Pictures ERM 2023

The pictures from ERM 2023

Relive ERM 2023

Relive the tough yourney of the ERM 2023

Results elfstedenroeimarathon 2023 – online

The German combination team CoolRunnings2023 has won the 37th Eleven Cities Rowing Marathon. In a time of 18:12 hours the team was the first to cross the finish line in Leeuwarden on Saturday afternoon. Winner of the mixed field and also second overall was the team MARK’S ARM(Y) of the Amsterdam rowing club RIC with a time of 19:12 hours.

The winner in the Outer 6 category was the team Bad Can City of the Stuttgart-Cannstätter Ruderclub with a rowing time of 21:33 hours. Due to the exceptionally strong wind from the northeast, a total of 21 teams finished outside the set time of 24 hours and two teams in the open category did not finish within three hours of the winner in that category



Results of all 93 teams you can find hier.

Each team has his own stamping card

Each team has now his own digital stamping card. You can find it here

GPS tracker for every boat

In 2023, all boats will be fitted with a GPS tracker. The GPS tracker is on loan. This allows all boats to be followed live.

Parking car and boat(s)

Car and boat car parking have been rearranged for the upcoming elfstedenroeimarathon.

Please, take a look at the attached information page: route and parking!

Program 2023

Tips voor de tocht

Een aantal belangrijke tips en eisen die de tocht gemakkelijker en veiliger maken.

De roeiers:

  • Goede conditie, roei- en stuurtechniek
  • Veel roeikilometers gemaakt voorafgaand aan de tocht
  • Geoefend met roeien met een zwemvest en platliggen (achterover) in boot (lage bruggen)
  • Als de boot volloopt, altijd bij de boot blijven. Ga niet zwemmen maar ga met de boot naar de dichtstbijzijnde oever

De tocht:

  • Bestudeer de waterkaart, wees op de hoogte van de route die je moet roeien en sturen
  • Let op de hoogte van de bruggen. Zeer lage bruggen in Dokkum, Sneek en Parrega!
  • Bestudeer de alternatieve route (website) voor slecht weer
  • Bekijk vooraf regelmatig de website en facebookpagina voor bijzonderheden
  • Op de captainsmeeting worden de weersverwachting, beslissingen over alternatieve route en eventuele obstakels in de route gemeld.

Meer tips!

Dokkum: passing bridges

The first bridge in Dokkum (the Ee bridge) in and out going boats passing each other under the bridge. Keep as much starboard as possible!
The Ee bridge is a long, narrow and low bridge where boats can only pass each other ‘slipping’. The city outgoing boats have priority over incoming boats. If necessary the jury will stop the incoming boats in front of the bridge in case of much boats, until the passage is safe again.

Be quiet during the night

At night everyone is a sleep. Please be quiet between 12 PM and 8 AM.


Safety first: bring more than one bailer!

Crew change forbidden

NB! There is also a ban on switching for the Galama dams this year. This means that on the Oude Karre – Stavoren route, no changes are allowed. Also check the route information page for other switch bans, including in Dokkum and Arum.


Watch our rules!

Pilot KNRB inschrijfsysteem

Als elfstedenroeimarathon maken we al jaren gebruik van een in eigen beheer ontwikkeld geïntegreerd inschrijfsysteem dat toegesneden is op onze tocht, het deelnemersveld en de loting. Daarmee moet iedere ploeg zich de komende maanden hier inschrijven.

Voor het tweede jaar testen we op beperkte schaal het door de KNRB ontwikkelde inschrijfsysteem (FOYS). Hiervoor nodigen we een beperkt aantal teams uit zich dubbel in te schrijven.

Interesse? Meld je dan aan!

We zijn al langer in gesprek met de KNRB en marathoncommissie over hoe we in de toekomst FOYS kunnen gebruiken. Het systeem voorzag namelijk niet in alle, voor de ERM, gewenste functionaliteiten. De bond verwacht dat het nieuwe inschrijfsysteem daar nu wel in voorziet. De afspraak is dat komende ERM te testen met circa tien ploegen die zich daarvoor wel dubbel moeten inschrijven: dus zowel via ons systeem als dat van de KNRB.

