Finland´s biggest rowing event
Sulkava Rowing Race is Finland´s biggest rowing event, which have gathered in its best years over 10 000 rowers and over 20 000 visitors. Within the race in most categories there will be rowed a route with the length of approximately 60km, though in the following year (2012) there will be a new route Hakovirta 20 km. Most of the routes take the rowers around the isle of Partalansaari where the rowers can enjoy the beautiful Finnish nature while competing.
During the weekend there are starts where rowers can participate in small boats, special boats and Sulkava long boats, in addition there will be a Finnish Championship -starts. There are four different categories which are: single rowers, double rowers, bi-stroke rowers and group rowers (special boats and Sulkava long boats). For some of the starts canoes are also welcome!
Sulkava long boat crew consists of 14 rowers and a cox who paces them. Each rower has one oar and rows on a sliding bench. The cox also steers the boat and urges the rowers to their task.
The race is always organised on the second weekend of July.
The next rowing event, 45th Sulkava Rowing Race, will be organised from the 5th to 8th of July 2012.
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