All European Member National Federations plus Israel shall be eligible to compete in the European Rowing Championships. An athlete must present a valid passport from the country for which he wishes to compete (as per FISA rules).
ABOUT THE VENUE
The rowing course in Racice was completed in 1986 having been built on a former sand quarry site.
The course dimensions are as follows:
Total length: 2 350 m
Width of main Canal: 130 m
The course can hold races of up to 2000 m and is equipped with the Albano system having a total of 8 lanes. In addition to the main race lanes, the course also has a separate 30 m wide 'return lane' from the finish to start line. The course is encircled by a 5 km road and the whole arena measures 73 hectares in total including towers for race umpires, boat house, hotel and administrative offices, large car park, boathouse, competitor changing room facilities and a capacity for 5000 spectators.
The facility has hosted the following events:
World Junior Rowing Championships 1986
World Rowing Championships 1993
World Rowing Masters Regatta 2002
Canoe Sprint World Cup 2004
European Canoe Sprint Championships Senior 2006
ICF World Championships Sprint Junior 2007
World Rowing Under 23 Championships 2009
ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2009
1st ICF Masters Championship 2009
World Rowing Junior Championships 2010
ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2011
ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2013
European Junior Rowing Championships 2015
European Canoe Sprint Championships Senior 2015
The Račice venue is located close to the Czech capital Prague, which is only a 30 minute drive by motorway.
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