Na afloop zullen we de ervaringen met het KNRB systeem evalueren om te ontdekken of het voldoet en volstaat. We hopen met deze test ook mogelijke aanpassingen/verbeterpunten boven tafel te krijgen. We zijn benieuwd.

Wil je (weer)meedoen aan de pilot? Laat het ons weten. Je ontvangt dan een instructie en we zullen je naderhand vragen naar je ervaringen.

Weather forecast – preparation for an alternative route

The alternative route can be declared applicable due to the weather conditions (waves, severe weather, lightning) at ​​the Slotermeer and/or Morra are such that the normal route is difficult or impossible to navigate. The race management determines whether the alternative route is declared applicable. At the captainmeeting it will be announced whether and how the alternative route will be applied.

Alternative route
Until the stamping post Woudsend the normal route; turn right and back again towards IJlst, keep port towards Nijezijl, Oosthem (turn into Bolsvaarderzeilvaart), Wijmerts, Bolsward, Workumertrekvaart, Burevaart, Diepe Dolte.
The stamping post Workum is approached from the south. After the stamping post Workum, the normal route is followed.

Access route LRV Wetterwille

Below you will find the renewed route for the boat trips during the Eleven Cities Rowing Marathon.

When you arrive from the west (Aldlansdyk)
Take the boat wagon to Peugeot garage Auto Haaima. Drive straight ahead and turn left. Then turn right (Avondsterweg). Report here to the available traffic controllers. They will take you to the area where the boats can be unloaded.

When you arrive from the north (Anne Vondelingweg)
Turn left at the traffic lights into the Planetenlaan. Then turn right at the Technische Unie. Then turn right behind the Mazzelshop and the Praxis along and turn off at the Avondsterweg. Report to the available traffic controllers here. These will take you to the area where the boats can be unloaded.

Make sure that you unload the boat quickly, so that you stop or obstruct other teams as little as possible. After unloading, continue the route to leave the empty boat wagon at the designated area behind the lucky shop. See the map and follow the instructions of the traffic controllers.

Then park your car at the Technical Union or on the lawn next to Auto Haaima.

RV Rijnmond als eerste binnen

RV Rijnmond heeft tijdens de 35e elfstedenroeimarathon, in de buitencategorie 6 (B6), de snelste tijd neergezet tijdens de prestatietocht. Ze bereikten onder ideale omstandigheden in een tijd van  20:08 uur als eerste de eindstreep in Leeuwarden. Als tweede eindigde de vijfmansformatie van Stuttgart-Cannstatter Ruderclub de finish op een kleine 7 minuten. Alle tien deelnemers aan deze speciale ‘corona-editie’ bereikten binnen de 24 uur de finish.

De uitslagen zijn hier te vinden.

Update: ERM 2021 new date (4&5 September 2021)

Dear elfstedenroeiers,

Earlier than announced, we have taken the decision – after consultation with the city council – that the ERM in May will not take place. We find this very unfortunate but unfortunately, it is inevitable.

The good news is that, as reported earlier, we will now prepare for an ERM in the first weekend of September (Saturday and Sunday). The format of the ERM will be the same: only for crews with 3-6 rowers.

In the coming weeks, we will finalize the details. As soon as we have more information we will inform you.

If you want to participate in the ERM in September, you don’t have to do anything and your registration remains valid. If you decide not to participate, please let us know.

Sportive regards from Friesland!

Update ERM2020 and the Corona Virus

Dear ERM lovers,

The Dutch government has decided to cancel all public events until the first of June. This decision has major consequences for the elfstedenroeimarathon, originally scheduled for 22 and 23 May. As a result, this event, unfortunately, won’t take place on these dates. As a committee we are going to consider this situation and we will keep you informed through the website and the socials:)

For now, take care of yourself and your loved ones!

On behalf of the ERM committee
– Anneke, Arjan, Bram, Bram, Caroline, Elke, Hielke, Joyce and Pierre (LRV Wetterwille)

Update skiff – pilot

There is interest in the skiff pilot! Here you can find the concept rules and regulations (only avaiable in Dutch right now). Interested parties will soon be invited for a teleconference

Time limit Open Category

Teams who register for the ‘Open Category’ must finish within 3 hours after the first team in this field. If not: unfortunately no Elfstedenkruisje.

