2023 Asian Rowing Masters Coastal Regatta

Event Details

2023 Asian Rowing Masters Coastal Regatta

Qingdao, China

11th – 12th November 2023

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


Chinese Rowing Association

President: Mr. Tong Lixin

Secretary-general: Mr. Zhang Dan

Tel: 010-67119212

Fax: 010-67119212

E-mail: event@chinarowing.org.cn

Web: http://www.rowing.org.cn


Organizing Committee

Contactor: Fan ziyu

Tel: +86-152-2178-8980

E-mail: ziyu.fan@deepdive.org.cn

Web: http://deepdive.org.cn


Technical Delegate (ARF): Mr.Edy Suyono


International Jury

The International Jury will be appointed by the ARF Umpires Committee

  1. General Introduction of Qingdao, China

In November, Qingdao has pleasant sea breezes and a favorable climate. The event location is Tangdaowan Park, located in the Qingdao West Coast New Area.Tangdaowan Park has excellent natural conditions and a beautiful environment, featuring vast and high-quality inner bay waters. Qingdao West Coast New Area is a national level new area, also a key development area in Shandong Province and aims to create a new significant area of Shandong Province. The new area location is in the ShanDong Peninsula Oceanic Economic Zone and the Bohai Economic Rim. The people of the Qingdao West Coast New Area have a high acceptance and participation in water sports, making it very suitable for the development and promotion of coastal rowing sports. Coordinates: 35°56’39″N 120°12’25″E

  1. Competition Information

2.1 Competition Dates: 11th -12th November 2023

2.2 Competition Venue: Tangdaowan Park, located in the Qingdao West Coast New Area (No. 674 Lijiang West Road, Huangdao District, Qingdao City, Shandong Province)

2.3 Provisional Table:

2.4 Events:

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

Men : C1x, C2x

Women : C1x, C2x


Master(A/B/C/D Age Group)

2.8km Short Distance 6km Long Distance
CM1x CM2x
CW1x CW2x
CMix2x CMix4x+

Master(A/B/C/D Age Definition)

All Athlete’s age shall be old than 27.

Group A: Average age is between 27-35

Group B: Average age is between 36-42

Group C: Average age is between 43-49

Group D: Average age is old than 50

  • Coxswains are not subject to age and gender restrictions.
  • Athletes can only represent one organization when registering for the competition and must provide valid identification documents for participation and training, such as ID cards, passports, Hong Kong and Macao residents’ permits for traveling to mainland China, Taiwan residents’ permits for traveling to mainland China, etc. In case of disputes over an athlete’s eligibility, if the dispute is verified after reporting, their qualification and results will be canceled, and any awarded medals, certificates, etc., will be retrieved. Each participating team is responsible for their own registration and event entries and must strictly adhere to the regulations.
  • There is no limit to the number of boats each participating team can register. Each athlete is limited to entering a maximum of 2 events, and each team may register up to 3 substitute athletes.
  • Each athlete can only register for one long-distance event.
  • In mixed-gender events, female rowers must constitute no less than 50% of the crew.
  • Coxswain weight follows the relevant rules of the World Rowing Competition.
  • Each participating team must wear uniform competition attire, and each athlete’s name in Pinyin should be printed on the front of the competition attire.

2.5 Entries

  • Teams should be organized on a national/club basis, There shall be no limit on entries of club crews per national federation, but entries must be submitted through the national federation concerned. Entry is due to 26 October 2023.does not charge an entry fee.
  • All participants must provide medical certificates from hospitals of Level Two or above to prove their physical health.
  • Each team can register 1 team leader, 3 coaches, 1 team doctor, and an unlimited number of athletes participating in multiple events (multiple events should follow the competition schedule
  • 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
  • Three hours before the pre-race joint meeting and team leaders’ meeting (draw), each participating team must make final confirmation of their team’s event entries and roster. After the draw confirmation, participating teams are only allowed to withdraw from races or make substitutions due to injury (meeting age group criteria, with a medical certificate, and considering the replacement athlete’s participation in multiple events), but changes to categories or events are not allowed.
  • If there is only one boat registered for a particular event, that event will be canceled.

