Following the postponement of the European Rowing events as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the review of postponement options available for staging these events has continued. The ERB and the OCs are doing their best to provide competition opportunities for European rowers but keeping a close look on the overall health situation for the safety and health of the rowers.
After consultation with key stakeholders, including surveys of member federations, below are the new dates for the 2020 European Rowing Championships :
2020 European Rowing Championships, Poznan, Poland will now take place from 9 to 11 October 2020.
Logistics Information for Teams:
. Teams that have already booked accommodation should contact the OC for next steps.
. Accommodation booking deadline: 9 August (including payment of the full amount to secure the booking)
. Accommodation cancellation deadline:
- before 9 September, 50% refund of the paid amount
- after 9 September, 10% refund of the paid amount
. Accommodation Contact: email@example.com
The ERB and the Poznan OC have set 31 July 2020 as a deadline for a final staging decision after assessing the latest status of the COVID-19 situation.
The ERB, FISA and the OCs will continue to review the latest information and guidance from the World Health Organisation and the respective government authorities.
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).
The events offered at the European Rowing Championships are:
Men (M): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Women (W): 1x, 2x, 2-, 4x, 4-, 8+
Lightweight men (LM): 1x, 2x, 4x
Lightweight women (LW): 1x, 2x, 4x
Para-rowing: PR1 M1x, PR1 W1x, PR2 Mix2x, PR3 Mix4+
FISA EVENT SAFEGUARDING OFFICER : ANNAMARIE PHELPS
All rowers, entourage, coaches, volunteers, and staff have a right to participate and work in a non-violent, safe and respectful environment. Behaviour and actions that constitute harassment and abuse shall not be tolerated. If you have concerns regarding harassment and abuse whilst you are at this World Rowing event, please contact the FISA Event Safeguarding Officer for this event – Annamarie Phelps - during the event, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Lake Malta regatta course is located in the centre of Poznan. It is one of the most modern venues in the world and over the last twenty years has hosted large international events in water sports. Poznan hosted the 2007 and 2015 European Rowing Championships, the 2009 World Rowing Championships, the 2016 World Rowing Cup III and the 2017 World Rowing Cup II.
Poznan is located in west-central Poland along the Warta River. It is the fifth largest city amongst one of the oldest cities in Poland. Its population is approximately 550,000.
The origins of the first Poznan rowing club go back to the year 1904. Its initiator and founder was Maciej Wierzbinski who settled then in Poznan after a long-term stay in England. In 1912 the Tryton Poznan Association was established, and in 1919 the Students’ Sport Association began life. In the same year the Polish Federation of Rowing Associations (Polski Zwiazek Towarzystw Wioslarskich, PZTW) was established in Poznan. It was one of the first sports federations created in the reborn Poland, and was founded by 13 sports clubs. In 1924 Polish rowers took part in the 9th Olympic Games in Paris for the first time, entering two crews, a single and a four, into competition. They won their first Olympic medal (bronze) during their second Olympic appearance in 1928 in Amsterdam. From 1925, Polish rowing crews participated in the European Championships until their last appearance in 1938. The rowers returned to the European Championships after the Second World War in 1947, in Lucerne.
Please click here to view the location of the venue on Google Maps.
Find up to the minute weather updates click here