2023 Asian Rowing U-19 & U-23 Championships and 2023 Asian Rowing Masters Regatta

Event Details

2023 Asian Rowing U-19 & U-23 Championships


2023 Asian Rowing Masters Regatta

14th – 18 th December 2023

Pattaya – Rayong, Thailand

Asian Rowing Federation

President: Mr. Chen Chun Xin


Mrs. Perry Ho Kim Fai

Mr. Semun Oh

Mr. Vahid Moradi

RAdm.Praparnpongs Pochanasomburana

Mr. Masakuni Hosobuchi

Secretary General: Mr. Liu Dehai

Event Committee: Mr. Edy Suyono

Umpiring Committee: Mr. Takao Senda

Competitive Committee: Mr. Wu Jining

Marketing & Promotion Committee: Ms. Wang Yan

Rowing Development Committee: Ms. Katayoun Ashraf

Para Rowing Committee:Mr. Seung-Hoon HAN

Rowing for All Committee (includes Coastal and Masters Rowing): Mr. Fang Ling

Sports Medicine Committee: Mr. Mikio Hiura

E-mail: office@arfrowing.com (official)

Web: www.arfrowing.com

The Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand

President: Adm. Chainarong Charoenruk

Secretary: VAdm. Narupon Kirdnak


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: VAdm. Narupol Kirdnak

Vice Chairman: Capt.Wiwat Kwansungnern

Venue Manager: Capt.Norrapat Ta-In

Competition Manager: Dr.Tanormsak Senakham

Technical Delegate (ARF): Mr.Dong Hoon Kay (KOR)

General affairs: Dr.Rangsan Wongsan

Transportation/ Logistic: Capt.Nopporn Theptoranee

Secretary (Contact Person): Capt.Sanitwong Wongsanit (+66 97 946 3592)

E-mail: rcatarfevents@gmail.com

International Jury

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

  1. General Introduction of Ban Chang, Rayong, Thailand:

Ban Chang district is a city in the eastern of Thailand. The area originally was Tambon Phala of Mueang Rayong District. Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Sattahip, Bang Lamung of Chonburi Province, Nikhom Phatthana and Mueang Rayong of Rayong Province. To the south is the Gulf of Thailand.

Ban Chang also features three beaches with Phala Beach to the west, Phayun Beach in the center and Nam Rin Beach on the eastern side of the district, with Nam Rin being the longer beach of the three. Coordinates: 12°43′42″N 101°3′59″E

  1. Competition Information:

2.1 Competition Dates : 14 th – 18 th December 2023

2.2 Competition Venue : The Royal Thai Navy Rowing Training Center, Pattaya – Rayong, Thailand

2.3 Provisional Table:

2.4 Events:

The Asian Rowing U-19 & U-23 Championships will consist of the following

Junior Men : 1x, 2x, 2-, 4-, 4x

Junior Women : 1x, 2x, 2-, 4-, 4x

U-23 Men : 1x, 2x, 2-, 4-, 4x, Lw1x, Lw2x, Lw2-, Lw4x and Lw4 –

U-23 Women : 1x, 2x, 2-, 4-, 4x, Lw1x, Lw2x, Lw2-, Lw4x and Lw4 –

The Asian Rowing Masters Ragatta will consist of the following (Any Ages Categories)

Men : 1x, 2x, 2-, 4-, 4x

Women : 1x, 2x, 2-, 4-, 4x

Event Groupings:

The events will be divided into two Groups, A and B for scheduling purposes.

The Groups are as follows:

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.

Note: In case of, there are less than 6 MFs participating, the Championships will be cancelled.

2.5 Entries

Entry by number is due to 20 October 2023 and Final Entry by name is due by 20 November 2023 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.

2.6 Weather

The past average weather conditions in Ban Chang in December are as follows:

Average daily maximum air temperature (°C) 30.5 Predominant wind direction 210° SSW
Average daily minimum air temperature (°C) 33.5 Average wind speed 15.3 km/hr
Average relative humidity (%) 80 Maximum wind speed 28.1 km/hr
Average monthly rainfall (mm) 150.5
  1. Boats and Equipment

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

3.2 Participating teams will be encouraged to bring their own boats and oars if possible. All Nfs can contact to all FISA official boat suppilers for boats rental to participate the championships. OC may response only the competitions’s arrangement.

