The Championships will include the following categories:
World Rowing Championship shall be open to all competitors who are authorized to compete by their member federation and who are eligible under the relevant rules. To represent a country in a World Rowing Championship, a competitor shall be a citizen of that country. He must be able to prove this by showing an official document (passport or identity card). In exceptional cases, the Executive Committee may make exceptions. Rowers may only compete at the World Rowing Championships if they have submitted a signed commitment form, according to Article 56. Each team official must have submitted a signed commitment form to FISA before accreditation may be issued at a FISA Event.
Munich is Germany's third largest city which is located to the north of the Bavarian Alps, on the River Isar. The name München ('home of the monks') stems from an early monastery founded in the eighth century. The city was founded by Duke Henry the Lion in 1158, and soon became the seat of the Wittelsbach dynasty, who ruled the duchy, electorate and kingdom of Bavaria until the end of WWI. Despite considerable wartime damage, the city has been impressively restored and is now one of the nation's most popular tourist destinations. Germany has a population of approximately 81,471,834 (july 2011) of which 1.37 million people live in Munich.
Rowing in Germany
Exported from Great Britain, rowing came to Germany in the early 1800s. The first German rowing club was founded in Hamburg in 1836 following an initiative of British rowers living there. Over the next half century, a large number of rowing clubs were founded all over the country culminating with the birth of the German Rowing Association (DRV - Deutscher Ruderverband) in March 1883, including 34 rowing clubs and 1166 members at the time. Today, the German Rowing Association (DRV) has the largest membership within the world rowing federation, FISA, and is one of the most successful rowing countries in the world.
About the Regatta Course
The regatta course is situated in the North of Munich in Oberschleissheim. It was originally built for the 1972 Olympic Games. The lake is 2km long and 135m wide. Top events have been hosted at the Olympic Regatta course including the launch of the modern Rowing World Cup in 1997. Since then Munich has been host of the World Rowing Championships 2007, and will host the Rowing World Cup I 2008, World Rowing Cup II 2009, World Rowing Cup II 2010 and will also host the Rowing World Cup III in 2012.