General information

Oude IJssel Race Cancelled!

Unfortunately we have to inform you about the cancellation of the Oude IJssel Race 2020.
Due to the current Corona situation in the world, we are forced to cancel this years edition and we hope to be able to meet you next year at wsv De Ank in Doetinchem for the Oude IJssel Race 2021.


General information for our international competitors.

The Oude IJssel Race is being held for the sixth time in 2020. Are you fit and healthy and want to participate in a ‘new’ race on a ‘new’ stretch of water. Then sign up now, hook up the boat trailer and join us on Saturday 18 April 2020 for the Oude IJssel Race!

The Oude IJssel Race is for skiffs and doubles (2x/2-) only.

The Oude IJssel forms a natural border between the regions, the Liemers and the Achterhoek. It is a fairly wide river that winds its way through the landscape; its gentle banks and sheltered location ensure that wind and waves are hardly ever a hindrance. The Oude IJssel has very little shipping traffic and even this comes to a halt during the race. The race starts in Doesburg near the lock. The finish is 12 km upriver in Doetinchem. Along the way you pass several bridges, a windmill and, for example, the castle at Laag Keppel.

There’s a prize for the fastest rower in each category. In addition there are special prizes for the fastest rowers after corrections per category (for example, ladies skiff or mens 2) and the fastest after corrections overall. To reach the final result we use correction factors for age and boat type. Click further for the current race records.

The Oude IJssel Race is organised by the rowing division of watersport club De Ank of Doetinchem together with Daventria of Deventer.

For more information or signing up, please contact us: