Rowing Ireland is delighted with the announcement that the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships will be going ahead this year.

Following extensive discussions with all key stakeholders, the World Rowing Executive Committee has verified that the preparations of the Organising Committee (OC) of the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships, Plovdiv conforms to the World Rowing requirements for 2021 regattas and have confirmed that the regatta will take place from 11-15 August 2021. 

Rowing Ireland’s High-Performance Director, Antonio Maurogiovanni said, “We are excited that the Junior athletes will get the opportunity to compete at the 2021 World Rowing Junior Championships this year. Last year, there was only a European Championships and our athletes missed out on an opportunity to represent Ireland at a World Championships.

The Junior athletes’ experience in preparing, training, and competing at these events is significant to their development as they progress to U23 and Senior Level. The junior athletes and their coaches, clubs, families and supporters can now look forward to the World Championships in August.

I look forward to seeing our young U19 rowers show good numbers on the ergo test as a first step for the National Selection Process.

I want to thank World Rowing and the Organising Committee for ensuring that this competition goes ahead in a safe and competitive environment.”

World Rowing and the Plovdiv OC continue to monitor the covid-19 situation in Bulgaria and the latest recommendations from the WHO and local health authorities. Any further updates will be communicated to the Member Federations directly.