Fairness Decision Sunday July 1

Based on advice from the fairness commission, the regatta team decided to implement changes in Sunday’s programme. All normal events will have a time-trial in the morning, followed by a Final A and sometimes a Final B in the afternoon.

  • Straight finals are included in the Time-Trials
  • Main events (M1x, W1x, JM 1x and JW 1x), Freshmen’s events and corporate 8+’s are excluded and will proceed normally
  • The new time-table is available from the section Time-Table on this page.


Q: I cannot make it to the races for lanes of straight finals

A: These are not obliged. During the race for lanes, the best lanes of the finals will be awared to the fastest crews. Crews that did not participate will be assigned a remaining empty lane.


Q: I’m a lightweight crew with a straight final, and I will not take part in the Time-trial. When do I need to weigh in?

A: You can weigh in between 2 and 1 hours before the time trial OR between 2 and 1 hours before the straight final

Traffic rules during time-trial










The wind will cause a significant difference between the lanes. We acknowledge that the fastest crew should win. This fairness decision ensures this: the fastest crews in the time-trial will be allocated to the favourable lanes in the finals.

As we understand many rowers wish to train side-by-side racing, we’ve implemented additional B-finals in the afternoon.

How to arrive prepared at the regatta

Both for the experienced rowers competing at the Aegon Koninklijke-Holland Beker as well as those for whom this will be their first experience at an international regatta, we recommend to prepare yourself properly:

  • Have a look at our Team Manual, covering a lot of practical information about your stay, travel and logistics
  • Get yourself represented at the Team Managers Meeting. Friday 6 pm for Saturday’s races and Sunday 6 pm for Sunday’s races. During this meeting, irrevocable changes to the time schedule can be made.
  • Read the section on Rules and Regulations below.
  • The draw takes place at the team managers meeting at the day preceding to the races (18:00 Friday and Saturday).

Entries and Draw


The entries are closed. They can be found via this website.

Let us know when your entry is not in or is not correct via e-mail.


The draw for Saturday’s races will take place at the Team Managers Meeting, held at Friday evening. On Saturday evening, Sunday’s draw will take place.


For further information, please consult the Team Manual

Upcoming races

More info

  • 1x = Single Scull
  • 2+ = Coxed Pair
  • 2- = Coxless Pair
  • 2x = Double Scull
  • 4+ = Coxed Four
  • 4- = Coxless Four
  • 4x = Coxless Quad
  • 8+ = Coxed Eight
  • M = Men
  • BM = beginner Men
  • MFm = Men Freshmen
  • MDev = Men Development
  • LM = Lightweight Men
  • BLM = Beginner Lightweight Men
  • LMFm = Lightweight Men Freshmen
  • LMDev = Lightweight Men Development
  • W= Women
  • BW= Beginner Women
  • WFm= Women Freshmen
  • WDev= Women Development
  • LW= Lightweight Women
  • BLW= Beginner Lightweight Women
  • LWFm= Lightweight Women Freshmen
  • LWDev= Lightweight Women Development
  • JM= Junior Men
  • JW= Junior Women
  • ASW= Arms Shoulders Women’s single scull
  • ASM= Arms Shoulders men’s single sculls
  • TAMix= Trunk Arms mixed double sculls
  • LTAMix= Legs Trunk Arms mixed double sculls
  • LTAMix= Legs Trunk Arms mixed coxed fours

Rules and Regulations

Rules of Racing

FISA’s Rules of Racing apply to the Aegon Koninklijke-Holland Beker. The additional provisions specific to the 2018 edition of the Aegon Koninklijke-Holland Beker can be found here.


In accordance with the rules of racing of FISA:

  • Composite crew: every rower wears their club uniform (identical per club). Undershirt, legging, socks and hats must be either identical (identical for the whole crew) or identical for each club (for crew members of the same club); this means same colours and length.

the Aegon – Koninklijke Holland Beker Regatta this year also allows:

  • Crew wears same uniform – not necessarily club uniform – the implementation must then be fully identical.

Advertising space on boats

FISA rules on advertising spaces apply. Boat names are excluded from the advertising spaces.

Boat Weighing

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 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.

Seeded Development Klassement

The heats of the KNRB Development Klassement will use seeding (gestuurd indelen). Per heat, two crews will be added to the top list of the klassement.

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.