Jacques Decriem, Président de Gravelines US Aviron (GUSA)

Gravelines Rowing Club has been appointed by the French National Rowing Federation to support and organize the European Rowing Junior Championships in May 2018.

Gravelines is building on the success of previous organizations: the French School and University Rowing Championships in 2013, the World University Rowing Championships in 2014 and the French National Championships in 2016. In this successful context, the “tricolore” Federation presented the French bid of Gravelines in Brandenburg in May 2016 to organize this beautiful event.


It is therefore with some emotion that the organizing committee received this motivating challenge to allow the 550 athletes with their staff to leave the championships after expressing their talent at the highest level.

Without doubt, the 120 volunteers will be committed to show their great competence and know-how dear to the “ch’tis” and giving a positive image of the Region.

Many thanks to all our partners which are the Region Hauts-de-France, the Nord Department, the Urban Community of Dunkirk, the City of Gravelines and Le PAarc des Rives de l’Aa as well as our private partners, EDF, Eiffage and all the local suppliers and producers for their support and loyalty.


Good luck in the championship!


For the Organizing committee


President of the Nord Pas de Calais Rowing Committee

Founder and President of Gravelines Rowing Club




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