Greetings from the Minister President of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Greeting by the Minister President of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia,
Hendrik Wüst,

to the 2023 European Rowing U 23 Championships in Krefeld


Dear athletes,

dear fans of rowing,

dear guests,

welcome to the sports state of North Rhine-Westphalia! We hope you can experience the warmth, hospitality and huge enthusiasm the people in our state have for sports!

This year, the best young athletes from around 40 nations will be rowing in Krefeld for the title of European Champion. Lake Elfrath offers the best conditions for this international regatta, which is the most important competition for European rowers in the U23 category after the World Championships.

I would like to thank the Crefelder Ruder-Club 1883 e. V. and its many volunteers for their great commitment to organising these European Championships. With great passion and enormous team spirit, they show why their club is able to celebrate its 140th anniversary this year as well as so many sporting successes. I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart and with best wishes.

I hope you all have an exciting competition on the water and a good time!


Hendrik Wüst MdL