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 2015, the IWR will take place in Berlin. In the previous 35 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 over 300 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. IWR 1994 IWR 1994
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Pictures of the IWR 1994
2016 Wien 1997 Gdańsk
2015 Berlin 1996 Bremen
2014 Istanbul 1995 Trieste
2013 Rijeka 1994 Nantes
2012 Duisburg 1993 Trondheim
2011 Hamburg 1992 Flensburg
2010 Stettin 1991 Gdańsk
2009 Rostock 1990 Goteborg
2008 Zagreb 1989 Hamburg
2007 Gdańsk 1988 Delft
2006 Istanbul 1987 Berlin
2005 Bremen 1986 Duisburg
2004 Berlin 1985 Bremen
2003 Duisburg 1984 Hamburg
2002 Genua 1983 Aachen
2001 Hamburg 1982 Kiel
2000 Flensburg 1981 Berlin
1999 Zagreb 1980 Hannover
1998 Delft