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Encyclopedia > World Rowing Championships

The World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). It is a week long event held at the end of the summer and in non-Olympic years is the highlight of the international rowing calendar. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Rowing refers to several forms of physical activity: For rowing boats in general, see Watercraft rowing. ... A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ... The International Rowing Federation (FISA) (in French: Fédération Internationale des Sociétés dAviron) is the international governing body for rowing. ... The Olympic Games, or Olympics, is an international multi-sport event taking place every two years and alternating between Summer and Winter Games. ...


The first event was held in Lucerne, Switzerland in 1962. The event then was held every 4 years until 1974 - when it became an annual competition. Since 1996, during Olympic years, the Junior World Rowing Championships are held at the same time. Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Junior World Rowing Championships is an international rowing regatta organised by FISA (the International Rowing Federation). ...


In 2002, adaptive rowing events were introduced for the following classes of disability: LTA (legs, trunk and arms), TA (trunk, arms), and A (arms-only). The term disability, as it is applied to humans, refers to any condition that impedes the completion of daily tasks using traditional methods. ...


Boats

Rowing takes place in 23 different boat classes, apart from during Olympic years when only non-Olympic boat classes race. Rowers generally take less interest in the non-Olympic events, as the Olympic events are considered the "premier" events.


The table below shows the boat classes, "O" indicates the boat races at both the Olympics and World Championships. "WC" indicates this is only a World Championship event.

Boat Men Lwt Men Women Lwt Women
1x Single sculls O WC O WC
2x Double sculls O O O O
2- Coxless pairs O WC O
2+ Coxed pairs WC
4x Quad sculls O WC O WC
4- Coxless fours O O WC
4+ Coxed fours WC
8+ Eights O WC O

Venues

Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ... Dorney Lake is a purpose built rowing lake in Dorney, England (near Windsor and Eton). ... Eton is a town in Berkshire, England, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Bridge. ... Gifu is the name of several places: Gifu Prefecture, (Japan) Gifu City, (Japan) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Location within Italy Piazza della Scala Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed Italian region. ... Guadalquivir is the second longest river of Spain. ... Seville (Spanish: Sevilla, see also different names) is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain, crossed by the river Guadalquivir (37°22′38″ N 5°59′13″ W). ... The Rotsee (Die Ruderwelt in German) is a rowing lake on the northern edge of Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ... Zagreb (pronounced ZAH-greb) is the capital city of Croatia. ... Location of St. ... Cologne skyline at night with river Rhine in the foreground and famous Cologne Cathedral on the right. ... Motherwell (Tobar na Màthar in Gaelic) is a Scottish town, in northern Lanarkshire, between Glasgow and Edinburgh. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the UK Languages with Official Status1 English Scottish Gaelic Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Location within Finland Tampere (Swedish name Tammerfors) is a city in southern Finland located between two lakes: Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. ... Eagle Creek is one of many creeks along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Montreal or Montréal1 (pronounced in Canadian English, in standard French, and in Quebecois French) is the second largest city in Canada. ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Hungarian: Bécs) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Nickname: The Apple Isle Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Governor Premier Const. ... Area: 188. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ... Location within Italy Piazza della Scala Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese dialect: Milán) is the main city in northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed Italian region. ... Copenhagen (Danish: København) is the capital and largest city of Denmark. ... A view of the Sports Centre across the rowing lake The Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre is located in the village of Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham, England and on the River Trent. ... Nottingham is a city located in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... Hazelwinkel is a 2,000 m rowing course near Mechelen, Belgium. ... Montreal or Montréal1 (pronounced in Canadian English, in standard French, and in Quebecois French) is the second largest city in Canada. ... Location of Duisburg Duisburgs inner harbour Duisburg is a German city in the western part of the Ruhr Area (Ruhrgebiet) in North Rhine-Westphalia. ... The Rotsee (Die Ruderwelt in German) is a rowing lake on the northern edge of Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ... Munich: Frauenkirche and Town Hall steeple Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the state capital of the German state of Bavaria. ... Hazelwinkel is a 2,000 m rowing course near Mechelen, Belgium. ... Area: 188. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ... Lake Karapiro is one of several artificial lakes formed as part of a hydroelectricity scheme on the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Waikato River passing through Hamilton Hamilton is New Zealands 4th-largest metropolitan area. ... Amsterdam Location Country The Netherlands Province North Holland Population 739,295 (1 January 2005) Coordinates 4°54E - 52°22N Website www. ... A view of the Sports Centre across the rowing lake The Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre is located in the village of Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham, England and on the River Trent. ... Nottingham is a city located in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... The Rotsee (Die Ruderwelt in German) is a rowing lake on the northern edge of Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ... Location of St. ... Area: 188. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in all south Slavic languages) is a term used for three separate but successive political entities that existed during most of the 20th century on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe. ... The Rotsee (Die Ruderwelt in German) is a rowing lake on the northern edge of Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Location within Switzerland View of the city from Lake Lucerne Another view across Lake Lucerne The Lion Monument Lucerne (German: Luzern) is a city in Central Switzerland with a population of 60,274 (December 31, 2003), capital of the Canton of Lucerne. ...

External links

  • 2005 World Champs Official Site
  • 2006 World Champs Official Site

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