Coupe de la Jeunesse

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Coupe de la Jeunesse
Coupe de la Jeunesse Logo
Sport Rowing
Founded 1985
No. of teams 12
Country Austria AUT
Belgium BEL
France FRA
United Kingdom GBR
Hungary HUN
Republic of Ireland IRL
Italy ITA
Netherlands NED
Poland POL
Portugal POR
Spain ESP
Switzerland SUI

The Coupe de la Jeunesse is an international rowing regatta rowed over 2,000 m every year. It was founded in 1985 and is open to rowers who are 18 or under by the end of the current calendar year. It is a two-day team event, with points awarded to nations based on finishing position in each category. As a result, a strong overall team is required to take overall victory in the Coupe, and the event has only ever been won by Great Britain (12 wins), Italy (11 wins), and France (8 wins).

Each category is raced separately on the first and second day of the regatta, allowing different Coupe de la Jeunesse event winners on each day. Many countries use this regatta as a destination for athletes who do not reach the standard required for the Junior World Championships.

Categories Raced[edit]

Events are raced in the following boats (using standard abbreviations):

  • Men: 8+, 4+, 4-, 2-, 4x, 2x, 1x
  • Women: 8+, 4-, 2-, 4x, 2x, 1x

Prior to its addition to the official programme in 2007 the women's eights event was raced as a demonstration event for two years, and is still the only event to be raced immediately before the Opening Ceremony. Crews competing in the eights consist of rowers who are also racing in other events at the Coupe de la Jeunesse.

Competing Nations[edit]

Organisation[edit]

The Coupe has a four-member Executive Committee elected by the Delegate Assembly. Four Delegates join the Coupe Executive as consultants from previous and future host countries of the event.

Currently the Executive Committee consists of:

  • Gary Harris, President (Great Britain)
  • Christian Stofer, Secretary General (Switzerland)
  • Daniël Deweert, Technical Assessor (Belgium)
  • Bas Labordus, Technical Assessor (The Netherlands)

Venues and results[edit]

Year Venue Winner
2018 Inniscarra Lake, Cork, Ireland
2017 Hazewinkel, Belgium
2016 Poznan, Poland Great Britain
2015 Szeged, Hungary Italy
2014 Libourne, France Italy
2013 Lucerne, Switzerland Great Britain
2012 Banyoles, Spain Italy
2011 Ottensheim, Linz, Austria Italy
2010 Hazewinkel, Belgium Italy
2009 Vichy, France Great Britain
2008 Inniscarra Lake, Cork, Ireland[1] Great Britain
2007 Varese, Italy (4-5 August) Italy
2006 Groningen, Netherlands (29-30 July) Great Britain
2005 Dorney Lake, Dorney, Great Britain Great Britain
2004 Ravenna, Italy Italy
2003 Hazewinkel, Belgium Great Britain
2002 Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal Italy
2001 Brive, France France
2000 Sempach, Switzerland France
1999 Inniscarra Lake, Cork, Ireland[2] Great Britain
1998 Candia, Italy Great Britain
1997 Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, Great Britain Great Britain
1996 Amsterdam, Netherlands France
1995 Bourges, France France
1994 Hazewinkel, Belgium Great Britain
1993 Vichy, France Great Britain
1992 Schiffenensee, Switzerland France
1991 Glasgow, Great Britain France
1990 Hazewinkel, Belgium Italy
1989 Candia, Italy Great Britain
1988 Mantes-la-Jolie, France France
1987 Ghent, Belgium Italy
1986 Bern, Switzerland Italy
1985 Candia, Italy France

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