Sunday, May 05, 2013
ROWING - GREATEST DISTANCE ON FLAT WATER IN 24 HOURS
Current record is 263 km in 24 hours set in 2003. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1/rowing-(team-men)-distance-in-24-hours
Die Siegermannschaft mit Matthias Auer (Karlsruher RV Wiking), Christian Klandt (Bonner RV) und Olaf Behrend (RTHC Bayer Leverkusen) auf ihrem Weg zum Rekord (263km).
DEFINITION OF RECORD
This record is for the greatest distance rowed within 24 hours.
This is to be attempted by a team of up to six people.
This record is measured in kilometres to the nearest 0.001 km, with the equivalent imperial
measurement also given in miles.
GUIDELINES FOR ‘ROWING – GREATEST DISTANCE ON FLAT WATER IN 24
1. The team may be made up of no less than two and no more than six people. It
is up to the team to decide the rowing combinations i.e. all six may row at once
or be split into relay shifts.
2. The same boat must be used for the entire event.
3. The record attempt must take place on a pre-measured circuit on a body of
open water (a large lake or the ocean). The circuit must be marked out with
buoys and the boat should stay on the outside of the buoys at all times.
4. If the record attempt takes place on a river, at least 50% of the paddling should
be against the flow of the river (thus, for example, if 100 km are covered during
the course of the event, at least 50 km must be upstream). It is recommended
that the boat is paddled back and forth along a length of river no more than 5
km in length.
5. Distances are calculated by multiplying the number of laps by the circuit length.
6. The circuit must be professionally measured and the method and person
responsible for this must be made clear in the claim.
7. Paddling must resume at the same place it ended after breaks.
GENERAL ‘MOST…IN 24 HOURS’ GUIDELINES
§ The name of the organisation, company or person(s) making the attempt must
be given, along with the date and place.
§ The event must take place in a public place or in a venue open to public
§ No person under the age of 16 may attempt this record. Persons aged between
16 and 18 must be in possession of a document signed by their parent or legal
guardian, giving them permission to compete. This must be added to the log
book and witnessed before the attempt has started.
§ The event is continuous. The clock does not stop. 24 hours means a complete
24-hour cycle including rest breaks. For example, if the event starts at 12 noon
on Monday, it must finish at 12 noon on Tuesday.
§ The participant may take as many breaks as he/she wishes, but the clock must
not stop at any time for any reason. The point where the journey breaks must
be marked and the participant must restart from that point.
§ A loud start and finish signal recognized by all participants must be used.Guinness World Records
Most in 24 hours template
19 August 2009
§ Two experienced timekeepers (e.g. from a local athletics club) must time the
attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
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