- A one kilometre long, ten-lane competition course will be set up between the agricultural port of Kortgene and the Zandkreek lock.
- The course consists of 10 lanes, 22 meters wide at the start, tapering to the turning buoys at 25 meters wide.
- The turn buoy should be taken clockwise for everyone.
- Minimum depth of the racecourse is 1 meter, there is no tide.
- The entire route will be clearly marked with marker buoys, including 2 governmental buoys (VM21 and VM19) on the route
- The start will be at the Veersteiger (Kortgene). From the start, 1000m will be rowed in an assigned lane towards the North/East; after the turning buoy, 1000m will be rowed back to complete the two-kilometre race.
The start line
The start line will be constructed by a steel cable that is hoisted well above the surface of the water and from which all ten coxes can hold a cabled handle (reel) each on its own assigned lane number equidistant between each other. The cable will be hoisted during the racing days and removed during the hours before and after the racing day. The cable will be used to get everyone lined up straight. 10 bobbins will be attached to this cable.
The finish will be at Camping De Paardenkreek, where a grandstand will be built near the harbour entrance, making it possible to watch the races from close by.