About IWR

The International Waterbike Regatta (IWR) gathers students of naval architecture from all over Europe. It is a competition to compare the new and experienced boats of the participating teams to each other, in disciplines like short and long distances, acceleration, slalom and bollard pull.The IWR was held the first time in Hanover (Germany) in 1980. The event was created to motivate students to apply their theoretical knowledge into practice in a sportive manner. Another purpose was the technical exchange among students and the possibility to create lasting contacts for future collaborations. In 2019, the 40th IWR will take place in Ratzeburg near Hamburg – organized by the Hamburg HF Latte team. In the previous 40 years, the IWR took place in many european countries like Germany, Poland, Turkey, Croatia, France, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden and Norway. The event is attended by about 350 students each year and provides a basis to discuss technical problems and their solutions, getting in touch with students overseas and to have a lot of fun racing the boats. The competition between the different universities lead to high-tech waterbikes, lightweight constructions made of CFK, reaching speeds of more than ten knots.

40th IWR in Ratzeburg/Hamburg:

22.05.19 to 26.05.19 at Küchensee, Ratzeburg


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See also the websites of former IWR’s (click on the year)

2019 Ratzeburg/Hamburg Germany
2018 Zagreb Croatia
2017 Ilawa Poland
2016 Wien Austria
2015 Berlin Germany
2014 Istanbul Turkey
2013 Rijeka Croatia
2012 Duisburg Germany
2011 Hamburg Germany
2010 Stettin Poland
2009 Rostock Germany
2008 Zagreb Croatia
2007 Gdańsk Poland
2006 Istanbul Turkey
2005 Bremen Germany
2004 Berlin Germany
2003 Duisburg Germany
2002 Genua Italy
2001 Hamburg Germany
2000 Flensburg Germany
1999 Zagreb Croatia
1998 Delft Netherlands
1997 Gdańsk Poland
1996 Bremen Germany
1995 Trieste Italy
1994 Trondheim Norway
1993 Nantes France
1992 Flensburg Germany
1991 Gdańsk Poland
1990 Goteborg Sweden
1989 Hamburg Germany
1988 Delft Netherlands
1987 Berlin Germany
1986 Duisburg Germany
1985 Bremen Germany
1984 Hamburg Germany
1983 Aachen Germany
1982 Kiel Germany
1981 Berlin Germany
1980 Hannover Germany