Laws. If any members of the crew wear headwear, then the headwear worn by those crew members shall be identical except as allowed under the Bye-Laws.
  • The colours and design of the blades of all oars and sculls shall be identical on both sides.
  • Coxswains may race wearing additional clothing in the colours of their crew.

However, without further notice, FISA added the following bye-law:

Bye-Law to Rule 51 – Rowers’ Clothing and Blade Colours
At international regattas, within a crew entered as a composite club crew, members of the same club must wear the uniform and identifications of their own club.

We can imagine that you are equally surprised about this new rule as we are. To avoid crews suffer from unexpected yellow card’s, we will allow for the following uniforms:

  • Identical uniforms for all athletes in the crew (including composite crews) where they do not need to adhere to their prescribed club uniform.
  • Composite crews to have every rower dressed in his or her own club uniform. Every rower of each club must be dressed identical.

Bow number assignment

For the following events, the bow numbers and therewith the lanes will be assigned by allowing the crews to choose themselves. The provisions for this bow number allocation can be found here: Bow number assignment

Please note this only applies for a limited number of events:

  • 24         LW 1x
  • 25         LM 1x
  • 26         W 2-
  • 27         LM 2-
  • 28         M 2-
  • 105       W 2-
  • 106       LM 2-
  • 107       M 2-
  • 119       W 1x – LADIES TROPHY
  • 120       M 1x – HOLLAND BEKER
  • 122       LW 1x
  • 123       LM 1x

For the events above, a crew member or representative must select their bow number between 90 and 60 minutes before the repechage, quarter final, semi or final. The bow numbers can be selected at the bow number stand in the boat area. The crews that ranked best in previous rounds can pick their bow number first.

Traffic Rules

Regatta Traffic Rules

The Bosbaan is the oldest artifical rowing lake in the world and is therefore constrained in its size. Warming up, racing and cooling down take place on the same stretch of water. To avoid collisions resulting in personal and material damage, it is of the greatest importance to adhere to the traffic regulations. Violation of these rules can lead to a yellow card according to FISA’s Rules of Racing: Traffic Rules

In case of fairness decisions, the traffic rules might be changed during the regatta. Further announcements on this will be made during the team managers meetings.

Parking of boat trailers

During the regatta it is strictly forbidden to park your boat trailer in front of the boat sheds or in the finish area. Parking lots for these boat trailers is at the marked parking area.

Loading and unloading of the trailes is, however, allowed at the finish area. Directly after the unloading the trailers need to be parked at the special boat trailer parking area. The designated parking area is marked in this map.