Maccabi USA is seeking rowers to compete at the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2017. But international-level boat racing is only part of the of the Maccabiah, where Jewish athletes from around the world will have the opportunity to connect with each other, while enjoying Israel’s sights.
Maccabi USA is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization which endeavors, through sports, to encourage Jewish pride, strengthen Jewish bonds and generate a heightened awareness of Israel and Jewish identity.
According to Row2k, the ideal athletes will have competitive sculling experience in the single and double, and are currently training either with their university, or in a competitive club environment. Strong ergometer scores are “desirable,” but recent racing performances will be given “greater weight when identifying the best candidates.”
The Maccabiah games are organized into four distinct divisions: Open, Junior, Masters, and Paralympics.
The Junior Maccabiah games are open to any qualifying athlete aged 15–18.
The masters games are designed to accommodate older competitors; these games are divided into a number of different age categories
The open games are generally unlimited in age and are intended for the best athletes from each
The paralympic games are generally open to all athletes with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities.