2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton

From September 23 – October 1, 2017, the World Rowing Championships, an international rowing regatta organized by FISA (the World Rowing Federation), will be held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, the only Class A course in the United States and “where world-class athletes come to compete.” In the 48 years of the event’s existence, the United States has hosted only one other World Championships, in 1994 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This weeklong event is held at the end of the northern hemisphere summer. In non-Olympic years, it is the highlight of the international rowing calendar. Rowing takes place in 26 different boat classes for both men and women.

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The 2017 World Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park have released the racing schedule for the event. Some key highlights include:

  • Competition will begin at 10:00 a.m. EDT from September 24-Septmeber 29. On September 30 and October 1, racing will start at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
  • Pending any delays, competition will conclude each day before 2:00 p.m. EDT.
  • Para-rowing races will commence on the morning of Tuesday, September 26 with  some para-rowing Finals (FINALS B) happening on Thursday, September 28.
  • The first of the major Finals (FINALS A) with medal presentations will take place  on the afternoon of Friday, September 29 around 12:15 p.m. EDT. The remaining  Finals will take place over Championship weekend, September 30 and October 1.