2011 World Rowing Masters concludes in Poland

World Rowing Masters Regatta

The 2011 World Rowing Masters Regatta drew to a close on Sunday 11 September, with rowers of up to 92 years old taking to the water in Poznan, Poland.

Masters rowers – who must be aged over 27 and not competing internationally – gathered from 37 different countries to contest over 400 races, on four days of competition at the Malta regatta course.


The oldest competitor at this year’s regatta was a staggering 92 years old, while the oldest woman was aged 89.

British Olympian Pauline Bird, 54, was one of a number of competitors to race across a number of different age-ranges, in a racing format that saw medals handed out at the end of every single heat, and no semi-finals or finals contested.

Quintin Boat Club was among the numerous British clubs to take their Masters contingent to Poland, and the Thames-based club brought home eight medals for their efforts.

‘The standard and competitiveness of the World Rowing Masters Regatta continues to rise each year,’ the club said in a statement.

‘The facilities at the Poznan venue are superb, and all at Quintin wish to congratulate the Polish organisers for such a well-run regatta.’

Next year’s Masters regatta will take place in Duisberg, Germany, from 7-9 September.

See the full list of results from the 2011 World Rowing Masters Regatta.

You can also keep up to date with the ever-growing Masters community by joining the Explore Rowing Masters Forum.

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