2.6 Competition Rules

  • The competition will follow the latest competition rules of the International Rowing Federation (FISA) and the specific competition regulations of this event.
  • This event will use a one-time final format, and all 2.8-kilometer and 6-kilometer race events will take place on the sea. The starting and finishing points of the races will be on the sea.
  • This event will use shared boats and oars provided by the Organizing Committee. The boats and oars used by each participating team will be assigned through a random draw by the Organizing Committee.
  • All participating boats must register at the check-in area before going into the water, and they should also report to the check-in area after the boat members have gone into the water.
  • Coxswains must undergo weigh-ins 1-2 hours before the race.
  • The starting line can accommodate a maximum of 12 boats departing simultaneously.
  • In order to be ranked in the final results, all athletes must complete the entire race course following the correct direction specified by the Organizing Committee. Athletes who fail to complete the entire designated course set by the Organizing Committee will not be included in the rankings, and their race results will be recorded as DNF (Did Not Finish).
  • Penalty buoys will be placed at suitable locations on the sea course. Athletes who violate the competition rules, regulations, or cause significant interference to other participating boats may be subject to penalties determined by the referees. They must complete the penalty buoy round before reaching the finish line.
  • In the event of adverse weather conditions or other circumstances that affect the safety of athletes and officials on the water or the fairness of the race course, a decision to postpone, reschedule, cancel the race, or change the race course may be made after consultation with the Chief Umpire and the Organizing Committee.

2.7 Weather

The past average weather conditions in Qingdao in November are as follows:

Average daily maximum air temperature(°C) 13°C
Average daily minimum air temperature (°C) 19°C
Average relative humidity(%) 76%
Average monthly rainfall(mm) 7.4
Predominant wind direction South Wind
Average wind speed 2.6m/s
Maximum wind speed 15m/s
Average Wave Height 0.1m
  1. BOATS & equipment

The Organizing Committee provide international quality boats and sculls suitable for men and women for Pool Boat and Pool Oars in each event. Teams are not allowed to bring their own boat and oars. All teams shall use the free boats and oars provided by the Organizing Committee.

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

3.1Indicate proposed boat rental charges (USD/per boat /per day)

Coastal Solo (C1X) Free
Coastal Double Sculls (C2X) Free
Coastal Coxed Quadruple Sculls (C4x+) Free 
  1. Transportation

Pick up/drop off(Qingdao Jiaodong International Airport)

Airport to the event venue, approximately 62 kilometers, with an estimated travel time of about 1 hour

Price: 30 USD/person

If you need to pick up/drop off, please send the information form to the organizing committee before October 26, 2023

  1. Accommodation and Meals

Here are the official recommended hotels. Booking should be made through OC before October 26, 2023. Please send the reservation form to the OC

5.1 Qingdao Carnival Hotel,distance: 1km, driving time: 5 min

1158 West Lijiang Road,Huangdao District,Qingdao, China

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

6 Taihangshan Road, Huangdao District, Qingdao, China

The both hotels will be the official hotel. OC prepares the full board meals and the transportations between the official hotel and the venue. The reservation must be made through OC only no later than 1 November 2023.

Hotel Carnival Qingdao

Twin-room Sharing(3 meals per day) $ 90 (USD/person/day)

Atour Hotel Tangdaowan(meals:simple boxed lunch)

Twin-room Sharing(3 meals per day) $ 65 (USD/person/day)

  1. Visa:

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 :http://www.visaforchina.org

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

travelling to China.

  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) : Fan Ziyu

E-mail: ziyu.fan@deepdive.org.cn

  1. Related Events:
  • 2023 Asian Rowing Coastal Masters Regatta event press conference

18:30-20:30 PM on November 9th, 2023

  • Rowing Culture Square (the seaside square surrounding the event venue)

Participation: brand(sponsor) representatives, international and domestic event participants, and others

  • 2023 Asian Rowing Coastal Masters Regatta Opening Ceremony

08:00-09:30 am on November 11th, 2023

  • Event related fan activities Sports and Culture Market, 2023.11.09-12

08:30 am-05:30 pm on November 09th to 12nd

Experience many fancy sports, and experience different ways of exercising

  1. Track planning and road map (planning schematic, high-definition satellite shooting)

Short Distance: 2.8KM(Start/TP1/TP2/TP3/TP4/Finish);

Long Distance: 6.0KM(Start/TP1/TP2/TP5/TP6/TP7/TP8/TP9/TP4/Finish)

Welcome to China for the 2023 Asian Rowing Masters Coastal Regatta


Preliminary Entry Form (AR Masters) Deadline: 26 October 2023
Hotel Reservation (AR Masters) Deadline: 01 November 2023
Arrival and Departure (AR Masters) Deadline: 01 November 2023
Final Entry By Name And Boat (AR Masters) Deadline: 01 November 2023
Visa Application Form (AR Masters) Deadline: 01 November 2023
Accreditation Form-Athletes (AR Masters) Deadline: 01 November 2023
Accreditation Form-Officials (AR Masters) Deadline: 01 November 2023