The KNRB is there for and from the rowing clubs in the Netherlands. They do this by delivering top performances and having the rowing sport to grow to full width. Several rowers participated in the parade more 20 years ago(during the Gay Games). Thanks to participation in the Gay Games, a movement was started to be able to ‘be yourself’ in the rowing sport. With the Heroes theme, the sports heroes can’t be missed. The KNRB sails along with their rowing heroes to promote international acceptance within rowing. By feeling Pride for our sport, the KNRB wants to show that the rowing sport is an accessible sport and open to everyone. This intention is clearly visible on their boat ‘You are like a heROW’.

Photo Koninklijke Nederlandse Roeibond 2016