The International Vechtrace is a 5-mile race for skiff, (mix-) doubles and coxed fours and coxed C-fours. International because of the participants field and the course: The start is in Germany, the finish in the Netherlands. The meandering river Vecht gives the race an extraordinary character. The race is also renowned for its pleasant atmosphere, good catering and atmospheric accommodation at the Salland rowing club. The regatta is co-organized by Bootsclub Nordhorn from Germany.

Slight change in race course due to a new bend in the Vecht

On the Dutch side of the border a bend has been added to the Vecht. This diversion was needed to ensure a better water drainage during periods of excessive rainfall. The Start and the Finish of the Vechtrace have not changed.

On the map of the race course the old trajectory is yellow. Until Google has included the  diversion of the Vecht in its maps, it will appear that part of the Vechtrace will take place overland.

TrueSport at Vechtrace

Are you prepared for the cold winter season? As in previous years, TrueSport will be represented at the Vechtrace with a variety of high-quality clothing such as tights, unisuits and thermoshirts. TrueSport also sells a wide range of high-visibility rowing outfits.

Registration opened

The registration for the 26th International Vechtrace on September 30 2017 has been opened


Foreign participants can register by mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following information must be given for each start number:

- boat type and race category

- name, date of birth and sex of all rowers and cox

- for each participant the name and location of their own rowing club.


Members of KNRB (NL) : Klik hier

Please join us for dinner!

Please join us for dinner!

Please join us, after the Vechtrace, for a drink and a meal at the cosy Club-house of R.C. Salland. Casa Delicias,  will prepare a delicious Mediterranean buffet. Immediately after the Awarding of Prizes Ceremony the food will be available, approximately at 17:15. For the price of 15.00 Euro, you can enjoy this buffet together with a drink and conclude the meal with homemade ice-cream. You can register by sending an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  before the 23h of September 2017.


Time Schedule 2017


Registration  : 08:30 - 10:00 
Briefing coxes : 09.45 
Departure to start : 10:00 
Start race : 11:30


Registration : 12.00 - 13.00
Briefing coxes : 12.45 
Departure to start : 13:00 
Start race : 14:30



Sections and Fields

Section 1 Section 2
MM 2x MM 1x
MM 4* MW 2x
MW 1x MW 4*
M 2x M 1x
MM C4* W 2x
W 1x MW C4*
JM18 1x JM18 2x
JW18 2x JM18 4*
JW18 4* JW18 1x
JM16 1x JM16 2x
JW16 2x JM16 4*
JW16 4* JW16 1x
Mix 2x Mix 4*
  ** Limited tryout; only fields of Section 1

Flyers Vechtrace are available


The flyers are available, in 3 languages. Send them to your rowing members and friends. Download here.






26 Sep 2017;
07:00PM -
Registration closed
27 Sep 2017;
11:00PM -
Start order known
30 Sep 2017;
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Vechtrace 2017
30 Sep 2017;
05:30PM -
Dinner after the race
06 Oct 2018;
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Vechtrace 2018

















Contact and Travel directions

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7783 DB Gramsbergen
Tel: 0524-561115


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