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2014 WRCH Competition Timetable UDPATED 29.08.2014

2014 WRCH Competition Timetable UDPATED 26.08.2014

2014 WRCH Competition Timetable UDPATED 22.08.2014

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Amsterdam is looking forward to welcoming the best rowers in the world and their fans during the summer of 2014. Amsterdam is the cultural and business centre of the Netherlands, but the city also has an impressive sporting record. Amsterdam hosted the 1928 Olympics as well as recent major sporting events such as the 2010 Giro d' Italia and the final of the 2013 UEFA Cup. The European Athletics Championships will take place in Amsterdam in 2016.


The 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 or she 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.


The World Rowing Championships will officially begin on Sunday, 24th of August, 2014. The venue opens for training on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. On training days and racing days, the venue will open at 06h30, 30 minutes before the course opens for training and closes at 20h30, 30 minutes after the course closes.

Friday 22 August

Preliminary Team Managers meeting 
Saturday 23 August Spare races, Para-Rowing classification, Team Managers  meeting and Draw, Opening Ceremony
Sunday 24 August Heats
Monday 25 August Heats, Heats for Para-Rowing
Tuesday 26 August Repechages, Repechages for Para-Rowing, Coaches meeting
Wed 27 August Repechages, Semi finals, Semi finals and finals C Para-Rowing, Umpires’ seminar
Thursday 28 August Finals E, Semi finals C/D, Finals A & B Para-Rowing, Team doctors meeting
Friday 29 August Finals D/C/B, Semi finals A/B, Finals A & B international events
Saturday 30 August Finals A & B Olympic boat classes, Nations Dinner
Sunday 31 August Finals A & B Olympic boat classes, Closing Ceremony
Monday 1 September FISA Congress


The Bosbaan is a man-made rowing course, built in the 1930s through a social welfare project.
Queen Wilhelmina officially opened the Bosbaan on June 12, 1937. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was the venue for several European Rowing Championships. The facilities and course were upgraded in the early 1970s to add a spare lane to the six-lane racecourse. Amsterdam hosted the European Rowing Championships in 1964 (the first to include female competitors) and 1967 and the World Rowing Championships in 1977.

Over the following decades, the Bosbaan provided the venue for many national and international regattas, including the Dutch National Championships, the Nations Cup, the Coupe de la Jeunesse, the FISA World University Championships, the 1990 and 1991 FISA World Cups, and the annual international Koninklijke–Hollandbeker Regatta.

In 2001, the city of Amsterdam, together with the Royal Dutch Rowing Federation, broadened, deepened and renovated the regatta course to upgrade the Bosbaan to 21st century standards. The new eight-lane course was completed in 2002, together with an enlarged boathouse, new sanitary facilities and additional facilities along the racecourse.


Amsterdam is situated in the moderate climactic zone of northern continental Europe, with mild summers and cool winters. The spring can be crisp and wet. The summer months between June and September can be alternatively hot and humid or cool and rainy. The most precipitation occurs in October and November. From December to February the weather is often cold, but sunny and dry.

Find up to the minute weather updates for Amsterdam here.

Organising Committee

Address :

Stichting Organisatie WK Roeien 2014
Bosbaan 14
1182 AG Amstelveen

Telephone :
+31 6 211 916 61+31 6 211 916 61
Fax :
+31 (20) 646 3881
Website :
President :
Henk-Jan Zwolle
Contact Person :
Hans Tanger

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