Thessaloniki to Host World Rowing Coastal Championships



Coastal rowingThessaloniki, northern Greece, will be hosting one of the most important and prestigious sports events, the 2014 World Rowing Coastal Championships. The event, which has been organized by the Greek Rowing Federation and the Thessaloniki Metropolitan Development Agency, is expected to last three days, from October 17 to 19.

Over the last decade, coastal rowing was included in the official categories of the World Rowing Federation. The sport has been increasingly growing, since it is attractive and exciting to watch. It is estimated that more than 500 athletes from at least 23 countries have agreed to participate in this year’s championships.

According to the organization team, the coastal venue will be open on Thursday, October 16, for training, while the races have been scheduled to start on Friday, October 17, at 9am. The closing will take place on Saturday, October 18, at 6pm. Finally on Sunday, October 19, spectators will have the chance to enjoy races by “unusual crew members.”