General information in English

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 18 April2020 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 contact us via: oudeijsselrace@wsvdeank.nl