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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 events currently open for bids are:

World Rowing Championships: 2023, 2025

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

Final bids for the above events were due on 30 June 2019. The FISA Council recommendations for the World Rowing Championships events will be presented to the National Federation 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 Regatta will be attributed by the FISA Council and announced at the same FISA Congress. European Rowing events will follow the same timeline as the World Rowing events.


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

Document Bidding and Hosting Condition

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

Document SEAP 2021-2024 - Repechage Bidders at Preliminary Bid Deadline


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

FISA is launching the bid process for World Rowing Indoor and Coastal events from 2021-2024. Bidders will have the opportunity to bid on multiple World Rowing Indoor and Coastal events over the 2021-2024 period, and enable them to develop a long-term strategy as an event host. The deadline for initial expressions of interest (form below) in the hosting conditions for indoor and/or coastal events is 5 September 2019, but we encourage any interested bidders to contact us before this date to discuss their strategic event hosting objectives and intentions.

The following events are open for bids:

World Rowing Indoor Championships: 2021-2024

European Rowing Indoor Championships: 2021-2024

World Rowing Coastal Championships: 2021-2023*

World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals: 2021-2023*

Combined World Rowing Coastal Championships & Beach Sprint Finals**: 2021-2023*

Member federations should anticipate 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.

*2024 event is dependent on the IOC Executive Board Final decision on Olympic disciplines and events. This decision is anticipated for December 2020, and thus bidding for this event will not occur in this round of SEAP.

**In a year where a combined World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals is attributed, this would be in the place of two separate event attributions for the World Rowing Coastal and World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals. In a year where the World Rowing Coastal Championships and World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals are attributed separately, this would be in place of a combined event.

Reference Documents - World Rowing Coastal and Indoor Events (2021-2024)

Document Expressions of Interest Form (Due 5 September 2019) - World Rowing Coastal & Indoor Events

Document Provisional 2021-2028 Long Term Planning Calendars

Document Bidding and Hosting Conditions – Coastal and indoor rowing events


For any questions regarding bidding, please contact Liz Soutter at

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