The following events are offered at the World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships:
Junior Men (JM): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+, 4+
Junior Women (JW): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Men (M): 2+
Lightweight Men (LM): 1x, 2-, 4x, 8+
Lightweight Women (LW): 1x, 4x
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.
Bulgaria is in the heart of the busiest and historically the most reliable transport and communication junction in Europe, a natural cross-road between the West and the East, between Europe and Asia. Plovdiv is the second biggest Bulgarian city, situated in the most prosperous region of the country, not only in terms of natural resources and economic output, but also in terms of cultural and historical heritage. The favorable climate and the strategic location contributed to its progress during all historical eras. The six rock hills give to the city a picturesque beauty that is second to none. Plovdiv is a town that has had the extraordinary destiny to witness many historical turning points. Its 8000 years of history make the city contemporary of the human civilization and one of the most ancient cities in the world. The venue was first opened for competitive events in 1988. The population of Bulgaria is 7,093,635 (July 2011 est.). The city of Plovdiv has a population of approximately 560,000 including the suburbs.
ROWING IN BULGARIA
The sport of rowing in Bulgaria came into existence and further developed together with the newly instituted Bulgarian Navy and River Navigation. On different occasions boat races were organized during various celebrations in the towns on the Danube bank and the Black Sea coast. It was only in 1924 that the first rowing competition took place in Bulgaria. In 1955 Bulgaria started a national team comprising of 6 men and 4 women. The following year Bulgaria entered its first two boats into the European Championships in Bled (Yugoslavia).
ABOUT THE REGATTA VENUE
The regatta course is located in the center of the city of Plovdiv. It was first opened for competitive events in 1988. It has many permanent facilities and can hold eight training and seven racing lanes. The course is in line with the nearby river “Maritza”. The regatta course has hosted the 1993, 1998, and 2007 Balkan Rowing Championships as well as the 1999 World Rowing Junior Championships and the 2011 European Rowing Championships.
2012 World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships timetable (as of 14.08.2012)