SH mesh cup

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Crossing the finish line of the international eighth under the Rendsburg high bridge

The SH Netz Cup , until 2014 E.ON Hanse Cup, is a rowing regatta with a distance of over 12.7 km. It is one of the largest international inland events in the northern German region. Since 2001 it has been held annually on the Kiel Canal from kilometers 50 to 62.725, initially under the name "Canal Cup", which is still in use today.


The rowers start at the ferry in Breiholz . The route leads past the current Rüsterbergen pilot station , the Schülp switch , the old Nübbel pilot station and the Rendsburg district port. The finish line is under the Rendsburg high bridge .


So far have participated:

  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Cambridge
  • Australia
  • Poland
  • France


  • 2001 to 2004 won the Germany eighth .
  • In 2005, the eighth of the University of Cambridge , who participated for the first time, won. Germany's eighth came in second, followed by the USA, the Netherlands and Great Britain.
  • In 2006 the USA won ahead of Germany, Great Britain and the Netherlands. Last year's winner from Cambridge only came in fifth.
  • In 2007 a new team started with the eighth of Switzerland . At their first appearance in Rendsburg, the Swiss achieved only fourth place ahead of Great Britain. Germany won the 2007 E.ON Hanse Cup, ahead of the USA and the Netherlands.
  • In 2008 Germany won in a time of 38: 01.6 minutes, ahead of the Olympic champion Canada. The Netherlands and Great Britain followed at a distance.
  • In 2009, Germany won in a time of 38: 20.05 minutes, ahead of Canada. Places 3 and 4 went to the USA and Great Britain.
  • In 2010, Great Britain won 2 in a time of 36: 45.9 minutes, ahead of Germany and Great Britain 1. The German U23s and the USA followed at a distance.
  • In 2011, Germany won in the fastest time to date of 35: 43.4 minutes, clearly ahead of the USA and Australia, which took part for the first time. The newly assembled eighth of the Netherlands followed behind.
  • In 2012, Germany won again in a time of 37: 07.7 minutes. Places 2 and 3 went to Poland ahead of Great Britain. Australia followed in fourth place.
  • In 2013, Germany repeated their victory in a time of 36: 34.31 minutes. The USA followed in second place. Third place went to Great Britain, ahead of Poland.
  • In 2014 Germany defended the title in 39: 22.67 minutes in a headwind, closely followed by the Netherlands and the USA. Poland and France followed at a distance.
  • In 2015, Great Britain won in 37: 45.90 minutes, clearly ahead of Germany, the Netherlands and the USA.
  • In 2016, the eighth from Germany won safely ahead of the Netherlands in 38:08 minutes, despite a collision with the USA eighth. The boat from the USA followed in third place and was far behind as the last of the eighth from Poland.
  • In 2017, the eighth from Germany was able to repeat his victory before the USA eighth. The boat from Great Britain followed in third place, while the eighth from the Netherlands reached the destination far behind.
  • In 2018, the eighth of the USA won, followed by Germany and Great Britain, who initially fought an exciting duel for victory. Fourth was the eighth from the Netherlands.
  • In 2019, the eighth from Germany won ahead of the Netherlands, Great Britain and the USA. During the race, the boats from Germany and the Netherlands suffered repeated attacks of weakness, which is why the boats kept losing speed.


The following musicians and groups performed at the accompanying event in the district harbor and on the high bridge:


On October 1st, 2005, the 40 rowers of the five participating eights took part in the ZDF show Wetten, dass ..? part. They tried unsuccessfully to generate 23 kW of power with rowing ergometers long enough  to allow the transporter ferry to cross the Kiel Canal. However, they broke this world record in 2010.

The E.ON Hanse Cup 2013 also celebrated the centenary of the Rendsburg railway bridge, which is the finish line of the cup.

The main race of the international eighth has been broadcast live on ARD since 2014 .

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