We adjust the contestrules stp by step, with the aim of gettig thet fast teams to start and finish closer together. In recent years we have already made a distinction in a competitionfield and a performancefield.

Time limit
This year we are going to make another change in the ‘Open Category’. Teams who register for this category must now finish within three hours of the first team in this field. Finish you later, then you end up out of time and the rowers of your team don’t get an Efstedenkruisje!

Foto’s online!

The pictures are online and can be found here! If you have any pictures, videos or other visual material, please let us know so we can put everything together and everyone can reminisce about the beautiful pictures.

Parrega: very low bridge!

On the route Workum – Bolsward in the village Parrega is a very low bridge. Make sure you lie down in the boat!

Results elfstedenroeimarathon 2019 – online

A.G.S.R. Gyas from Groningen has won the 34th eleven cities rowing marathon. In a time of 16:52 hours, the team reached the finish line in Leeuwarden and set a track record (16:59 hour since 2012). It was a close finish, with a difference of 15 minutes the German team Cool Runnings came in second. A small difference on the 210 kilometer route. Winner of the mix field was the team of the organizing LRV Wetterwille from Leeuwarden in a time of 18:01 hour.

The results of all 107 teams are here.


Aftermovie ERM2018, met dank aan studenten Stenden Hogeschool.

elfstedenroeimarathon 2019 terugzien?

Kijk hier terug via de livepage als je team een gps-tracker van ons had.

Money price fot trackrecord

To further challenge the teams in the Open Category, and to break the track record after so many years, the team that shines the current record of 16.59 hours can look forward to € 600. The cash prize has been made proportionally available by the ERM and Roeiwerf Wiersma.

This is a doubling of the amount that was made available for the first time in 2017. Appointment is that the cash prize can rise to a maximum of 1000 euri. As mentioned, the ERM wants to strengthen the competition field in the coming years. In line with this, this year, for the first time, a time limit has been set for participation in the Open Category, which will gradually be sharpened.

Eliminate child cancer by rowing!

We ask your attention to pay attention to this message.

Last month we, as the organization of the ERM, came into contact with the wonderful initiative: KikaRow. They told us that cancer is still the most common cause of death, due to illness, amongst children. The survival rate of these children can be increased faster by concentrating care, research and education in one location. This will be realized in the Princess Maxima Centre (Utrecht)!

The goal of KikaRow is to raise €500,000! This spring they will start and row 1400km, past 60 rowing clubs, through the Netherlands: ‘Rondje NL’. The start is at Michiel de Ruyter Uithoornse Roei- en Kanovereniging (Uithoorn). In 14 weekends they will row from club to club. What makes this journey special is that the boat is also manned by former child cancer patients (Kika rowers) and/or their family, friends. Rowing clubs throughout the country will teach the Kika rowers how to row under the guidance of experienced rowers!

As the organization of the ERM, we want to commit ourselves this year to this wonderful and valuable initiative. During the ERM (May 31st & June 1st) there will be collectibles to donate so we can contribute together to this great goal!

Donate now!
Help and support this initiative so that all of us can eradicate childhood cancer!


Sebastiaan van Stam (rower by Roeivereniging de Kop from Schagen) made some beautiful pictures during the marathon at Leeuwarden (start) and in Dokkum. Watch them here and if you like a picture you can order it.

Tom Goossens made also some pictures on behalf of Touristinfo Woudsend, you can find the pictures here. You can also order them in a bigger format, so take a look.


Camping during marathon

Just like last year it isn’t possible to camp on the island opposite LRV Wetterwille. Of course there are plenty of other options in the area. Here are some tips:
(just behind LRV Wetterwille)
(about 6.5 km north of LRV Wetterwille)
(about 6 km east of LRV Wetterwille)
(about 13 km west of LRV Wetterwille)
(about 6 km of Leeuwarden)

Filmpje online

De afgelopen elfstedenroeimarathon is er een filmpje gemaakt met een sfeerimpressie van beide dagen. Benieuwd? Hier staat ie.

