Greetings from the Chairman of the Crefeld Rowing Club

Dear Athletes,
dear Representatives of World Rowing and National Associations,
dear Rowing Fans,
dear Guests,

On behalf of the entire Organisation Committee as well as the complete Crefelder Ruder-Club 1883 e.V. membership I take pleasure in welcoming you to Lake Elfrath in Krefeld.

Having hosted many national and international regattas, our club has acquired the knowledge and the experience to be able to organise and host these European Rowing Under 23 Championships. This event is the largest and most significant of our 140 year history.<

This huge sporting event is also a highlight for Krefeld as host city as part of its busy calendar while celebrating the 650th anniversary of its founding. Many members and friends of club have spared no efforts to ensure that this highlight will remain a wonderful and unforgettable memory for years to come.

I look forward to a sunny regatta weekend with you, our friends from 25 European countries. My wishes for you athletes and coaches as well as for you as spectators include fair and exciting races, thrilling entertainment and lots of fun with each other.

With best personal regards

Christoph Lüke
Crefelder Ruder-Club 1883 e.V.