25.08. - 01.09. - LINZ/OTTENSHEIM, AUT

Amazing opportunity to present Austria from its best side

Austria enjoys the reputation of an excellent sport’s nation. This is not only due to numerous successes our athletes have achieved in the past, but also to many perfectly organised international competitions that have been hosted in our country.

I am happy that the 2019 World Rowing Championships offer another opportunity to present Austria through a mass sport event. Over the last decades, Austria’s athletes have always been part of the top class of rowing. So far, they have achieved nine red-white-red World Champion medals. In the recent past, our national team has proved to be on the right way, more precisely talking about Magdalena Lobing’s gold medal at the 2016 European Rowing Championships in the women’s single sculls or the gold medal of our men’s four at the 2016 Under-23 World Rowing Championships. These successes also let us look forward to 2019 from a sporting point of view.

Investment of 3.5 Million Euros

The Ministry of Sports has contributed to the hosting of the 2019 World Rowing Championships with an overall investment of 3.5 million euros, distributed between infrastructure and event organisation. I would like to express my gratitude to the Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facility Construction. Together we were able to find innovative and sustainable solutions.

Moreover, I would like to thank the organising committee as well as all sponsors and volunteers for their support prior to the event and I am convinced that we will experience fantastic World Championships in Rowing and Para-Rowing in 2019.

Hans Peter Doskozil, Austrian Minister of Defense and Sports

Right Conditions for Sporting Success

“Your life. Your sport. It’s your time!”

That’s the motto of the Upper Austrian Sports Strategy for 2025. The aim of this incentive is to motivate even more people to participate in sport – and mass sport events like the 2019 World Rowing Championships support us in its achievement. We are all winners: sport, economy, and tourism. This is why the federal province of Upper Austria has invested 3.5 million euros in the new National Training Centre for Rowing and Canoeing in Linz-Ottensheim. We want to create perfect conditions in order to celebrate sporting successes! Many thanks to everybody for the engagement prior to the 2019 World Rowing Championships.

Michael Strugl, Vice-Governor and Minister of Economy and Sports, Upper Austria

Ottensheim is looking forward to exciting World Championships

The 2019 World Rowing Championships are a big honour for me as Mayor of Ottensheim as well as for our beautiful municipality at the Danube.

I would like to thank all responsible persons of the Austrian Rowing Federation, who have made this event possible. Also, I would like to thank all contributors, who are in charge of planning, organisation, and implementation of the competition. I want to wish all the participants good luck, all the spectators a good time in our charming municipality in Upper Austria and I am looking forward to exciting World Championships!

Franz Füreder, Mayor of Linz

Horst Nussbaumer, Austrian Rowing Federation

Gerhard Wildmoser, Executive Board

Horst Anselm, Management Board

Bernd Schuhmacher, Managing Director

We are ready for the next level

It is an honour to us to announce the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria!

Over the past years, we have gained a lot of experience in hosting international rowing events and feel now prepared to take it up to the next level. With the 2019 World Rowing Championships, the most important rowing regatta after the Olympic Games is coming to Austria: Participants will here not only fight for World Champion titles, but also for quota places for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Great Community Support

We observed with pleasure how the Austrian rowing community supported the project throughout our bidding campaign #RowingIsOurPassion. Of course, this is highly motivating for our organising committee and we are sure that together we will make this event a big success.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the National Training Centre for Rowing and Canoeing in Linz-Ottensheim in 2019!