What is the IWR?
The International Waterbike Regatta (IWR for short) has existed since 1980 and is considered "the largest student water sports event in Europe" [Förderacer FH Kiel] with several hundred participants. Student teams from all over Europe travel once a year to a different venue to compete in various disciplines with their self-built pedal boats. These boats are by no means comparable to the excursion boats from the quarry pond but are constructions trimmed for efficiency or fancy design. Most of the participants have a background in marine engineering or shipbuilding so the knowledge learned in the lectures flows into the construction of the boats. Disciplines include acceleration races, long-distance races, measuring bollard pull or forward-stop-backward. There are hardly any rules, the important thing is that the boats are self-built, the propulsive power comes from the legs and you have fun at the event.
A donation in kind in the value of the respective package is also possible.
* The donation sum listed does not include expenses for goodies, which you select for the Gift Bag.
** Purchase prices for cups/wristbands/shirts/bags are included in the total.
Why support us?
Due to the size and scope of the event, we rely on financial support from sponsors. Furthermore, the event offers an ideal opportunity to get in touch with your potential future employees and to use the networking opportunities. We would be very pleased if you would support us with your company to make the event 2024 in Flensburg possible.
Can I support the IWR2024 apart from a sponsorship?
For everyone who wants to support us financially or materially, we provide the possibility to donate. Donations are welcome in any amount and of course, we will be happy to provide you with a donation receipt.