CSM Live will once again be bringing to life British Rowing’s Power8 Sprints in Bristol in 2019, following a successful first year in 2018. Our event branding team will be on site leading up to the event on Sunday 21st July, producing and installing a bold and consistent Look and Feel at the Bristol Harbour Festival.
The sprint rowing event sees crews from eight UK cities battle it out over a 350m course through the centre of Bristol, in a bid to be crowned Power8 Sprints champions.
Male and female crews from each city race in eights – the blue riband event of the Olympic Games – in a knock-out tournament that sees fast and furious racing from start to finish.
With last year seeing over 25,000 people watching from the harbour walls, and tens of thousands watching on BT Sport, BBC online and Power8 Sprints Facebook, the new event made an electric entrance on the rowing scene.
Andy Parkinson, CEO of British Rowing, said:
“We are delighted that Power8 Sprints will return to the water in Bristol this summer. Bristol provided the perfect backdrop for this new sprint rowing event and our partners at CSM Live ensured the races looked top class. The support from the local people was phenomenal and made for a great atmosphere. We’re looking forward to welcoming back all the cities from last year, to what promises to be another high-octane event.”
Alastair Bewick, CEO of CSM Live, stated,
“CSM Live are excited to be involved again in this innovative rowing event, where we’ll be using our experience and know-how to set the stage at Bristol Harbour. If the Power8 Sprints are anything like last year, it will be another fantastic event.”