3.3 If you cannot bring your own boats, ARF and RCAT provide the partnerships for the boats rental. Please fill the Annex 3 (Boats and Oars Rental Form) and directly contact to the partnerships boat companies no later than 20 October 2023. After this date, there is no guarantee of boat availability.

ARF Partnerships : Peisheng Boat Company. Contact E-mail : angela@ps-boat.com and please kindly inform OC for acknowledge via: rcatarfevents@gmail.com

RCAT Partnerships: Swift Racing Company. Contact E-mail : cary.wang@swiftracing.com and please kindly inform OC for acknowledge via: rcatarfevents@gmail.com

– The boat rental charges for all partnerships boat companies:

Single scull (1x) 60 USD/boat/day
Double scull (2x) and Pair (2-) 70 USD/boat/day
Quadruple Scull (4x) and Four (4-) 80 USD/boat/day

Please note that all the boat rental must have deposit $200/boat/event

Official Shipping Agent

If Nfs want to bring own boats by container, please contact to belows,

Official Freight Forwarder: WYNN International Logistics Co., Ltd.

Sirirat Junjirunkul (JOY)

Sales Director

WYNN International Logistics Co., Ltd.

2029/47-49 H.P Tower 3rd,Charoenkrung Rd.,

Wat Phraya Krai,Bang Kho Laem,Bangkok 10120 Thailand

Tel: +66 2125 7837 Ext.456, Mobile: +66 83 496 2897

E-mail: sirirat.j@wynnlogs.com www.wynninterlogistics.com

  1. 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 OC may prepare them at the rate $100/pair of scull, $120/pair of sweep, for whole event.

  1. Transportation:

OC arranges the round trip from airport – accommodation, local transportation from the venue to hotel and also turn during the event. The transportation fee is 80 USD per person(with or without oars). The transportations from official accommodation to the venue and return are included in the accommodation fee.

  1. Accommodation and Meals:

6.1 Kantary Hotel, Ban Chang (https://www.kantaryhotel-banchang.com/) distance 20 mins to the venue

5.2 Atour Hotel,distance: 2.5km, driving time: 15 min

6.2 Long Beach Garden Hotel & Pavilions, North Pattaya (https://www.longbeachpattaya.com/) distance 45 mins to the venue


The both hotels will be the official hotel. OC prepares the fullboard meals and the transportations between the official hotel and the venue. The reservation must be made through OC only no later than 20 October 2023.

Twins-sharing room 80 USD/person/night
Single room 110 USD/person/night
  1. Visa :

All visitors to Pattaya, Thailand require a visa except citizens of countries where an exemption has been granted. An Official Letter of Invitation will be sent via email to each National Federation. Do not delay in beginning your visa process. Official Letter of Invitation requests can be made to the Organizing Committee at visa@rcat.or.th

One invitation letter will be provided for the entire team. Please keep in mind that visa should be obtained before travelling to Thailand.

There are 57 countries that have bilateral treaties with Thailand and their nationalities are granted visa exemption. Under the Visa Exemption Program and Bilateral Agreements, there are 5 countries that are granted 90 days permit to stay and 52 countries are granted 45 days stay in Thailand.

The table below shows and gives details on countries which may enter the country with and without asking for visa. Please check the detail as following picture or further details via the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand or Department of Consular Affairs via website: https://consular.mfa.go.th

  1. Accreditation:

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

  1. Organizing Committee:

For all enquiries, submission of entries and other information, please contact the Organizing Committee at the following address:

Secretary (Contact Person) : Capt. Sanitwong Wongsanit

E-mail: office@rcat.or.th, tukky1972@gmail.com, nackkie.ch@gmail.com


Welcome to Thailand for the 2023 AR U-19 & U-23 and AR Masters


Entry Form by Numbers  Deadline: 20 October 2023
Entry Form by Boat & Oars Deadline: 20 October 2023
Hotel Reservation Form  Deadline: 20 October 2023
Accreditation Officials  Deadline: 20 November 2023
Accreditation Form – Athletes  Deadline: 20 November 2023
Arrival & Departure Form  Deadline: 20 November 2023
 Final Entry Form by Name  Deadline: 20 November 2023
Entry Form (Adaptive Event) Deadline: 20 November 2023