Pirkka Rowing

The 36th Pirkka Rowing Race will be arranged on lake Pyhäjärvi in Tampere on Saturday, 26th of July 2014. The rowing route is either 35, 26 or 13 km long depending on the serie. Last year we had over 1150 participants.

Race series

1-48 Finnish Championchip race series for wooden rowing boats in middle distance (26km), series for single rowing (men and ladies), turn rowing and couple rowing

49-50 Race series for church boats (ladies / open) (35km)

Fitness series

51 Canoes (26km)

52 Fitness rowing (wooden rowing boats, 1-4 persons, 26 km)

53 Aamulehti Airon Män ("Fishing boats", 1 person, 13 km)

54 Second Wawe for church boats (35km)

55 Trip Rowing on August 4th (all routes depending on the used boat)

Airon Män

Pirkan Soutu and newspaper Aamulehti arrange for the first time in history a race for the gottage boats (or fishing boats). Airon Män needs not only good condition, but also attitude. If you dare to face the wawes of Pyhäjärvi alone with not so fine boat, you surely are an Airon Män.. After the race one of the competitors will be rewarded as "The Airon Män of the year". Airon Män is ment not only for men; ladies with the right attitude are warmly welcomed!

Second Wawe for church boats - single seats in authentic church boats

Would´nt it be nice to be able to row with the traditionall finnish church boat.. Most of us have no opportunity to find a team or the boat to make this kind of dream come true. Now it is possible. We have great boats with moving seats and professional steermen waiting for you. Teams will be compiled from single participants and the route is 35 km long. 

Entry fees

FCH-series until June 30th 27 EUR
until July 16th 32 EUR
Fitness series until June 30th 27 EUR

until July 22nd

32 EUR
at the start 35 EUR
Church boats / team until July 22nd 350 EUR
at the start 400 EUR
Second Wawe / person until July 22nd 45 EUR

Entry fee includes

  • sport drinks at the start / finish
  • showers and sauna
  • storage facilities
  • accident insurance
  • medal and annual sticker
  • medical service
  • possible lottery prizes
  • race patrol
  • guarded over-night boat parking (Fri-Sat)


FCS-series (1-48) and Fitness series (51-52) 26km, start 10AM, after these Airon Män 13km

Church boats, (49-50) 35 km, start 10.45AM

Second Wawe of church boats 35 km, start 4PM

Route map


Registration to Pirkka Rowing is available at our website under the “Ilmoittautuminen”-title. With the registration you´ll be given a reference number (five numbers). With this reference number you can pay the entry fee in Finland. Entry fees should be payed at the same time with registration.  Registration via internet ends July 22nd.
account in Finland: NORDEA FI47 1443 3000 1140 14  

People abroad can also register via email toimisto(at)pirkankierros.fi. You can pay the entry fee beforehand to our bank account or pay in cash later at the starting place in our Race Office. In the latter case, the date of registration determines what your participation fee is. So, early registration saves money. If you wish to pay beforehand, here is the information of our bank account:

name: Pirkan Soutu
address: Lindforsinkatu 5, FI-33720 TAMPERE
IBAN: FI 47 1443 3000 1140 14
BIC: NDEAFIHH, Nordea Bank plc, Helsinki, Finland

Race office at Rowing Center

Pirkka Rowing takes place in Tampereen Soutukeskus (Rowing Center). Address is Hatanpäänkatu 6, Tampere. Our race office is opened on Friday 27th 6.30PM - 8PM and on Saturday 28th from 8AM. Registration ends 30 minutes prior the race. Remember to pick up your boat number before the race.

For more information please contact our office:

Pirkan Soutu / Pirkan Kierros

add. Lindforsinkatu 5, FI-33720 Tampere

tel +358 50 4085111

email toimisto(at)pirkankierros.fi

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