2019 Asian Rowing Masters Regatta

Event Details

2019 ARC, ARMR, ARJC Live Competitions

Day 5 – Sunday, 22 December 2019

Day 4 – 21 December 2019

Day 3 – 20 December 2019 – Part 1

Day 3 – 20 December 2019 – Part 2


Day 2 – 19 December 2019


Day 1 – 18 December 2019

Welcome to Pattaya, Thailand for the 2019 Asian Rowing Masters Regatta

Preliminary Entry & Boat & Oar   Deadline: 15th November 2019
Accreditation Form – Athletes   Deadline: 15th November 2019
Accreditation Form – Officials   Deadline: 15th November 2019
Hotel Reservation Form   Deadline: 15th November 2019
Arrival & Departure Form   Deadline: 15th November 2019
Final Entry Form by Name   Deadline: 15th November 2019
Final Entry Form by Boat & Oars   Deadline: 15th November 2019
Entry Form (Adaptive Event)  Deadline: 15th November 2019
Visa Application Form
Boat Rental Form

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. Abdul Malik bin Abdul Ghani
Para Rowing Committee: Mr. Seung Hoon Han
Rowing for all Committee: Mr. Girish J Phadnis
Sports Medicine Committee: Mr. Mikio Hiura

OC Office
Tel: +6621709235   Fax: +66 2170 9236
E-mail: office@arfrowing.com (Official), office_arf@sports.cn (Alternative – Flora)
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. Tanormsak Sanakham
Technical Delegate (ARF): Mr. Edy Suyono
General affairs: Dr. Rangsan Wongsan
Transportation/Logistic: Capt. Nopporn Theptoranee
Secretary (Contact Person): Capt. Jirames Wongsanittadech (+66 97 946 3592)
Deputy Secretary (Contact Person): Lcdr. Preecha Phuangphairote (+66 81 616 5684)

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.

General Introduction of Pattaya, Thailand:

Pattaya is a city in Thailand, a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165 km southeast of Bangkok.
Just over one hour from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pattaya is a lively beach town that draws visitors from around the world. With activities that include a wide array of water sports, golf, shopping, cabaret shows, an elephant village, and fascinating museums, it’s impossible not to have an action-packed Pattaya holiday. Pattaya is certainly a Thai beach resort that meets the needs of any visitor on any budget.


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 Jomtien Pattaya will be the Official Hotel. Bookings should be made through the Organizing Committee by 15th November 2019

Ocean Wing (Deluxe room)

Single Room USD 110 /person/night including 3 meals
Twin-room Sharing USD 95 /person/night including 3 meals
Triple-room Sharing  USD 80 /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
Triple-room Sharing  USD 65 /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
Triple-room Sharing  USD 55 /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:

Royal Thai Navy Rowing Center, Pattaya, Thailand

Provisional Schedule:


The Asian Rowing Masters Regatta will consist of the following

Men: M1x, M2x, M4x, M4-, M8+
Women: W1x, W2x, W4x, W4-, W8+

Event Groupings:
The events will be divided into two (2) Groups, A and B for scheduling purposes.
The Groups are as follows:

Group A Group B





M4- W4-




A rower may compete in Masters rowing events from the beginning of the year during which he attains the age of 27. The age of a rower in a Masters rowing event shall be that which he attains during the year of the event. Masters rowing events shall be held in the following crew age categories:

Category A Minimun age: 27 years
Category B Average age: 36 years or more
Category C Average age: 43 years or more
Category D Average age: 50 years or more
Category F Average age: 60 years or more
Category H Average age: 70 years or more

Note 1: Each competitor shall be responsible for his/her own health and fitness. Every Masters rower must be in a position to prove his/her age by presentation of an official document (passport or any identity card)
Note 2: Crews of different Master Age catagories and gender may be rowed in the same heat if there are less than six entries in any catagories. Medals will be awarded based on the repective catagories.


2019 Asian Rowing Masters Regatta open to all club crews and national team crew, but all entries need to be recognized by National Federation and entry forms must be submitted through the National Federation.
Final Entry is due by 15th November 2019 and must include the events to be entered, the total number of athletes in the team, and the number of officials accompanying the team.
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 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 (%) 70
Average monthly rainfall (mm) 150.5
Predominant wind direction 211° SSW
Average wind speed 15.3 km/hr
Maximum wind speed 28.1 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 15th Nov 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 new boat rental charges are as follows (USD/Boat/Day):
    Single scull (1x) $50
    Double scull (2x ) and Pair (2-) $60
    Quadruple scull (4x) and Four (4-) $70
    Eight (8+) $100
  • Please note that all the boat rental must have deposit $100/boat.

Official Shipping Agent
If Nfs want to bring own boats by container, please contact to belows,
Official Freight Forwarder: Ocean Air International Co., Ltd.
Address: 1249/219 Gems Tower 38th Chareonkrung Rd., Suriyawongse, Bangrak, Bangkok  10500
Contact person: Ms. Sirirat Ratthajorn (Sales Manager)
Email: sirirat@oceanairinter.com
Contact person: Ms. Jidapa Chirapong (Oversea Correspondence)
Email: jidapa@oceanairinter.com
TEL: +66 2267 4949 – 53
FAX: +66 2267 4954 or +66 2266 5554
WEBSITE: www.oceanairinter.com

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 of scull, $120/pair of sweep, for the event.

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