World Rowing Beach Sprint Qualifiers for World Beach Games 2023 and 2023 Asian Rowing Beach Sprint Championships

Event Details

World Rowing Beach Sprint Qualifiers for World Beach Games 2023 and 2023 Asian Rowing Beach Sprint Championships


Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Thailand


25th –30th April 2023

World Rowing

President: Mr. Jean-Christophe Rolland
Chair, Coastal Rowing Committee: Ms. Guin Batten


Chair, Umpiring Committee: Mr. Patrick Rombaut
Chair, Events Committee: Ms. Eva Szanto

Continental Representative – Asia: Ms. Fay Ho Kim Fai


Asian Rowing Federation

President: Mr. Chen Chunxin

Senior Vice President: Ms. Fay Ho Kim Fai

Vice-President: Mr. Semun Oh

Mr. Vahid Moradi

RAdm. Praparnpongs Pochanasomburana

Mr. Masakuni Hosobuchi

Executive Director: Mr. Liu Dehai

Committee Chairs:

Mr. Edy Suyono

Mr. Takao Senda

Mr. Sanitwong Wongsanit

Mr. Abdul Malik bib Abdul Ghani Mr. Seung-Hoong Han

Mr. Girish J Phadnis

Mr. Mikio Hiura

OC Office Tel: +86-10-67109281

E-mail: (official)



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

President: Adm. Chainarong Charoenruk

Secretary: VAdm. Narupon Kirdnak

Address: The Rowing and Canoeing Association of Thailand (RCAT)

18th Floor, Chalearmprakeat Building,286 Sport Authority of Thailand Ramkhamhang Rd. Huamak, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240

Tel: +66 2170 9235

Fax: +66 2170 9236




Organizing Committee

Chairman: Adm. Chainarong Charoenruk

Vice Chairman: VAdm. Narupol Kirdnak

Capt. Wiwat Kwansungnern

Venue Manager: Capt. Norrapat Ta-In

Competition Manager: Dr. Tanormsak Senakham

Technical Delegate: Mr. Chris Perry

Event Doctor: Mr. Mikio Hiura

General affairs: Dr. Rangsan Wongsan


International Jury:

World Rowing and ARF have appointed the following members for the event Jury: –

President of Jury: Members:

Mr. Koji Kumamoto (JPN)

Kwok Keung Cheung (HKG)

Jae Hyung Kwon (KOR)

Dong Hoon Kay (KOR)

Muhamad Assydiq (INA)

Angela Pochanasomburana (THA)

Rupam Karmkar (IND)

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 165-180 km southeast of Bangkok. Located around one and a half hours from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Pattaya always presents lively beaches and fantastic scenery that attracts 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 visit. 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 – official accommodation at 40 USD/person with shuttle van or bus. The local transportation from the hotel to the venue and return during the event will be included in the official accommodation costing.


Official Accommodation and Meals:

D Varee Jomtien Beach and Bay Beach Resort, Pattaya will be the official accommodation. Bookings should be made through the Organizing Committee by 15th March 2023.

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



Please kindly contact directly to the Thai Embassy located in your country as early as possible for updated information. OC and 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.

Please email your requests to



All Individuals (Jury, Team Officials & Participants) are requested to email passport copies and your passport-size photograph (JPEG file) 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. Sanitwong wongsanit (Tukky)

Please also send a copy of all correspondence and entries to the ARF Office at

Competition Information

Dates: 25th to 30th April 2023
Competition Venue: Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand


The World Rowing Beach Sprint Qualifiers will consist of the following events:

Open CM1x, CW1x and CMix2x

The 2023 Asian Rowing Beach Sprint Championships will consist of the following events:

Open CM2x and CW2x
Junior CJM1x, CJW1x, C JM 2x, C JW2x and C JMix2x


Provisional Schedule:


Important Notes:

The final official schedule will be released when OC has received entries by number. The OC shall have the right to cancel events where there are insufficient entries.
Teams are strongly advised to study the racing format for Beach Sprint competition where Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final races in each event are run back-to-back within a short time frame (~1 hour). Teams are therefore strongly advised to consider carefully before making double entries. No changes to the timetables will be made to accommodate crews doubling up. No athlete should be entered in more than 2 events.



Preliminary Entries by number are due by 15th March 2023 and Final Entries by name are due by 1st April 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 passport copy, 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 are as follows:


Boats and Equipment:

5.1: All teams must use the standard pool of boats provided by the OC on a shared basis. Teams may not 5.2 use their own boats.
5.2: All boats will be set to a “Standard Rig” according to the rules of Beach Sprint. Only the foot stretchers may be adjusted by teams prior to racing.

5.4: All boats and other equipment will be provided by OC and official boat supplier, Swift Racing.

Each team is highly recommended to bring their own 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, the rate is $100/pair of sculls for the duration of the event.