Coupe de la Jeunesse 2016

Coupe de la Jeunesse 2016 will be held on Lake Malta in Poznan, Poland, today July 29 through July 31. Founded in 1985, the Coupe de la Jeunesse is an international 2000m regatta held every year for junior rowers. Italy won last year in Hungary, their 11th win at the Coupe de la Jeunesse. Great Britain has been victorious 12 times and France 8.

Lake Malta

Located in the city of Poznań, at 52°24′9″N 16°58′15″E, Lake Malta is an artificial lake flowing out of the Cybina River. Lake Malta is 2.2 km long and 0.46 km wide with a surface area of 0.64 km². Average depth is 3.1 m, and at most 5 m deep. Lake Malta, a.k.a. Maltański Reservoir, was man-made in 1952 by damming off part of the Cybina River. The lake is named for the Knights of Malta. Lake Malta is sited on land given to the Church of St. John of Jerusalem Outside the Walls, a.k.a. Kościół św. Jana Jerozolimskiego za murami by Duke Mieszko the Old in 1187. The property was outside the protective walls of his medieval castle. Lake Malta provides one of the most revered European rowing venues in the Malta Regatta course established in 1952 holding many World Cup events.


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