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World and European Event Bidding

World Rowing Strategic Event Attribution Process: 2021-2024

A large number of regatta venues have benefited from significant investment from local, regional and national governments to bring them to a standard suitable for hosting international competitions. To support a long-term return on investment in these facilities as well as long term support for our sport, the World Rowing Federation, FISA, has adopted a new approach to the manner in which its events are attributed. This approach will allow interested parties to indicate all of the FISA-owned events that they believe would support their long-term events strategy.

The bidding process is currently underway, with the preliminary bids due by 15 April and final bids due by 30 June. Final bids will be presented to the FISA Council at their July meeting, after which, the Council recommendations for the World Championships events will be presented to the National Federations for consideration and vote at the FISA Congress on 2 September 2019 in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria. World Rowing Cup events and the World Rowing Masters Regattas will be attributed by the FISA Council and announced at the same FISA Congress. Bidding for European Rowing events will follow the same timeline as the World Rowing events, however, these events will be attributed by the European Rowing Special General Assembly on 21 November 2019 in London. 

The events currently open for bids are:

World Rowing Championships: 2023, 2025, 2026

World Rowing Under 23 Championships: 2022, 2023

World Rowing Junior Championships: 2021, 2022, 2023

World Rowing Senior, Under 23 & Junior Championships: 2024

World Rowing Cup 1, 2, 3: 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

World Rowing Masters Regatta: 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

European Rowing Championships: 2021, 2023, 2024

European Rowing Under 23 Championships: 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

European Rowing Junior Championships: 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

More details on the bidding and hosting conditions as well as the provisional dates of the events are provided below:

Document Bidding and hosting conditions

Document Longterm Planning Calendar 2017-2028 - UPDATED 09 February 2018

 

Bidders at the Preliminary Bid Deadline

Document SEAP 2021-2024 - Bidders at 180419 by Event and Year

Document SEAP 2021-2024 - Bidders at 180419 by Member Federations

 

Bidding for 2021-2024 World Rowing Indoor Championships and World Rowing Coastal events

The event attribution process for the World Rowing Indoor Championships and World Rowing Coastal events will run from July 2019 to February 2020. Member federations should anticipate a call for expressions of interest in July 2019, a preliminary bid deadline in October 2019 and a final bid deadline in January 2020. These events will be attributed at the FISA Council meeting in February 2020.

 

For any questions regarding bidding, please contact Liz Soutter at liz.soutter@fisa.org.

Bids Awarded

On 2 October 2017 at the FISA Ordinary Congress held in Sarasota, Florida, the following events were attributed:

The 2020 World Rowing Senior, Under 23 and Junior Championships - Bled, Slovenia

The 2021 World Rowing Championships - Shanghai, China

The following events were attributed by the Council:

  • 2018 World Rowing Tour – Costa Brava, Spain
  • 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships - Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019 World Rowing Cup I – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 2019 World Rowing Cup II – Poznan, Poland
  • 2019 World Rowing Cup III – Rotterdam, Netherlands   
  • 2019 World Rowing Coastal Championships – Hong Kong China
  • 2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta – Linz-Ottensheim, Austria
  • 2021 World Rowing Under 23 Championships – Racice, Czech Republic
  • 2022 World Rowing Championships – Racice, Czech Republic