Schedule change for Under 23 Champs Sunday finals

26/07/2013 - 12:12:00

Race times for Sunday will be slightly altered at the 2013 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.

Based on the most recent official weather forecast for Sunday, 28 July 2013, race times have been slightly advanced. The World Rowing Federation, FISA, has decided that the heat and humidity forecast starting from 13:00 hrs on Sunday would place the competitors at the regatta in the high risk zone for heat stress (dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke).
 
The new times will have the B-finals starting at 09:00 hrs (CET), as planned, but will proceed in five minute intervals until 09:55 hrs. A-finals will now start at 10:05am instead of 10:30 hrs and the last final will start at 12:41 hrs. The regatta will therefore finish before reaching the hottest part of the day.

At World Rowing Championships, the medals for the top three places are awarded at victory ceremonies that directly follow the racing. The finals will be raced at 13 minute intervals allowing time for the awarding of medals and then the raising of the national flag of the gold medal national federation and the playing of that nation’s national anthem. There are a total of 21 World Rowing Under 23 Championship events. Eight finals will be raced on Saturday afternoon, 27 July 2013 starting at 16:00 hrs, and the remaining 13 finals will be raced on Sunday, 28 July 2013.

Please note these changes for Sunday, 28 July 2013:
B-finals start at 09:00 hrs
The last B-final will start at 09:55 hrs
The first A-final will start at 10:05 hrs
The final A-final will start at 12:41 hrs

The new schedule can be found here.