Last update: 13 March 2018

1. Participants
1.1. The regatta is open for all who would like to participate, from the age of 18.
1.2. The maximum number teams allowed to participate is 180. Teams will be accepted in order of registration.
1.3. Teams are responsible for their boat, the related equipment and belongings. The organisation is not responsible for damage done during the regatta.
1.4. Registration must be done using the website Participation is only possible after payment of the full registration fee.
1.5. The KNRB (=Royal Dutch Rowing Federation) Rules of Procedure article 52 state that a medical examination is strongly advised before participating in a rowing competition. The responsibility of verifying this lies with the rowing club of the rower. Participation is at your own risk.
1.6. Each crew must have at least one responsible individual following the crew on shore. The Organising Committee of the EY-Parthenon Ringvaart Regatta must be informed of this person’s mobile telephone number.
1.7. In case of withdrawal during the regatta, the responsible individual must communicate this to the Organising Committee. Crews remain responsible for their equipment.
1.8. Registration fee cannot be refunded. Exceptions can be made when the organising committee deems fair.
1.9. Participants are expected to know the regulations and gain up to date information via this website. The regulations stated in the “Binnenvaart Politie Reglement” (= Inland Navigation Police Regulation) must be observed in full.
2. Crew
2.1. A crew contains a maximum of nine crew members for an 8, a maximum of five crew members for a 4, a maximum of three crew members for pairs, and a maximum of three crew members for a single wherry.
2.2. It is not permitted for crew members to switch, except in a single or double wherry where the rower may be switched with the coxswain.
2.3. The coxswain is counted as a crew member for all crews.
2.4. The bow wears during the match clothes with a signaling color (eg, a fluorescent yellow shirt).
2.5. All boats will receive individual start times. The schedule will be announced under the heading schedule on the website.
2.6. The following gender categories exist;
2.6.1 Men
2.6.2 Women
2.6.3 Mixed (with at least 50% female). In the case of a lower percentage women, the crew enters the men’s category. The cox is not included in this percentage.
 2.7  Crews report at the designated starting time, the proceed with the start procedure. Being late at the start can be (€20 for skiffs, twos and fours and €50 for eights) and may lead to exclusion.
3. Regatta
3.1. The course has multiple obstacles such as low and/or narrow bridges and a lock. The widths and heights of the bridges can be obtained in the information booklet under the heading regatta on the website. Coxswains are expected to know these widths and heights and to assess whether their crew can navigate under the obstacles without ducking.
3.2. At the lock in Leidschendam, 8s are expected to moor at starboard; all other boats must moor at port side. The time will be stopped for passing the lock once the timekeeper has been passed. The boats will be lifted out of the water by volunteers of the D.S.R.V. “LAGA”
3.3. At all times the instructions of volunteers on shore apply on the mentioned rules above. The instructions of volunteers should be followed at all times.
3.4. The boats may lie in Leidschendam for a maximum of 45 minutes. After this the participants are expected to place their own boat in the water. After the 45 minutes have elapsed or when the crew continues the race whichever comes first, the time will automatically continue. The Organising Committee is not responsible for placing boats back in the water or reminding crews to continue the race. Crews are responsible for their own oars in Leidschendam.

When things get extremely crowded at Leidschendam, the organisation reserves the right to lead crews through the locks at Leidschendam. In the particular case the crews won’t have a mandatory break in Leidschendam.

4. Boat
4.1. Every crew must start in the type of boat for which they signed up.
4.2. On Tuesday May 21th 2019, between 10AM and 6PM (June 5th in case of cancelation), the boat must be dropped off at the site of A.L.S.R.V. Asopos de Vliet. Boats that are dropped off later than 6PM on May 21th 2018, will be excluded from participating, without restitution of the registration fee. If you are not able to fulfill these requirements, please contact the Organising Committee of the EY-Parthenon Ringvaart Regatta. The following additions should be noted:
4.2.1 If a boat is delivered to the start venue by rowing to it from another location, and the weather does not allows safe rowing circumstances on Tuesday June 5th, the organisation remains the right to prescribe a different moment at which the boats must be delivered over the water.

