After hosting the Final Olympic Qualification Regatta the Swiss welcomed the rowing family back to Lucerne and the beautiful Rotsee.
Conditions were fair but for anyone expecting the usual warm sunny summer racing, it was a disappointing reality.
The second installment of the 2021 World Cup Series began in cold wet weather.
Another difference from the typical Lucerne World Cup was the absence of any Australian or New Zealand crews Ė such is the burden of travel during the era of Covid.
It could have been a disappointing debut for the Bermudian sculler, Dara Alizadeh who clipped the penultimate red buoy before the finish line. A swift recovery and restart ensured Dara held on to third place and qualified through to the Menís Single Sculls Quarter-Finals.