Thanks to the contribution of the sponsors below, we are able to further expand the race The Hour. The introduction of a new competition with a new concept takes several years. It takes a while before you have brand awareness and teams / clubs can find you as a race on the race calendar.
Damen is certainly no stranger to rowing and has sponsored teams (including the Light Ladies 2x who won gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games) and events including the Laga Damen Raceroei Regatta. We are therefore very honored that we can stand in such a list. But also a company like Blom BV has made available the cups for the fastest men’s and women’s team and the distance record cup for the ladies with cups which not out of place in a trophy cabinet. Thanks to this kind of support in the back, in addition to the various volunteers such as judges on behalf of the KNRB, track commissioners who supervise a safe and fair course of the race. But also support in building and breaking down rafts, etc. Without this form of support it is simply not possible to organize a competition.

Damen is an international shipyard group but, at heart, we are still a family company. Whatever we do – whether it’s in our building activities or our services – we always aim to match our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations.

We operate in every market where we see an opportunity to improve, innovate or invest. How do we build better boats? We listen carefully to our customers and we invest a great deal in innovation, research and development.

Damen Shipyards operates more than 45 shipyards, repair yards and related companies worldwide. Standardised designs, modular construction and maintaining a stock of valued vessel-types lead to constant quality and short delivery times. Thorough scientific research, proven technology and reliable performance enable Damen to offer customers innovative vessels with great Total Cost of Ownership.

The awards for The Hour (see: results 2017) are designed, built and made available by Blom BV from Vijfhuizen. Blom BV is an innovative constructioncompany and designs (RVS-)constructions, machines and milkcarrousels for multiple industries in various countries. 

The distancemeasurement by The Hour is made thanks to SPAR Racing. SPAR Racing (Marco Blauwhof & Alwin Snijders) designed an application in which the rowed distance will be measured and made real-time available for crews and visitors. 

Interested in becoming a sponsor? There are multiple ways to do so. We would love to tell you more about it. Contact us via [email protected]