2019 Asian Rowing Junior Championships

2019 Asian Rowing Junior Championships
Event Details

Welcome to Pattaya, Thailand for the 2019 Asian Rowing Junior Championships

Asian Rowing Federation (ARF)

President: Admiral Chainarong Charoenruk
Vice-Presidents: Mr. Nicholas Ee
Mrs. Ho Kim Fai
Mr. Yong Nam Jin
Mr. Vahid Moradi
Mr. Duan Xuan
Secretary-General: RAdm. Praparnpongs Pochanasomburana
Executive Director: Ms. Meng Yaning (Flora)
Committee Chairs:
Events Committee: Mr. Edy Suyono
Umpiring Committee: Mr. Takao Senda
Competitive Committee: Mr. Chris Perry
Marketing & Promotion Committee: Capt. Jirames Wongsanittadech
Rowing Development Committee: Mr. Hassan Ahmad Bilal
Para Rowing Committee: Mr. Seung Hoon Han
Rowing for all Committee: Mr. Girish J Phadnis
Sports Medicine Committee: Mr. Mikio Hiura

Tel: +6621709235   Fax: +66 2170 9236
E-mail: office@arfrowing.com (Thailand)
office_arf@sports.cn (Ms. Meng Yaning (Flora), Executive Director
Website: www.arfrowing.com

Rowing Canoeing Association of Thailand (R.C.A.T)

President: Adm. Chainarong Charoenruk
Secretary: RAdm. Narupol Kirdnak
Address: The Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand (R.C.A.T.)
18th Floor, Chalearmprakeat Building,
286 Sport Authority of Thailand Ramkhamhang rd.
Huamak, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240
Tel: +66 2170 9235
Fax: +66 2170 9236
E-mail: office@rcat.or.th
Website: www.rcat.or.th

Organizing Committee

Chairman: RAdm. Narupol Kirdnak
Vice Chairman: Capt. Wiwat Kwansungnern
Capt. Poollap Tattatongkam
Venue Manager: Capt. Norrapat Ta-In
Competition Manager: Dr. Rangsan Wongsan
Technical affairs: Dr. Tanormsak Sanakham
General affairs: Capt. Nopparote Siripariyapong
Transportation/Logistic: Capt. Nopporn Theptoranee
Secretary (Contact Person): Capt. Jirames Wongsanittadech (+66 979463592)
Deputy Secretary (Contact Person): Cdr. Preecha Phuangphairote (+66 816165684)

E-mail: office@rcat.or.th, tukky1972@gmail.com, phuang_009@hotmail.com

International Jury

The International Jury will be appointed by the ARF Umpires Committee.


Organizing Committee will arrange the local transportation from the venue to hotel and also during the event.

  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don-meang International Airport to Ambassador City Jomtien Pattaya 50 USD/person. (Round trip)
  • U-Tapao International Airport to Ambassador City Jomtien Pattaya 20 USD/person. (Round trip)

Accommodation and Meals:

Ambassador City Pattaya  will be the Official Hotel. Bookings should be made through the Organizing Committee by 15th October 2019

Ocean Wing (Deluxe room)

Single Room USD 110 /person/night including 3 meals
Twin-room Sharing USD 90 /person/night including 3 meals

Tower Wing (Superior room)

Single Room USD 95 /person/night including 3 meals
Twin-room Sharing USD 80 /person/night including 3 meals

Garden Wing (Standard room)

Single Room USD 85 /person/night including 3 meals
Twin-room Sharing USD 70 /person/night including 3 meals

VISA and Accreditation:


  • Visitors from a number of Asian countries require visa to enter the Thailand
  • Such visas must be issued before travel, Please check to Thailand embassy for requirement visa in embassy.
  • If you need Visa Invitation, Please send copy of passport (Clear and colour) and photograph by email as soon as possible.


All individuals (Jury, Team Officials & Participants) are requested to email a passport photograph with Final Entry Forms.

Competition Date:

18th – 22nd December, 2019

Competition Venue:

The Asian Rowing Junior Championship will be held in the water sport training centre at “Bang Phai reservoir”

Provisional Competition Schedule:

Schedule Date
Arrival Sat 14/12 – Sun 15/12 
Boat Rental  Sat 14/12 – Sun 15/12
Course Open Sat 14/12 – Sun 15/12
Jury Meeting Tue 17/12
Team Managers Tue 17/12
Training Sun 15/12 – Tue 17/12
Heats Group A Wed 18/12
Heats Group B Thu 19/12
Repechages/Semi Fri 20/12
Final Group A Sat 21/12
Final Group B Sun 22/12
Departure Mon 23/12


The Asian Rowing Junior Championship will consist of the following

Men: JM1X, JM2X, JM2-, JM4X, JM4-
Women: JW1X, JW2X, JW2-, JW4X, JW4-

Event Groupings:
The events will be divided into two Groups, A and B for scheduling purposes. Where the two Groups are run on the same day, they would be held as separate sessions, e.g. Group A in the morning; Group B in the afternoon.

The Groups are as follows:

Group A Group B





JW2-  JM2-
JM4-  JW4-


Teams are strongly advised not to make double-up entries for athletes or crews or share equipment in the same Group. Teams doing so make such entries entirely at their own risk and no changes to the race schedule will be made to accommodate these entries.


Preliminary Entry must be received by 15th September 2019.
The Preliminary Entry must include the events to be entered, the total number of athletes in the team, and the number of officials accompanying the team.
Final Entry is due by 15th November 2019.
The completed Final Entry must include all necessary information for each crew, including name with date of birth of each athlete, all team members and substitutes and officials.
Entry Forms for Preliminary and Final Entries are attached to this Bulletin. These should be filled in and forwarded to the Organizing Committee, with a copy to ARF headquarters, by the stipulated date.


The past average weather conditions in Pattaya in December are as follows:

Average daily maximum air temperature (°C) 29.6
Average daily minimum air temperature (°C) 24.5
Average relative humidity (%) 80
Average monthly rainfall (mm) 249.4
Predominant wind direction 211° SSW
Average wind speed 6.8 km/hr
Maximum wind speed 16.1 km/hr

 Boats and Equipment:

  • All boats and other equipment must comply with FISA Rules of Racing.
  • Participating teams will be encouraged to bring their own boats and oars if possible. Official boat supplier, Swift Racing, will provide boats for participants if they are unable to bring own material.
  • If you do not bring own boats, you should contact Swift Racing for your boat rental by 31st Aug 2019. Boats and Oars Rental will be only provided to NFs requesting boats and oars rental to Swift Racing. After this date, there is no guarantee of boat availability.
  • Contact person : Elaine Chen , E-mail : boatrental@swiftinternational.biz
  • The boat rental charges are as follows (USD/ during the championships):
    Single scull (1x) $400
    Double scull / Pair (2x / 2-) $600
    Quadruple Scull / Pour(4x/4-) $800
  • Please note that all the boat rental must have deposit 100/boat.

Oars Rental:

Each team is highly recommended to bring their own oars and sculls as the blades of all oars/sculls must be painted on both sides in the colors of the respective Federations.
If you need to rent oars and sculls the rate is $100/pair scull, $120/pair sweep, for the event.