The International Vechtrace is a 5-kilometer head race for single sculls, (mixed)doubles and coxed (coastal)fours (sweep and quad). International because of the participants and the race-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-organised by Bootsclub Nordhorn from Germany.

Results 2018, movie and pictures

We look forward to welcoming you next year on 5 October!

Friends of the Vechtrace 2018

Marjolein Rekers, daughter of one of the founders of the Vechtrace made the design for the original Vechtrace Medal.  On this medal Frans Göbel, twice world champion in the skiff and nicknamed the Emperor of the Amstel, is depicted.  A limited number of this medal was produced. And now the stock is nearly depleted. 

In 2017 the Vechtrace Committee has decided to award this medal only to persons who have distinguished themselves during the organisation of the Vechtrace and to rowers who have participated in the Vechtrace for many years.


In 2018 the medal was awarded to:

Geertje Klok from RC de Hunze. She participated 10 times in the period 2003 till the present.

Bram Bollaert from RC de Zwolsche. He participated 15 times in the period 1994 till the present.

René Maarleveld from RC Amycus. He participated 15 times in the periode 1996 till the present.

Jan Bas van Noord from RC Aengwirden. He participated 15 times in the period 2003 till the present

Piet Toering. For many years Piet has been a very enthusiastic co-organiser of the Vechtrace. As treasurer he has maintained contact with major sponsors like Euregio. He ensures the smoot running of the registration desk. On the day before the Vechtrace he helps to clear the Vecht of all floating debris and to remove dangerous branches. Because of him the safety of the  Vechtrace is guaranteed.


N34 closed between Hardenberg and Coevorden

Uptill 16 October the N34 between Hardenberg and Coevorden is closed.


 From Hardenberg-Oost (turnoff Ziekenhuis) follow the signs with G. After a few turns the normal road signs will guide you to Gramsbergen


 From Coevorden (viaduct Lutterhoofdwijk) follow the signs with Z. You will pass De Krim and Slagharen after which the normal road signs will guide you to Gramsbergen.

Permission for the use of pictures and video shots

On the 6th of October 2018, during the Vechtrace, pictures will be taken and video’s will be made to be published on the official website of the Vechtrace and of RC Salland.

If you donot want your picture to be used for this purpose, please fill in the form available at the registration desk.

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.
New: Smart Bag and Ultra Band:
To be seen, or not to be seen – that is the question, right? Well, in either event, the Pink Camolac Ultra Band doesn’t answer it. It’s pink. It’s


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Contact and Travel directions

Mail address and Boathouse:
Kanaaldijk West 2A
7783 DB Gramsbergen
Tel: 0524-561115

Travel directions

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