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 following Olympic and Paralympic Events and International Events are offered at the World Rowing Championships:
Men (M): 1x, 2x, 2-, 2+, 4x, 4-, 8+
Women (W): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Lightweight Men (LM): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-
Lightweight Women (LW): 1x, 2x, 4x
Para-rowing: ASW1x, ASM1x, TAMix2x, LTAMix2x, LTAMix4+
ABOUT THE VENUE
Situated on Florida’s West Coast just one hour south of Tampa and two hours from Orlando, in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, Nathan Benderson Park is a community park providing public access to a picturesque lake.
Nathan Benderson Park was built to FISA racing standards and has 8 x 13.5 meter lanes. The race course specifications include 2,180 meters in length, 630 meters wide and on average 6 meters deep. In addition to the race course the lake has multiple 1500 meter warm-up and cool down lanes.
Nathan Benderson Park lake was created as a man-made borrow pit, spring fed with additional surface water holding capacity. The 161.8 hectares lake was previously used for mining sand and shell. Since then, the open pit was filled by the Cooper Creek drainage basin and the underground aquifer system.
The completed venue consists of a state of the art floating wave attenuator platform that doubles as a dedicated TV lane for broadcast requirements, exclusive 3m wide paved coaches cycle path.
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