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Olympic Fever at the Alster Cup 2015

With E.On Hanse renaming itself, also Hamburg’s largest watersports event will be taking place under the new name. On 12-13 September 2015, HanseWerk AlsterCup will be bringing exciting challenges and great entertainment to the heart of the Hanseatic city.

The combination of the the Olympic sports of rowing and canoeing, which attracted about 70,000 guests last year will be extended by a world premiere at the canoe and a variety of high-class participants in both sports. The range of individual competitions will range from the contest of international rowing eight to the world’s first city world cup of print canoeists, first league rowing regattas and sports events for people with handicaps and amateurs. . The HanseWerk AlsterCup will be complemented by a colourful street market along the banks of the Alster Lake with unobstructed views on the competitions.

First League Finals & Corporate Challenge

On Saturday, 12 September, 9 a.m., the mass sports competitions will commence with the final race day of first league rowing. Measuring only 270 metres, the last points will be collected on the first league’s shortest race course ever for the final ranking of 2015’s Bundesliga season. The races will decided who will be named champion of the 1st Bundesliga of women as well as the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga of men. In additional, a race to the national Corporate Challenge will be held for the first time this year, with corporate teams competing in .six double gig-boat with coxswain. The Hamburg race will be part of a national series, with final taking place a weekend later in Berlin. All Hamburg companies are invited to participate

International Athletes

The highlight of the HanseWerk AlsterCup will be the race of the International rowing eight, with the world’s four best teams competing against each other. The race will be the last final test before the World Cup in France, taking place 30 August to 6 September. As defending champion, Germany’s rowing eight has already been listed for the race. The international competitions will be rounded off with the best athletes rowing in skulls.

Olympic Test

For the first time, HanseWerk AlsterCup will also be incorporating the ICF City Sprint World Cup, with the best international canoeists fighting man against man in an innovative aft course. Developed for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, the race will now be tested in an optimised form – a world premiere! - for use at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Hamburg. In addition, Canoe Polo will also be played on the Inner Alster Lake. Visitors will also be able to enjoy Para canoeists in small competitions, which will be shown that the canoe is also suitable means of sports for people with disabilities.

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