2022 Asian Rowing Championships, 2022 Asian Rowing Junior Championships, 2022 Asian Rowing Para Championships

Event Details

2022 Asian Rowing Junior Championships

2022 Asian Rowing Championships

2022 Asian Rowing Para Championships


Pattaya-Rayong, Thailand

29 November – 4 December 2022

Asian Rowing Federation

President: Admiral Chainarong Charoenruk
Vice-Presidents: Mr. Nicholas Ee
Mr. Ho Kum Fai
Mr. Yong Nam Jin
Mr. Vahid Moradi
Mr. Chen Chunxin
Secretary General: Rear ADM Praparnpongs Pochanasomburana
Committee Chairs: Events Committee: Mr. Edy Suyono
Umpiring Committee: Mr. Takao Senda
Competitive Committee: Mr. Christopher 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)
Website: www.arfrowing.com

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

President: Adm. Chainarong Charoenruk
Secretary: RAdm. Narupon 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. Victor  Ng
Event Doctor: Mr. Mikio Hiura
General affairs: Dr. Rangsan Wongsan
Transportation/Logistic: Capt. Nopporn Theptoranee
Secretary (Contact Person): Capt. Jirames Wongsanittadech (+66 979463592)

E-mail: 2022arc.thailand@gmail.com

International Jury

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

General Introduction of Pattaya, Thailand

Pattaya and Rayong are cities in Thailand, a beach resort popular with tourists and expatriates. It is located on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, about 165-180 km southeast of Bangkok.

Just over one hour from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Pattaya and Rayong are lively beaches that draw 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 round trip from airport – accommodation at 80  USD/person, the local transportation from the hotel to the venue and also return during the event will be included in the official accommodation costing.

Official Accommodation and Meals:

Kantary Hotel, Ban chang will be the official accommodation. Bookings should be made through the Organizing Committee by 15 July 2022.

kantary hotel, ban chang

Kantary Hotel, Ban Chang

Kantary Hotel, Ban Chang

The cost of accommodation includes accreditation fee, local transportation fee and full-board meals.

Room Type Cost
Single 100 USD/person
Twins (sharing room) 70 USD/person


  • Due to the COVID-19 prevention regulations of Thailand, please kindly contact directly to the Thai Embassy located in your country for the updated information. OC: RCAT will also send the list of participants who are involved in the events to the Thai Consular Department for your convenience, nevertheless you must also contact the Embassy or Consulate directly yourself as usual. Do not hesitate to contact us for more requests. email to 2022arc.thailand@gmail.com
  • The preventive COVID -19 measures.
    1. All participants must be fully vaccinated with 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccination recognized and approved by the Thai Government and please prepare the officially approved Vaccination Certificiate from your government.
    2. Every participant must also apply “Thailand Pass” by yourself before travelling.
    3. Please be reminded if any passenger onboard the same flight who is infected with COVID – 19 and considered a close contact of a delegation member by Thailand ‘s medical unit at the airport, may not be allowed to participate as designated in the schedule above.

Please note that

The COVID-19 situation and all preventive measures can be changed and any time depending on the circumstances determined by the government policy. Any updated information will be circulated to all members for their further action.


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

Organizing Committee:

For all enquiries, submission of entries and other information, please contact the Organizing Committee at the following address:
Secretary (Contact Person): Capt. Jirames Wongsanittadech
E-mail: office@rcat.or.th, 2022arc.thailand@gmail.com

Competition Information

Date: 30th November to 4th December 2022
Competition Venue: Royal Thai Navy Rowing Center, Ban Chang, Thailand


The Asia Rowing Junior Championship will consist of the following

Junior Men JM1x, JM2x, JM2-, JM4x, JM4-
Junior Women JW1x, JW2x, JW2-, JW4x, JW4-

Event Groupings:

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

Group A Group B

The Asia Rowing Championships will consist of the following:

Men LM1x, LM2x, LM4-, M1x, M2x, M4x, M4-
Women LW1x, LW2x, LW4x, W1x, W2x, W2-, W4-, W4x

Event Groupings:

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

Group A Group B

OC will propose “Mixed Double Scull” as a demonstration event. Confirmation and further details will be released in Bulletin No.2.

The Asian Rowing Para Championship will consist of the following:

Men PR1M1x ,  PR2 M1x
Women PR1W1x , PR2 W1x
Mixed PR2 MIX 2x , PR3 MIX 2x, PR3 MIX 4+

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 double entries in the same group.

Provisional Schedule:

Please note that the official provisional schedule will be released when OC receive the entrie by number and events from MFs. Furthermore, all MFs please kindly send boat booking requirements to Swift Racing as the designated deadline.

OC may have rights to cancel the events which not enough entry or boats for participating in the Championships. In case there are less than 6 MFs participating the Championships and less than 3 boats in the race, will be cancelled.


Preliminary Entry by number is due by 15 July 2022 and Final Entry by name is due by
30 September 2022
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 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 Ban chang in December are as follows:

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

Boats and Equipment: 

  1. All boats and other equipment must comply with FISA Rules of Racing.
  2. 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.
  3. If you do not bring own boats, you should contact Swift Racing, the official Supplier for boat and oar rental, as soon as posisible. The deadline for requesting rental is 18 July 2022.
  4. Contact E-mail : boatrental@swiftracing.com
  5. The boat rental charges:

    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.

    Official Shipping Agent

    If MFs want to bring their own boats by container, please contact to:-

    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
    E-MAIL: jidapa@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.