The SH Netz Cup gets under way
Today sees the start of the SH Netz Cup on the Kiel Canal in Rendsburg, Northern Germany. Eights from Germany, Great Britain, Holland and the United States take each other on over three days of mixed racing. The event, a festival of rowing, is well supported locally and includes dragon boat racing and live music.
The program (all times local):
- Friday, 19.00-19.30 – Stadtwerke Rendsburg Ergo Cup of the International Eights – an ergo race on stage
- Saturday, 17.00 – 17.30 – Rowing Sprint Cup of the International Eights (Kreishafen) – a 500m side by side sprint
- Sunday, 14:25 – 15:15 – SH Netz Cup 2018 Rowing Marathon of the International Eights – a marathon side by side race over 12.7kms on the Kiel canal which is closed to shipping for the race.
In the UK you can catch the action on NDR who will be broadcasting live on Sunday from 14:15 to 15:00 (local), the ARD sports show reports at 18:00 (local). In addition, at 22:50 (local) the channel will be running a feature on Eric and Torben Johannesen – Eric won silver at the Rio Olympics in the German eight and is coming back from injury to try and regain his seat in a crew that is unchanged for 24 months.
Last year, the German eight won all three competitions at the SH Netz Cup. German coach Uwe Bender said “We go this time in Rendsburg at the start to win. I have good memories of the race last year which was a dramatic battle with the stubborn Americans. This is a real folk festival there with many spectators and for us a good end to the season.”
The British line-up for the event is:-
Sholto Carnegie (Leander Club)
Ollie Cook (Univ. of London BC)
Tom George (Leander Club)
Harry Glenister (Leander Club)
James Johnston (Leander Club)
George Rossiter (Leander Club)
James Rudkin (Newcastle Univ. BC)
Matthew Tarrant (Oxford Brookes Univ. BC)
Oliver Wynne-Griffith (Leander Club)
Cox: Henry Fieldman (Leander Club)
Further information can be found on the SH Netz Cup page, and read our review of the 2017 event here.