42nd PIRKKA ROWING EVENT ON SATURDAY 1st August AND TRIP ROWING EVENT ON WEDNESDAY August 5th
The 42nd Pirkka Rowing Event takes place on August 1, 2020
1. ENTRY FEES
|Entry Fees||-31.1.-20||1.2.-27.7.||at starting point|
|With own boat||30 € / person||35 €||40 €|
|Single seats in church boats||45 €||50 €||– €|
|Trip rowing 5.8. with own boat||25 €||30 €||30 €|
|Trip rowing 5.8. single seats in church boats||40 €||45 €||– €|
Church boat team fee will be comprised of the number of team members, coxswain for free.
Teams with more than 10 members receive 5% group discount when paying together.
2. ENTRY FEE INCLUDES
- Sport drinks at start and finish
- Soup meal served at the finish line *
- Pirkka Rowing medals
- Finnish Championship medals for the best three
- Annual sticker
- Storage facilities at Tampereen Soutukeskus
- Showers and sauna
- Medical service*
- Transportation to the finish area for those who failed to complete the course*
- Guarded over-night boat parking (Fri-Sat)*
- Race patrol*
- Accident insurance
*Not included in Trip Rowing Event
3. ONLINE REGISTRATION VIA WEB STORE
You can sign up for all our events by using our web store. In January you can also make the entry to Tour De Pirkka. Registration via web store supports only Finnish bank accounts.
Teams should pay their entire fee at once.
Taking part via web store ends July 27th except Finnish Championship Race ends July 22nd.
4. REGISTRATION FOR SPORT TEAMS (FCS) OR CHURCH BOAT TEAM
If your sport team pays the fees at once, please let us know the list of rowers via email (toimisto(a)pirkankierros.fi) and transfer the money to bank account of Pirkan Soutu FI47 1443 3000 1140 14. To message section please mention the team name and number of rowers.
Registration to Finnish Championship races ends at July 22, 2020.
Church boat teams can also register via our web store. You can also send us the list of your team members via using this this excel sheet. It’s possible to split the entry fees between your team members. Please contact our office for more information.
5. REGISTRATION IN OUR OFFICES OR AT THE START
You can also visit our office in Hervanta (add Lindforsinkatu 5, Tampere). Opening hours can be seen below. The office will have extended opening hours near the event.
Late entries are possible in our race office at Tampereen Soutukeskus during the event weekend on Friday 6.30-8 p.m. and Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m.
6. FRINGE BENEFITS
If you’re using Liikunta-, Kulttuuri-, Virike-, Tykyseteli, Smartumsaldo, Smartum Polku, Edenred Mobiilimaksu, Tyky-Online, Eazybreak mobiiliseteli or ePassi, you can go to our web store fill out regitration ans choose “työsuhde-etu” as a payment option. After that you can make the payment with your mobile application. Find more information and instructions here (in Finnish only)
7. EVENT LOCATIONS AND PARKING
The racing centre and race office are at Tampereen Soutukeskus (Rowing Center). The address is Hataanpäänkatu 6. Parking lots at Rowing Center are available along with the near parking areas at Metso and Sarvis. Traffic warden are present to help and guide with parking and boat launching.
8. BOAT NUMBER
Our race office is open the day before the race on Friday from 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. and on Saturday (the race day) from 8 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Remember to pick up your boat number before the race. You’ll also get a route map, security instructions and the annual sticker.
- Couple rowers, the start is at 9.30 a.m.
- Bi-stroke rowers, the start is after participants form up on the starting line
- Single rowers, the start is after participants form up on the starting line
- After Finnish Championship follow Fitness series (small boats, kayaks, Airon Män)
- Church boats, the start is at 10.15 a.m.
- Second Wave, the start is at 4 p.m.
10. GPS TRACKING AND SAFETY
In Finnish Championship Series some of the boats will get GPS tracking. In Church Boat series all the boats will get GPS tracking. For more information please visit the service provider’s website.
All the boats should have at least one waterproofed packed phone and a hand bailer. Please let us know the phone number at the race office while picking up the boat number. In every boat should also have a life jackets. Life jackets are available at rowing center. We recommend to equip the boat with a red emergency flag. If help needed in a rowing boat please raise and lower slowly and repeatedly both arms outstretched to each side.
Pirkka Rowing medal can be picked up at the race office when returning the race number. The Finnish Championship ceremonies will be held after all the participants have completed the race (plus the 30 minutes protest time). All three Finnish Championship series have their own ceremony. The top three competitors receive medals.
All the participants will receive a special Pirkka Rowing medal. There are also special medals and prizes for those who have participate ten, twenty and thirty times. The winning team of men/open churchboat series receive a stipend worth of 600 euros. The second best churchboat team will be granted with a stipend worth of 400 euros. The third team will get a free participation for the next year’s Pirkka Rowing.
Women and mixed churchboat series prizes depend on the number of participants. If there are more than three teams, the winner will receive a stipend worth of 450 euros and the second team will get a free participation for the next year’s Pirkka Rowing. The third team is rewarded with a Pirkka Rowing anniversary coffee and cake. If there are only one or two teams the winner gets a free participation for the next year’s Pirkka Rowing. The fastest church boat team without a sliding seat system will also be rewarded with coffee and cake.
If you cancel your participation a week before the event your entry fee can be returned (possible fringe benefits will be reduced).
A participant cancelling the entry because of an illness, is entitled to a refund (- €8,50 office fee). A medical certificate must be provided to us within 2 weeks of the event.
It is also possible to transfer the entry fee to the next year’s event.
13. BANK OF ROWERS
Many church boat teams have open seats. You can register to our Rower bank via email. We’ll forward your name to teams who are looking for members. Please contact us also if you’re representing a church boat team and looking for members. Inquiries are also possible during the actual event day as well as in the morning of Trip Rowing Event.
14. PHOTOS OF THE PARTICIPANTS
The organiser may use photos taken along the routes during the events for different marketing purposes. If you wish that photos of you are not used, please contact our office.
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