World’s top rowers take up Challenge Prince Albert II in Monaco

More than 300 rowers from nine nations will compete in Monegasque waters for the 14th Challenge Prince Albert II on Saturday, February 17, and Sunday, February 18, all hoping to win one of the top spots.

The presence of many of the world’s top rowers proves that the Challenge Prince Albert II is one of the largest sea-rowing events after the World Championships

The organising team reports that nearly 100 volunteers will ensure the smooth running of the event this coming weekend. The course in front of the main breakwater and off the Oceanographic Museum will present more difficult conditions than usual for the participants and with many surprises in store for the two rounds over 3,000 metres on Sunday.

Monaco’s rowers are registered in eight of the nine races and silver medallists in the 2017 World Championship Doubles category, Mathieu Montfort and Quentin Antognelli, looking for a win at home.

France will also compete representing the École Polytechnique, HEC Paris, the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris, and the École des Sciences Politiques in Menton.

The 6,000m race will take place Saturday from 10 am to 4:40 pm and the 3,000m distance Sunday from 9 am to 11:30 am.


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