The jubilee 100th Prague Mayors Eights sponsored by ČSOB Pojišťovna: from 7 to 9 June 2013

November 30, 2012


It is for the hundredth time that men’s eights will set off on the Vltava River towards the Vyšehrad curve, pass under the Railway Bridge and reach the finish line in front of the Palacký Square. Friday 7th June 2013. Retain this date in your memory because the first participants of the jubilee 100th Prague Mayors Eights sponsored by ČSOB Pojišťovna will hit the water exactly on this day. Races are on the programme for the whole weekend from 7th to 9th June.

What began as early as the time of Austria-Hungary has continued up to the present day. This year, the race will write another chapter of its remarkable series continuing for more than a hundred years. The Vltava embankments will come alive with the three-day festival of the Czech rowing. A wide range of side events and a starting list full of stars guarantee an electrifying atmosphere. The kind of atmosphere the 100th edition of the best known Czech rowing race deserves.

Traditionally, the racers will set off at Veslařský ostrov (the Rowing Island) and after a few hundred metres long straight section, they will be passing through the Vyšehrad curve. There is nothing more original about the Prague Mayors Eights than this curve below the Vyšehrad Rock. This part of the course usually determines the outcome of the race. This is partly why it is an experienced Dukla Praha crew that has dominated the men’s eight event for many years. The crew members are perfectly able to recognize the right time to start turning to the straight leading to the Jirásek Bridge.

Dukla will also be among the participants in the 100th edition on Sunday 9 June. But it will face a very strong competition at the start. Like each of the previous races all through history, this one will again be run under the auspices of the Mayor of the City of Prague and the teams will race for the Mayor’s Shield challenge trophy. And there will be many more events: University, Women’s and Masters Eights, the Rössler-Ořovský Spring Sculls and sculling races.

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Main partners

  • ČEZ
  • Česká pošta
  • PVK

Marketing partner

  • RAUL!

Financial suppor

  • Hl. m. Praha

General media partner

  • ČT

Major media partners

  • ČRO Radiožurnál
  • Radio Wave

Tech partner

  • CGI


  • Veolia
  • Pilsner Urquell
  • Povodí Vltavy
  • Nature Valley
  • Tonak
  • Cicala
  • VOZP
  • Saunia
  • Pražské benátky

Institutional partners

  • Městská část Praha 5
  • Městská část Praha 2
  • Městská část Praha 4

Media partners

  • Vševltavský spolek
  • Mediatenor


  • Český veslařský svaz
  • Český veslařský klub Praha
  • VK Slavia
  • VK Bohemians
  • VK Smíchov
  • VK Blesk


  • TKF
  • Johnny Servis
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