This year's World Rowing Championships highlighted new faces, fast rowing and an impressive new North American regatta venue: Nathan Benderson Park (Sarasota, Florida). We're honored to have crossed the finish line in the hands of the world's best: 90% of all medalists rowed with Concept2.
Concept2 CTS and HUDSON are teaming up once again to bring together the best of the best—the top scullers in the world competing together in a sweep “Great Eight” at the Head Of The Charles® Regatta. These composite crews look to compete against the fastest national, collegiate and club teams in the Women’s and Men’s Championship Eight events.
For the 6th annual Great Eights, we're excited to introduce the next generation. This year marks the beginning of a new Olympic quadrennial, with fresh faces heading to Boston after World Championship competition.
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Concept2 CTS will be on site at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, September 23–October 1. The Concept2 CTS trailer will be located in the athlete area where the CTS regatta service team will be available to competitors who need oar repairs and service. There will also be a CTS booth in the spectator area, where people will be able to try out the new BikeErg, as well as Concept2 indoor rowers and SkiErg, when not watching the competition.
The World Championships is exciting—it’s Olympic-caliber racing in non-Olympic years. This is the first time in 23 years that the World Championships will be held in the USA! Come join us! These are some of the athletes and events we’ll be watching. (World Rowing provides a helpful explanation of boat classes.): Continue Reading ›
It’s affectionately known as “Rowing Christmas”—the Head Of The Charles® Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts—and Concept2 CTS was there getting right into the fun and organized chaos of the ultimate 2-day rowing event. Seventeen thousand athletes of all ages and experience levels, from all around the world, raced in the regatta over the course of two days. It’s an event where a high school novice rower can rub elbows, literally, with an Olympic gold medalist. This year, there were seventy 2016 Rio Olympians on hand, many rowing in “Great Eights” sponsored by Concept2 CTS and HUDSON.
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Even more noteworthy than the fact that C2 is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is the fact that this year marks the 40th anniversary of women rowing in the Olympics! The Montreal Olympics in 1976 were the first Olympics to include women in rowing—76 years after men began rowing in the Olympics of 1900. Continue Reading ›
Concept2 has staff on the ground at the Rio Olympic Regatta, which starts on Saturday! Our staff is on site for any competitor’s needs, whether it is a last-minute tune up on their equipment or for unexpected problems, like oar damage from a collision.
The countdown to the Olympic Opening Ceremony is underway (as of today, 60 days and counting!) and athletes’ tickets are being stamped for Rio. For rowers, the qualification process involves many steps including qualifying both the boat class and the athletes. Continue Reading ›