4.2.2 The organisation remains the right to replace boats on the starting venue in order to smoothen the starting procedure.

4.3. For those rowing after sunset (21.40 hours), it is mandatory to carry proper lighting on the bow and stern of the boat. Boats rowing after sunset without proper lighting will be disqualified. Possible fines are at your own risk.
4.4. The boats will be inspected before being allowed to be moved into the water on May 22th 2019. The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse boats that do not meet the requirements stated below.
4.5. The boat must meet the safety and class requirements of the KNRB (=Royal Dutch Rowing Federation).
5. Program of events
5.1. The start will take place on Wednesday May 22th 2019, starting at 6.00AM in accordance with the timetable that will be published under the heading schedule on our website.
5.2. The neigbourhood around A.L.S.R.V. Asopos de Vliet will be cordoned off for traffic in the morning. No cars will be permitted. Refusing to cooperate with the traffic controllers, can lead to disqualification of the regatta. More information about the traffic situation will be published under the heading boat transport on our website.
5.3. The finish must take place before midnight in the night of 22 to 23 of May 2019.
5.4. Crews must make sufficient room for other crews.
5.5. The organization reserves the right to exclude crews if the organizations estimates that the crew will not reach the finish in time. This is at least the case when the team does not pass the stopping point C4 (Café Dobbertje) before 6.30PM. Teams must stop the race and moor at A.L.S.R.V. Asopos de Vliet.
5.6. The jury will ensure the implementation of these regulations. Not following the regulations, or orders from the jury or organization can lead to a time penalty or to disqualification.

If the competition can not take place due to unforeseen circumstances or force majeure, this will be communicated to all participants no later than Tuesday 21 May 2019, 09:00. The event will then take place on the 5th of June 2019. If the competition can not take place on 5 June 2019 due to unforeseen circumstances or force majeure, it may become possible for the board of the D.S.R.V. “Laga” on a case-by-case basis, percentage of the registration fees refunded to the subscribing teams.

5.7.1 In case the regatta on June 5th cannot take place due to unforeseen circumstances or force majeure, the regatta will be cancelled Tuesday June 4th 09:00AM.

5.7.2 Because of the alternative date, there are no refunds when the race is cancelled on May 22th 2019.

5.8. If teams that follow the crews do not fully comply with the traffic rules and / or directions of the organization and authorities, and thus undermine the continuity of the event, the organization may decide to disqualify the participating crew and end their participation in the regatta
5.9. Though the Regulations have been translated diligently, the organization committee will not take responsibility for any discrepancies between the Dutch and the English regulations. The Dutch regulations are at all times leading.




Regulations Sprint competition

Last update: 25 February 2019

1. Participation
1.1. The general regulations which are valid for the EY-Parthenon Ringvaart Regatta, as can be found on, must be observed in full. For articles within both pieces of regulations that have similar scope, the article which is most limiting is considered to be true.
1.2. Participation is possible for contestants of the EY-Parthenon Ringvaart Regatta in crew types as shown on
1.3. Participation is possible for men’s and women’s crews.
1.4. Every crew which is eligible for participation, is automatically enrolled for the Sprint Competition once enrolled for the EY-Parthenon Ringvaart Regatta.
1.5. There will be no extra costs related to participation in the Sprint Competition.
2. Race
2.1. The organisation remains the right to cancel the Sprint Competition in its entirety.
2.2. The course of the Sprint Competition fully coincides with the last part of the course of the EY-Parthenon Ringvaart Regatta, over a distance of circa 600 meter. The start of the sprint is located behind the Abtswoudse brug, Delft (last bridge of the course of the marathon). The finish of the sprint coincides with the finish of the EY-Parthenon Ringvaart Regatta. The exact route can be found on
2.3. The buoys placed along the route are an indication for the start of the sprint.
2.4. Amongst all contestants there will be 1 winning crew: each time will be corrected with a “Golden Standard”. This Golden Standard is based on the Ringvaart Regatta records and will be corrected to boat type and male/female/mixed.
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