All you need to know about the Glasgow 2018 European Rowing Championships
The European Rowing Championships take place at Strathclyde Country Park between 2-5 August
What are the Glasgow 2018 European Championships?
Seven sports are coming together to host their European Championships between 2-12 August. Six sports – Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon – will take place in Glasgow, with the European Athletics Championships hosted in Berlin.
The rowing will take place at Strathclyde Country Park, around 10 miles from the centre of Glasgow. It is the first time that GB’s senior rowers have competed on home water since the World Cup regatta at Eton Dorney in 2013.
Rowing will get the Championships underway on Thursday, 2 August – the start of four days of racing on the water.
When will they be racing?
The European Rowing Championships take place between Thursday, 2 August and Sunday, 5 August.
All of the heats will take place on a busy first day of racing, with semi-finals and repechages on Friday. The first of the Championships’ finals come on Saturday along with some more semi-final action, with the remaining finals on the Sunday.
Click here for the full racing schedule.
How can I watch the racing?
The BBC will be providing extensive coverage of the European Championships, with around 12 hours of sport across BBC1 and BBC2 each day, as well as on the Red Button and BBC Sport website. Glasgow 2018 will also be broadcast on Eurosport.
Live rowing will be broadcast on the BBC on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
British Rowing will provide text updates on Twitter throughout the Championships, with behind-the-scenes content on Instagram and Facebook.
World Rowing will also show every race on its live tracker on www.worldrowing.org.
Who is in the Great Britain team?
The men’s quadruple sculls go into the European Championships on the back of an impressive World Cup gold medal in Lucerne. John Collins, Jonny Walton, Graeme Thomas and Tom Barras staged a stunning second half come back of their final in Switzerland to take their second World Cup gold of the year to go with their Henley Royal Regatta title.
Rowan McKellar and Hattie Taylor won bronze in Linz to win their first senior medals. They will race again in the women’s pair in Glasgow. Jack Beaumont will race the men’s double sculls with Harry Leask after illness forced Angus Groom out of the competition.
The men’s and women’s eights remain unchanged from the crews that raced at Henley Royal Regatta. Olympic champions Will Satch, Tom Ransley and Moe Sbihi spearhead the men’s crew, while in the women’s eight, Olympic silver medallist Karen Bennett, who learned to row in Glasgow with Clydesdale ARC, forms part of a strong crew.
Click here to read the full squad.
Who else will be there?
Nearly 500 rowers from 32 countries will descend on Glasgow to race for European titles.
Some of the best racing should come in the men’s and women’s single sculls. Damir Martin will face off with Olympic bronze medallist in the double sculls Kjetil Borch, with Switzerland’s World Cup medallist Roman Roeoesli also attending.
On the women’s side, Swiss sculler Jeannine Gmelin will look to add a European gold to her World Championships title. Her main competition should come from Austria’s 2016 European champion Magdalena Lobnig.
Germany’s men’s eight will once again go head-to-head with Great Britain having won two World Cup golds this season.
And many eyes will be on Dutch the lightweight women’s double pairing of Ilse Paulis and Marieke Keijser.