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On 13 November 2021, the 11th edition of the Mirabaud BaselHead Regatta will take place on the Rhine in the middle of Basel.

100 crews from about ten countries chase each other over a 6.4 kilometer course through the middle of Basel. Beside the Mirabaud Classic the 350 meter Sprint des Rois will be an attraction. Thousands of fans cheer them on, and there are attractive cash prizes to be won.

The long-distance Mirabaud Classic starts and finishes near the “Mittlere Brücke” bridge. It’s a demanding course both for athletes and coxes, and an excellent advertisement for the sport of rowing. For spectators, there’s excitement all the way.

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Races

VIIIs can now enter the Mirabaud BaselHead in two competitions. As well as the Mirabaud Classic long-distance chase, the “Three King’s” sprint over 350 meters will be part of the program.

The 6.4 km course goes upstream under three bridges in central Basel, turns a full 180°, and returns downstream. Athletes and coxes need to adapt constantly to new situations. Another highlight is the “Three King’s” Sprint over 350 meters, which is carried out before the long distance race on the same day.

Crews start at short intervals. GPS transmitters in every boat enable tracking from start to finish. The top three crews in each category receive attractive cash prizes.

Categories and disciplines

MenWomen
EliteU19Masters
Mirabaud Classic 6.4 kmThree Kings’ Sprint 350m

Cash prizes (CHF)

PlaceEliteU19Masters
1.50002500500
2.1250625125
3.50025050

In addition: In addition to the prize money, all participants will receive a finisher gadget. In addition to the main categories, additional ranking lists for club boats, as well as national crews, are created. Further, the best club in the tri-national region of Basel will be awarded.

Eight key points for Eights

  • Long-distance entries are limited to 100 crews
  • Registration will be opened on 1st July 2021
  • Entries are opened until October 22, 2021
  • Entries will be accepted in their order of receipt
  • All coxes must be seated astern (no “front-loaders”)
  • Starting order and intervals will be decided after entries close
  • The course is extremely demanding. Only experienced coxes are permitted. Video Coxing-Rules
  • An attractive choice of catering is available near the start

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Event

The Mirabaud BaselHead presents top-class racing in rowing’s premier boat class, a very special atmosphere in a city full of sporting enthusiasts, and wide choice of catering.

Basel is also a city of art, culture and historic buildings. And with the Start and Finish in a small area in the middle of town, spectators are close to the athletes and close to the action.

Getting there

Basel is right on the Swiss border to France and Germany. There is easy access from every direction by road, rail and air.

Arriving by plane

Our nearest airports are Basel/Mulhouse (BSL) and Zürich (ZRH)

Arriving by train

The city has two main stations. Basel SBB / CFF is a combined Swiss and French SNCF station., Basel Badischer Bahnhof is for trains from Germany.

Arriving by road

Athletes, coaches and spectators coming by car will find a choice of multistory parking in the city centre.

Local public transport

The regatta Start & Finish are conveniently located for major Basel tram and bus lines

Accommodation

Basel and the surrounding tri-national area offer a wide range of accommodation. Our official hotel partners are the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois the Hotel Basel and the Hotel Stücki Basel. Otherwise we can highly recommend the Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel. For more offers please contact the staff at Basel Tourismus they will be happy to help with other suggestions.

Programme

Saturday November 13

10:00 am Voluntary Training

The Regatta course is open for free training from 10.00 a.m until 12.00 a.m.

10:30 am Sprint des Rois over 350 m – Start at "Mittlere Brücke"

The eights race 350 meters downstream against the clock. The start is located upstream of the "Mittlere Brücke". Boats race one at a time, and there is just one ranking each for men’s and women’s crews.

11:30 am Catering opens

From 11 onwards, athletes and spectators can choose from a range of food and beverages near the Start & Finish area. Sponsor and merchandising stands are also open, and the commentary team will be in action.

12:00 am End of voluntary training

1 pm Crew boating

The pontoons open an hour before the race. Crews boat and line up in order of their starting number. The countdown begins.

2 pm Mirabaud Classic over 6.4 km

The fastest crew from the previous year leads the field up the 6.4 km course. For all the VIIIs behind them, the chase is on!

2:20 pm Finish of the first crews

3:30 pm Finish of the last crews

4:30 pm Victory ceremony on the BaselHead stage

Straight after the finish, prizes are waiting for the fastest crews. The top three in each of our six categories win cash and glory.

5:30 pm WinnerDinner

Athletes enjoy a pasta buffet at the «Volkshaus», just round the corner.

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Our thanks go to the above-named companies and organisations for their loyalty and support as well as the company Putztüüfeli GmbH which is responsible for the cleanliness of our cloakrooms. Would you like to get on board? The Mirabaud BaselHead is grateful for all forms of assistance, and would be delighted to welcome you as a sponsor or patron.

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Volunteers

BaselHead is run entirely by volunteers. Over 100 helpers team up to make the event possible, year after year.

Contact

Co-Presidents

  • Matthias Schmitz
  • +41 78 815 95 55

Co-Presidents

  • Charlotte Sprüngli-Christensen
  • +41 76 819 22 61

Race Officials

  • Lucas Tramèr
  • raceoffice@baselhead.org
  • E-Mail

Volunteering

  • Kerstin Robisch
  • +49 170 558 5057
  • E-Mail

Infrastructure

  • Jan Olaf
  • +49 175 911 76 20
  • E-Mail

Public-Affairs

Finanzen

  • Martin Steiger
  • 079 415 90 44
  • E-Mail

Security

The Mirabaud BaselHead is hosted by the Basel Trinational Regatta Association, TRB. Its founding members are five local rowing clubs:

Media

Journalists at BaselHead have access to a reserved spectator section near the Start & Finish. Please direct requests for interviews and photos to the Organizing Committee: media@baselhead.org.