We’re really happy to see that this year again, the 26th István Széchenyi Memorial Regatta and the 6th International Budapest Cup generates great interest among you. Crews are coming from 10 different countries: Hungary, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Slovenia, Austria, Serbia, Croatia, the Netherlands and Poland. Almost every Hungarian club represents itselve to contest for the Budapest Cup. Rowers from the neighbour countries are coming in large numbers in 2016 too. From the region the WRC Pirat’s, the Dunaubund Wien’s, WRC LIA’s teams on the start list but moreover the world champion Sinkovic brothers’ home club HAVK Mladost’s crew are coming back to Budapest to compete.
Rowers are coming also from farther countries as Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Great-Britain too. We’re honoured that the British Thames Rowing Club is flying to Budapest to compete. In 2015 they were 9th among 330 crews in the greatest Europian head regatta: the Head of the River Race.
The multiple Italian Olympic and world championships rated Marco Penna and his crew coming for the 5th time to Budapest! But not Penna is the only former member of the Italian Rowing squad in the Canottieri Mincio – San Cristoforo – Can. Napoli – Can. Posillipo union. Some former world champions are rowing too. They really like the Budapest Cup and they come back every year gladly.
Szabolcs Szokolics, who won in Boston the Crash-B in LTA-AK category this year is in the masters eight of the Győr’s team. Beside him 5 blind rowers from Italy are also representing the para-rowing class. Their team from SC Armida, Turin will compete among the non disabled rowers! We greatly appreciate their effort.
It is a greate pleasure that VaLyo (City and River Association) started learning rowing 3 weeks ago only to be able to race in the Budapest Cup. They’ve never rowed before, the Cup will be their first rowing competition.
To summarize this year’s entries, 2 university women, 3 senior women, 2 U17 women, 1 U19 women, 1-1 masters women category E and C eights and one masters women category D eight scull and 2 senior women quads, 3 U19 quads and one masters women category F quad are on the start list. At men 10 senior eights, 6 masters category B, 3 masters category C, 3 masters category D, 1 masters category E, 3 university men, 1 U17, 3 U19 and one amateur eight are registered. Mixed crews also participate, there are 2 MixMasters category A, 3 MixMasters category B, 1-1 MixMasters category C and E and 2 MixMasters category D eights and 2 Mix U17 quads with cox.