2020 Asian Rowing Junior Championships

Event Details


Welcome to Nanchang, China
We are looking forward to the 2020 Asian Rowing Junior Championships


Visa Application Form Deadline: 6th September 2020
Boat and Oars Rental Form Deadline: 6th September 2020
Preliminary Entry Form Deadline: 6th September 2020
Accreditation Form – Athletes Deadline: 6th September 2020
Accreditation Form – Officials Deadline: 6th September 2020
Hotel Reservation Form Deadline: 6th September 2020
Final Entry Form Deadline: 6th September 2020
Arrival & Departure Form Deadline: 6th September 2020

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. Phaddnis Girish Jagadish
Sports Medicine Committee: Mr. Mikio Hiura

OC Office
Tel: +6621709235, +6621709236
E-mail: office@arfrowing.com (ARF Bangkok Office), office_arf@sports.cn (Alternative – Flora)
Website: www.arfrowing.com

Chinese Rowing Association

President: Liu Aijie
Address: No.3 Zuo’anmennei street, Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Tel: +86 67109232
Fax: +86 67119212
Email: chnrowing@sina.com
Website: www.rowing.org.cn

International Jury

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

Organizing Committee

For all enquiries and other information, please contact with OC.
Contact Person:Wan Junwei E-mail: jxssyd@163.com

General Introduction of Nanchang, China:

Nanchang is the capital of Jiangxi Province. Nanchang locates in Lon 115°27′-116°35′ E, Lat 28°09′-29°11′ N, in the central north of Jiangxi Province, downstream of Ganjiang River and Fuhe River, near Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater. Nanchang is the prosperous backland of the Yangtze River, Pearl River Deltas and southeastern Fujian, which also makes it is a crucial comprehensive transportation hub in China and an important manufacturing base. In 2006, Nanchang was selected as one of The World’s Ten top-dynamic Cities by Newsweek magazine. And it is a world-famous skyscraper city with the honor ‘The capital of the future and green’.


The OC will arrange shuttles in between airport, hotels and venue during the event. Shuttle fee is 60 USD/person. Please fulfill and submit the Arrival & Departure Form to OC before 6th October 2020.

Name of the hotel To the airport To the venue
Jinling hotel 37 km (40 minutes to drive) 7 km (12 minutes to drive)
Yuean hotel 34 km (30 minutes to drive) 4 km (7 minutes to drive)
Dongcheng hotel 35 km (45 minutes to drive) 8 km (13 minutes to drive)

Accommodation and Meals:

Here are the official recommended hotels. Booking should be made through OC before 6th September 2020.

  1. Nanchang Jinling Hotel

    Single Room USD 110 /person/night including 3 meals/day
    Double Room USD 100 /person/night including 3 meals/day


  2. Yuean Hotel
    Single Room USD 90 /person/night including 3 meals/day
    Double Room USD 80 /person/night including 3 meals/day


  3. Nanchang Dongcheng Hotel

    Single Room USD 75 /person/night including 3 meals/day
    Double Room USD 65 /person/night including 3 meals/day


VISA and Accreditation:


Individuals from Asian countries require visa to enter China.  Such visas must be issued before travel, please refer to the following website for Chinese visa application requirements and procedures :
If you need invitation letter, Please fulfill and send Visa Application Form(attached) to OC.


Umpires, Team Officials & Crews are all requested to email a passport photograph with Accreditation Form to OC.

Competition Date and Venue:

The 2020 Asian Rowing Junior Championship will be held in the Yaohu Lake International Water Sports Centre in Nanchang, China, from 21st to 25th October 2020.


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

For scheduling purposes, the events will be divided into two Groups,
Group A and Group B, to run on the same day in separate sessions.
The Groups are as follows:

Group A Group B
JW1x JM1x
JM2x JW2x
JW2- JM2-
JM4- JW4-
JW4x JM4x
Tips: 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 allowed to accommodate these entries.


Preliminary entry must be submitted by 6th September 2020. 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 must be submitted by 6th October 2020, which should 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, which should be filled in and forwarded to the OC before the stipulated date.


Date Morning Afternoon
18th Oct. NTO Meeting
19th Oct. All Teams Arrival/ ITO Arrival
20th Oct. Boat Rental/Training Team Managers Meeting / Training
21st Oct. Training Training
22nd Oct. Heats Group A Heats Group B
23rd Oct. GroupA/B Repechages/SemiFinal Reserve time
24th Oct. Final Group A Reserve time
25th Oct. Final Group B Reserve time
26th Oct. Departure


The average weather conditions in Nanchang in October are as follows:

Average daily maximum air temperature (°C) 26.1
Predominant wind direction North wind
Average daily minimum air temperature (°C) 17.6
Average wind speed 2.4m/s
Average relative humidity (%) 75
Maximum wind speed 19m/s
Average monthly rainfall (mm) 8.1

Boats and Oars Rental:

All boats and other equipment must comply with FISA Rules of Racing.

If NFs want to bring own boats by container, please indicate in preliminary entry form and contact with OC.

If NFs need to rent boats, please contact with official boat supplier, Hangzhou Qiandaohu Peisheng Boat Co.,Ltd, by 6th September 2020. After this date, there is no guarantee of boats availability.

A small amount of oars rental is available.

Contact person: Yin Qiang,E-mail: Hallie@ps-boat.com

The boat rental charges for the whole duration of Championships are as follows:

Single sculls (1x) $180
Double sculls / Pair (2x / 2-) $240
Quadruple Sculls / Four(4x/4-) $330
$100/pair of sculls, $120/pair of sweeps

Tip: Please note that the rental deposit is $100/boat and $50/pair of sculls or sweeps.