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Capital Cup

An initiative to bring together rowers from the Danube region and beyond while promoting the 8+ rowing boatclass.

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4.500 meters - Head race - Budapest Cup
A unique feeling of inter-national rowing, where not only elite athletes compete

The Budapest Cup Regatta is "the" major rowing event in Budapest during the year and the only head type regatta for eights in Hungary. It is the 2nd stage of the Capital Cup Regatta series. The Budapest Cup attracted over 100 boats and more than 1000 rowers from 12 countries to the capital of Hungary since its introduction to the Count Széchenyi István Memorial Regatta in 2011.

Today the Budapest Cup Regatta is the outstanding event in the Hungarian and Central European rowing calendar with big success among top, master and junior rowing teams from all over the region. The start of the rowing course is in the small stream next to the Óbuda Island and leads the teams onto the Big Danube on the Buda side of the Margaret Island, into the well-known heart of Budapest.

Our aim is to give rowers a unique feeling of international rowing, where not only elite athletes compete. We aim to utilize all the human and asset capital of the Hungarian rowing scene and connect it with the neighboring countries rowing communities.

  • More then 50% of the 550 participants came from outside of Hungary

    % foreign participants 2015

  • 55 eights and 16 women quads competed in 2015

    % of eights from all boats

  • 12 eights took part in the Capital Cup Regatta Series

    % of teams also in the Capital Cup

  • 55% of all usable eights in the country were used - most boats twice

    % of all eight class boats in Hungary


Our team is working for you to have a great regatta experience in Budapest. Also we work with about 50 volunteers on the day of the regatta.
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Gergely ORBÁN

Project Manager
Manager of the Budapest Cup Regatta since the beginnning. Ask him regarding the regatta, safety, boat rent, how to get there and basically everything! Contact him +36304179020
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András DENK

President, Danubius NHE Public Relations
András is the president of the Danubius NHE, the host club of the event. Life long professional who is dedicated to the cause of his club. He is helping the project by managing various PR issues from sponsorships to lobbying. Contact him: +36309487233
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Ibolya Máté

Project Services
Ibolya is the responsible for making every service on the shore work for you! All facilities, services to the restaurant services is her! Contact her: +36306764794
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Accomondation services, PR, Unicef cooperation
Responsible for managing the accomondation of teams and helping with communication and sponsorships! Contact her:


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