**Race Times on Sunday, 28 July 2013 slightly advanced**
Based on the most recent official weather forecast for Sunday, 28 July 2013, race times have been slightly advanced. The heat and humidity forecast starting from 13:00 hrs on Sunday would place the competitors at the regatta in the high risk zone for heat stress (dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke).
The new times will have the Finals B starting at 09:00 hrs, as planned, but will proceed on 5 minutes intervals until 09:55 hrs. Finals A will now start at 10:05 hrs instead of 10:30 hrs, and the last final will start at 12:41 hrs. The regatta will therefore finish before reaching the hottest part of the day.
Please note these changes for Sunday, 28 July 2013:
Finals B start at 09:00 hrs
The last Final B will start at 09:55 hrs
The first Final A will start at 10:05 hrs
The final Final A will start at 12:41 hrs
2013 World Rowing U23 Championships Programme - as of 26.07.2013 (III)
2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships event bulletin
The following events are offered at the World Rowing Under 23 Championships:
Under 23 Men (BM) 1x 2x 2- 4x 4- 4+ 8+ Under 23 Women (BW) 1x 2x 2- 4x 4- 8+ Under 23 Lightweight Men (BLM) 1x 2x 2- 4x 4- Under 23 Lightweight Women (BLW) 1x 2x 4x
After the flood: Regatta venue will be ready for the U23 Championships
At the beginning of June, Austria was hit by a once-in-a-hundred-years flood. Therefore, the regatta venue of the 2013 World Rowing U23 Championships faced enormous damages. Seven weeks before the big sport event, the whole venue was under water. Furthermore: 267.000 cubic meters of mud blocked the regatta course and raised questions about sufficient water depth.
Championships saved by politics and volunteers
With the help of several volunteers and the local fire brigades, a big part of the venue has already been cleaned up and the restoration works are in progress. Within a record-breaking time of less than 24 hours after the whole extent of the flood damage had been revealed, the government of Upper Austria decided to cover the additional costs for the excavation and repair works – approximately 500.000 Euros.
Clean up Operations are underway
The clean up operations are currently under way and will be finished by the 14th of July, thus the 2013 World Rowing U23 Championships can take place as planned. “We are happy that despite such a disaster we are able to conduct the Championships without any problems”, says the head of the Organising Committee Gerhard Wildmoser.
Photos of the course can be found here.
World Rowing Championships are open to all member federations. A rower may compete in an Under 23 rowing event until 31st of December of the year in which he reaches the age of 22.
Important information for teams
Team managers and coaches should consult the following documents for important information before and during the regatta:
- Bulletin 2
(for information on transport, accommodation & booking, entry deadlines and more)
About the venue
The regatta course of Linz-Ottensheim was constructed onan arm of the Danube in early 1972 before a lock and hydro-electric station was built. The extension to eight lanes was completed in 2006. Since 1972 international rowing regattas as well as the Austrian Rowing Championships have taken place regularly.
The venue has hosted the World Rowing Junior Championships in 1998, a World Rowing Cup in 2007, the World Rowing Junior and non-Olympic Senior Championships in 2008, as well as the Nations Cup in 1990 and 2001.
...by airplane - HORSCHING
International Airport - Approx 20km to hotels
...by train - MAIN STATION LINZ
in the centre of Linz approx. 3-5 km to hotels
...by car - A1 WESTAUTOBAHN
Motorway exit Linz Zentrum (A7) B127 (main road) westward direction Ottensheim
For VISA regulations see www.bmeia.gv.at
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The top three women's eights, the United States, Great Briatin and Germany cross the finish line at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria
Denmark's under 23 lightweight women's quadruple sculls
Denmark's Mette Nielsen (b), Sara Nissen, Iben Ostergaard and Trine Andersen (s) race in the under 23 lightweight women's quadruple sculls heat at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
During the opening ceremony
Picture taken during the opening ceremony of the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim.
Belarus' under 23 women's eight
Iryna Hrytchanka (b), Valeriya Vernachyk, Alina Lankovich, Tatsiana Zhurauskaya, Tatsiana Piharava, Anastasiya Skrobut, Aliaksandra Yukhnovich, Hanna Sychova (s) and cox Katsiaryna Shautsova of Belarus' under 23 women's eight during training at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
Podium of the under 23 men's eight
Silver medallists United States, gold medallists New Zealand and bronze medallists Poland pose for the photo after the medal ceremony of the under 23 men's eight at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
Under 23 men's double sculls repechage
Azerbaijan (Ivan Antov (b), Boris Yotov (s)), Austria (Camillo Franek (b), Clemens Obrecht (s)) and Czech Republic (Michal Plocek (b), Jan Andrle (s)) take the qualifying places in the under 23 men's double sculls repechage at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim.
The regatta course
The regatta course seen from the finish tower at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
Iran's under 23 men's double sculls
Saber Naderihezarkhani (b) and Amir Rahnamironaghi (s) of Iran prepare to race in the under 23 men's double sculls heat at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
The regatta course
View of the venue on Thursday morning before the start of the heats during the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
Crews are on the water during training at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.
Austria's heat wave had racing starting earlier on the final day of the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim.