Autumn Classic 2018

et your paddles out, it’s time to see who is the rowing champion of the city!

The iconic Autumn Classic (Syysklassikko) will once again pit KY and Pykälä against each other in a battle to see which school has mastered the art of rowing. Each team consists of 10 rowers and a 1 mate.

This year the competition is held on Wednesday 26.9. at Töölö Rowing Stadium. The event will begin at 14:45 and the first rowers will start the competition at 15:30. Food will be provided to all the rowers free of charge and hot dog catering will also be available for those who wish to purchase them! Since the stadium’s seating options are unparalleled, we strongly recommend everybody to come and cheer for their own school and to witness the great competition spirits this event has to offer! Some spectator activities will also be included, such as the possibility to take some great rowing related photos.

The amazing people at Accenture Strategy will be partnering with us and you can find their company representatives also competing in their own start. Find them in their stands at the stadium!

Of course, this wouldn’t be a proper university event without a proper afterparty, so naturally, we have arranged one as well. The afterparty will be hosted at KY-building’s alakertsi, where the winners of the competition and the best team outfits will be rewarded at 21.00. The afterparty starts right after the last row and is free and open to everybody! (Remember to byob!) The night will continue after 22 from alakertsi to the bar Baarikärpänen (BK) that can be located in the same building – entry free of charge with the KY/Pykälä sticker or the “password” PyKy.

The event doesn’t require any kind of prior rowing experience so beginners are more than welcome to join! If you’re unable to row but want a glimpse of the race atmosphere, you are more than welcome to join us in the in the stand and cheer for your own school’s competitors. It’s also a great opportunity to get to know the students of the other faculty.

WHAT: KY – Pykälä Autumn Classic
WHEN: 26.9. at 14:45
WHERE: Töölö Rowing Stadium (Merikannontie 4, Helsinki)
AFTERPARTY: Alakertsi, KY Building & BK, Pohjoinen Rautatienkatu 21 (Open for all students of KY & Pykälä)
PRICE: 10€ for competitors, includes a badge and food. Completely free for non-rowers!
REGISTRATION: (Registration is binding, the first mate signs up all the eleven members of the rowing team. Payment instructions will be sent by email.)


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