Foto’s online

Er zijn het afgelopen weekend veel foto’s gemaakt die we delen via deze link. Waarschijnlijk wordt de map de komende week verder aangevuld met wat we nog binnenkrijgen. Alvast met dank aan: Wim Haalboom, Willem Rinkema en Dirk Jan Scholten.

Match results elfstedenroeimarathon 2017

You can find the results of the elfstedenroeimarathon here.

After publication, the finish time of nine teams appeared to be incorrect. Two captains attended to this. Due to power outage, the electronic time observation did not work and we returned to the manually clocked finish time. This time was not yet corrected for the start time of relevant teams. That has now been done and processed in the results. It involved the teams with start number: 12, 27, 51, 52, 55, 94, 95, 101 and 102. The time correction is 3:03; 7:05; 14:40; 15:11; 25:42; 25:52; 27:27 and 27:44 minutes.


Volg de wedstrijd live

Volg en selecteer je favoriete ploeg. Waar liggen ze in het veld? Hoe hard gaat het? Moet je al wisselen. Realtime, op onze livepage!

Fotografen en filmers

De ERM is bij uitstek een roeiwedstrijd die zich leent voor mooie beelden. Dat hebben we de afgelopen jaren ook kunnen zien dankzij de bijdrage van een aantal enthousiaste fotografen en filmers onderweg.


Bij deze doen wij graag opnieuw een oproep om de tocht vast te leggen. Het liefste wat verspreid in tijd en trajecten. Meld je aan dan ontvang je van ons een korte instructie. Reiskosten worden vergoed.

Je krijgt van ons de inloggegevens om je beeldmateriaal zelf te uploaden naar de ERM website. De beste (staande) foto wordt komend jaar voor de nieuwe poster gebruikt. De beste filmpjes krijgen blijvend een plaats op het ERM-youtubekanaal.

We zien jullie reacties graag tegemoet.

Volg ons op instagram

Hoe mooi is dit?! Er staat een live-feed van instagram op onze homepage. Volg ons via /elfstedenroeien

Adresseer en upload foto’s en video’s tijdens de tocht voor een gave livefeed!

Al het moois is voor iedereen vindbaar! De beste shots maken kans om volgend jaar op onze poster te prijken of gebruikt te worden voor pr.


Follow the news around erm2017 also on facebook


Ploeg niet compleet? Of op zoek naar een incompleet team? We helpen jullie graag.

Wat was your reaction?

Below, we address only those issues where there is improvement to catch up. This is made up of ‘Location, organization and recognition “and” Safety & match’. On the Eleven rowing marathon in 2017!

Location, organization and recognition
To begin, we will renew our website; we make our website more contemporary and informative, so that rowers can quickly find what they want to know. A first version, we can now see and it is beautiful …

Regarding the location indicated, that we must do something about the signs, both for the car and boat traffic as the rowers on our premises.

For strangers is not enough clear where they must report to the secretariat. Therefore, we will next year increase the visibility of organizers and volunteers of the ERM, so visibly who can answer any questions.

Security & Contest
Allowing smooth and fast running of the boat inspection every year again discussed. We have already taken several steps, including identifiable jackets for the judges of boats.

We’re going to do this differently. The past two years we divided the boats judges on the basis of the start numbers. This meant that both the judges and the rowers to each other were looking for boat inspection. Coming ERM we enter the area where the boats are defining in equal parts and we assign the parts to the jurors. We hope to make a correct work!

Given the weather conditions, there were few problems during the ERM in 2016. Returning sticking point is the passage of the bridges at Dokkum. Next year we want to pay special attention to this.

Uitslagen en tussentijden 2016!

Benieuwd hoe jouw team het heeft gedaan?

Kijk dan hier naar de uitslagen en de tussentijden.
Snelsten per categorie:

– Open:  Aengwirden combi  17.28 uur
– Mixed: Canstatt Boosted    18.12 uur
– Dames: Ric Dames 1:       21.26 uur
– Buiten6:  NüBüKaKi (Karlsruhe)  19.06 uur
– Buiten3: Odenburger 21.30 uur
– Eco: Ossa/DDS/De Hoop 22.20 uur


Enjoy a moment of this video made by Willem Rinkema (May 2016)