2018 World Rowing Coastal Championships, Victoria BC Canada

World Rowing Coastal Championships

WRCC 2018 in Victoria, BC, Canada will be the first time that this international championships will be held in North America. We are excited to host a prestigious event in a growing sport.

Competitive coastal rowing is a recognized rowing discipline supported by the international rowing federation (FISA), who award the right to host the annual World Rowing Coastal Championships. Since the inaugural WRCC in 2006, the event has grown from a minimum of 252 athletes representing 16 countries to a maximum of 724 athletes representing 32 countries. The average number of athletes over the last ten years is 446. Previous host cities include: Thonon, France at Lake Geneva (2017), Monaco (2016) (see video below), Lima, Peru (2015), Thessaloniki, Greece (2014) and Helsingborg, Sweden (2013). The 2019 WRCC will be hosted by Hong Kong. Coastal Rowing will be included in 2019 Pan American Games to be held in Lima, Peru, and is being proposed for inclusion in the Commonwealth Rowing Regatta.

World Rowing Coastal Championships are open to all competitors, rowing under the banner of their country. For those countries with a strong tradition of coastal competitions, qualifying regattas may be held to determine who attends to represent their country. In the case of some countries, just registering to compete might make you the national team! Depending on the number of registrations, qualifying races may be run on the Thursday before the heats begin on Friday.

We encourage all rowers, including those with little coastal rowing experience, to join us on Bazan Bay at Tulista Park in Sidney for an exciting WRCC 2018

Contact us

Renting a boat: rentaboat@wrcc2018.com
Media Inquiries: media@wrcc2018.com


Rowing Association
5100 Patricia Bay Highway,
Victoria BC V8Y 2T6
Contact Person
Brenda Taylor: askus@wrcc2018.com
Press Officer
Nancy Russell: media@wrcc2018.com