A Battle to Make Final, Saturday's Semis

The 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships in Racice started in the morning with Semifinal C/D round with great conditions of almost flat water and temperatures in low 20s. The race continued with Semifinals A/B at 10:50 with little swift tail wind which became stronger as the race was progresing and World Junior Best Time was challenged several times.

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Very Hot Second Day of Racing

Thursday was a very hot day again, temperatures in the Czech Republic were breaking records and were reaching over 35 degrees Celsius. In today's heats and repechages rowers, and among them eight Czech crews, were aiming to qualify for the next round of racing.

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Schedule Change for Thursday

Schedule Change for Thursday 9 August
Due to predicted high temperatures during the middle of the day tomorrow, Thursday 9 August, and based on the FISA Safety Guidelines for Hot Weather, the FISA Executive Committee has decided to bring forward the start of the racing by 30 minutes. Racing will start at 9:00hrs and races will be held at 5 minute intervals. An updated schedule and Summary Start Lists  have been issued.

FISA Executive Committee

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A Rower Must Believe in Himself. He can achieve big things then...

The Czech junior women’s eight won gold medals at the two previous World Championships. The coach of the crew – Iva Uhlová - played an essential part in its success. It was the main reason why the head coach of the junior national team, Vít Kučera, brought her into the junior team again to coach the eight even though she is now coaching the Under 23 women’s team in the newly established Women’s Rowing Centre. The junior women’s eight kept up their golden tradition in spring when they won the European title. The European Championships were also very successful for other Czech crews too. We caught up with both coaches at the final training camp of the season for the national junior team.

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„I remember feeling bad for the crews we rowed against. I knew how hard we had trained. I knew before they did, they would lose this race.“
Bob Valerian

Venue Features

Technical Parameters of Regatta Course
  • Total length of the artificial water course is 2,350 m
  • Total width is 130 m
  • Depth of the course is about 3.5 m
  • The return lane – 30 m width
  • 8 lanes of 12.5 m width
  • Total area of regatta course is 73 hectares
  • Asphalt road circling the channel
  • Constant water level kept by water filling if necessary
  • 6 pontoons
Finish Tower
  • Provides the perfect conditions for all activities connected with race operations
  • Total area of 600 m2
  • Operations Centre
  • Jury
  • Judges
  • VIP meeting room with observation deck on the top floor
Spectator’s Area
  • Grandstands for 5,000 spectators
  • Parking area for several thousand cars
  • Food and beverage sales points
  • Information services (including a souvenir programme and daily results and start list summaries, giant TV monitor)
  • Merchandising and marketplace
  • Medical services
  • Banking services
  • Grandstand with wheelchair access
  • Ceremonies in front of grandstands

2018 World Rowing Junior Championships

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