The Board of Karelia Rowing Tour Association has decided unanimously to cancel Karelia Rowing Tour 2020 due to coronapandemic (COVID-19). Prediction of Finnish authorities at this moment is that the peak of coronapandemia in Finland will be dated in the middle of June and it won´t be over in the end of July.
The decision is sad, but we would like to quarantee for our part that situation would be normalized soon.
Karelia Rowing Tour eill be organised next time 26.-30.7.2021 (small boats 26.-30.7.2021 and church boats 27.-30.7.2021). We hope to see all the friends of rowing participating in Karelia Rowing Tour after one year break.
This summer really was favourable for Karelia rowers and paddlers. Weather was sunny and warm – the best week during this summer! Karelia Rowing Tour collected an international group of rowers from 13 countries.
World Rowing Tour 2019 was held together with Karelia Rowing Tour and it alone invited 39 rowers from four continents. In addition to the WRT Team Rotterdam came with 14 rowers, and Ruderclub am Wannsee Berlin for second time with 22 rowers. We had participants from Australia, USA, Canada, Zimbabwe, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom and Russia. Many thanks for all the participants, it was a great delight to see all of you in Karelia!
Karelia-Soutu (Karelia Rowing Tour) is the biggest long-distance rowing event in Finland. It has been held annually 35 times, each year attracting over 500 participants. The course lies through the heart of the North Karelian Lakeland.