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The 2023 European Rowing Coastal and Beach Sprint Championships  organized by the club Aviron seynois will be held 31 August – 3 September in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, France 

Annamarie Phelps OLY
President, European Rowing


Bienvenue, welcome to La Seyne-sur-Mer ! European Rowing is thrilled to be back in France for the 2023 European Coastal and Beach Sprint Championships, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.


The event will bring the elite of coastal and beach sprint rowing to sunny south of France for sharp and thrilling racing. The fine sand and crystal clear waters of the “Les Sablettes” beach will provide the perfect venue for the best coastal rowers of the continent.


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After hosting the French national championships in 2022, La Seyne-sur-Mer is now ready to welcome the top European coastal and beach sprint athletes for four days. Tipped to be a future Olympic rowing discipline, Beach Sprints will bring the action close to spectators just off the festival atmosphere on the beach, while the Endurance format will test the rowers’ resilience, strength and ability to read the waves and currents. All the ingredients for a true adventure, on and off the water.


I would like to thank the organising committee and the large number of volunteers without whom this event would not be possible. I would also like to welcome the stars of the show, our athletes, their support staff and, of course, the fans and supporters to La Seyne-sur-Mer and its environs for a great three days of racing.


Bonne chance, and here’s to a wonderful event!

Annamarie Phelps OLY

Welcome message from the President of Aviron France
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The French Rowing Federation is proud to see the 2023 European Beach Rowing Sprint Championship being held in La Seyne-sur-Mer. We fully support the organizing committee, its president Michel Coulomb and all the volunteers in the preparation of this event which promises to be memorable !
This year 2023, one year from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, is rich in international events for French rowing.
Beach Rowing is a growing discipline that could become an Olympic discipline in Los Angeles in 2028. It offers a real spectacle to watch both on the sea and on the beach.
The know-how of the organizing committee of La Seyne-sur-Mer is well established. As proof, the French Beach Rowing Championships in 2022 organized in the Seynois basin were a total success.The organizing committee works with enthusiasm and professionalism with the support of the town hall and its mayor Nathalie Bicais as well as all the local authorities to make this European Championship a magnificent event and a wonderful rowing celebration!We look forward to seeing you in La Seyne-sur-Mer !
                                                                                                                         Christian VANDENBERGHE President of the French Rowing Federation
Welcome message form the President of the Organising Committee
1870, the squadron’s first regatta: 16 rowers and a cox in armed longboats, engaged in a competition along the shipyard’s quay in LA SEYNE SUR MER…
Along with the rowing club of Toulon, the shipyard club breaks the blue waves for friendly challenges, creating a craze for this activity, providing pleasure to the harbour’s sportsmen every Sunday...
Today, each in its own way, these two associations participate in the development of coastal rowing.
L’Aviron Seynois endorses the ambition of the CNOSF «To go from a sportsman nation to a sporting nation», developing its activities while paying attention to the needs of the territory. It contributes to the transformation of a community of interests into a community of values, rather creating bridges than barriers between performance and health.
However, aware that the perception of the usefulness of sport goes through the mediation and exposure of the champions’ performances, it proposes the organization of events with the production of images highlighting the efforts made.
After the success of the Beach Rowing Sprint National Championship in 2022, an international project was established based on partnerships with the Region SUD, the VAR Department, Toulon Provence Mediterranee Metropolis and the city of LA SEYNE SUR MER.
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As an attentive observer of the last world events, OEIRAS and SAUNDERSFOOT, the Organizing Committee representative was very pleased to receive the European Rowing pennant in San Sebastian. We bet that this second edition will contribute to the Beach Rowing development towards Los Angeles 2028.
I guarantee that the volunteers, the national technical officers and the entire organizing committee will spear no effort to provide you with a thrilling and unique experience during your stay. And for those unable to attend, live and still images commented by experts in the discipline will be produced for broadcasting on your favorite networks

President of the OC ERCCBS2023
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