3 April 2018
In a press release, the World Rowing Federation, FISA, announced that the 2022 World Rowing Championships has been attributed to the Racice International Rowing and Canoeing Course in the Czech Republic.
This will mark the second time that the Czech Republic has hosted the World Rowing Championships and it comes after a 29-year gap. In the intervening years, the Racice Regatta venue, in northern Bohemia, has been the host for a number of rowing events including last year’s European Rowing Championships.
It was during these European Championships that the Czech Rowing Association decided it was time to bid to host a World Championships again and sought the support of its government authorities which it received in January of this year. Racice will also host the 2021 World Rowing Under-23 Championships as a test event for the 2022 event.
‘Racice is a proven regatta venue that has made a number of significant infrastructure improvements over recent years,’ says FISA President Jean-Christophe Rolland. ‘We already know that the Czech Rowing Federation has the capability of putting on a world class event and we are looking forward to working with the organising committee to make the event truly memorable.’
In 2018 Racice welcomes international rowing again as it is the venue for the World Rowing Junior Championships.
The bid attribution was made directly by the FISA Council in accordance with FISA Rule 6 that states ‘Where no bid has been received or when no bid meets the minimum requirements for consideration of Congress, the Council may identify a suitable candidate and may directly attribute the event provided the Council is satisfied that the bid meets the minimum standards for the regatta.’
The 2022 World Rowing Championships will take place in late August of that year.