The 4th Danube Regatta – Budapest – 2016.


This year’s Riverside Festival ready to provide you with pure sporting pleasure organised by  József Antall – knowledge Center – Budapest.

Saturday, 11 a.m.  – May, 7. 2016. -Budapest

The Rotaract clubs of Budapest are organizing also a Rotaract Streetball + Teqball Festival on the day of the Danube Regatta  Riverside Festival.

The Danube Regatta opening ceremony starting at 3.15 p.m. when by  universities cheerleader spectacular duel will take place!

Rowing in Budapest again for the 4th time … cheering is open for everyone who comes along and watch the year’s biggest inter-university’s  sport and culture best on and on the boardwalk of the River Danube – Budapest. Going to be a day of gathering, enjoying the sights-and-sounds floating on the water as the springs sunshine will surely fill the day with much joy and entertainment.

The rowing and dragon boat race will take place on stretch of the Danube in Budapest. The race start from the Parliament passing the Chain Bridge and ends at the Quay  – Budapest University of Technology. The observers may watch the participating universities rowers, by rowing eights made up of professionals. The dragon boats will feature students forged into teams during practice sessions leading up to the big race.

From Hungary 15 universities will paddle against each other in the dragon boat race, while the rowing eight competition will feature 6 Hungarian teams, aswell as the rowers from the Oxford and Cambridge universities. As in the previous years will fulfill a day of excitements and cheering will break the silence of the River Danube floating onwards.

Participating Universities: Andrássy Gyula German Speaking University – Budapest, Budapest Business School, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Central European University, Corvinus University of Budapest, Eötvös Loránd University, National University of Public Service, Óbuda University, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Semmelweis University, Széchenyi István University, University of Cambridge, University of Debrecen, University of Oxford, University of Pécs, University of Physical Education, and University of Szeged.

Timetable to the races:

4.25 p.m. – I. Regatta rowing race
5.20 p.m. – II.Regatta rowing race
5.50 p.m. – Dragon Boat-final
6.15 p.m. – Rowing Final
7.15 p.m. – Announcement of the results.

The “Capital Cup” competition teams will be ranked according their results in  three out four events. … Capital Cup … there are various projects aiming to join central and eastern European countries, especially those in the Danube region, in trade and culture, also sporting events are yet to become in common. In 2015 the three capitals Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna joined in a newly initiated Eights’ Cup. The Capital Cup promotes networking among rowers from the participating nations. The concept of bringing these three neighbouring countries closer together with a series of races seems very appealing, and with this cup,  there is high hope as to establish a new tradition.

In additional to the Riverside Festival, the newest hungarian invention, the game called teqball will be on the platform. Basically you will be able to play table tennis, just not with a table tennis racket and ball, but using your legs and a football. To enter the teqball game the fee is 2500HUF. Teams can be formed by two people. With the help of the entry fees paid by the participating teams and our sponsors generous contributions, the organizers wish  to support the Debrecen-Nagycsere-Halápi Reformed Mission Church. This community provides family and child protection, family daycare, help around the house, and services taking care in the farms and villages areas.

Bring your buddies along and play Streetball + Teqball for a good cause!

After the Riverside Race need not have to rush away from the venue, because then the party on the Boardwalk will begin with games and performance by the winners of the 2016 Sound of the University battle of the bands, and  DJs entertain the visitors on two stages late night until the festival ends.

Update by Aggie Reiter

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