VENUE AT LAKE BLED
The venue for 2020 world rowing, senior, under 23 junior championships is at Olympic Rowing Center in Bled. It was completely renovated in 2010 for the 2011 World Rowing Championships. It offer excellent conditions for big sports events.
Olympic Rowing Center is a walking distance (15 min) from the city center. Shuttle will be available during the world championships.
- Changing rooms for women and men
- Gym and warm up area
- Storage area/drop off area
- Medical room
- Catering area
- Information Office
Rowing Club Bled
Let’s meet up in our little corner of paradise!
We have probably the most beautiful rowing course in the World
THE ROWING COURSE IN THE CENTRE OF BLED
The Rowing Course on Lake Bled is in an amazing and quite unique position. The centre of the town of Bled, all the entire infrastructure, hotels, restaurants and shops are situated on the lake shore itself as well as around the Rowing Course. Participants will be able to access the Rowing Course as well as all the other places of interest within walking distance.
The competitors start their race to the finish line with a stroke of their oars in the heart of a tourist venue, literally under the balconies of the luxurious hotels and coffeehouses, which is definitely very pleasant for the athletes and attractive for the viewers.
The unique island in the middle of the lake with the church is the bulwark and acts as a boundary to the course and, at the same time, a viewpoint of the course and the competitions.
The fact that Bled Castle is watching over the lake and the course from a mighty rock is soothing. And it is also practical as it offers a magnificent view of the entire rowing course – from start to finish.
THE LAKE IS FAIR TO ALL
The winds do not affect the rowers selectively, the lake doesn’t have large tributary streams and it also doesn’t have any currents. The water is still and very rarely choppy.
- WITH 2,120 METRES IT IS IDEAL FOR ROWING COMPETITIONS
- A NATURAL COURSE SITUATED IN THE LAKE BASIN –
- ENABLES THE ARRANGEMENT OF SIX ROWING COURSES IN THE HEART OF THE TOURIST GEM
- THE WALLS OF BLED CASTLE OFFER A MAGNIFICENT VIEW OF THE COURSE FROM START TO FINISH
A UNIQUE ROWING EXPERIENCE ON AN EMERALD GEM AT THE HEART OF THE JULIAN ALPS.
THE TRADITION OF ROWING EVENTS AND THE MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE
The Slovenian rowing tradition has been crowned with the successful organization of the European and World Championships and the World Cup competitions at Lake Bled. Bled hosted the World Championships in 1966, 1979, 1989 and lastly in 2011. In the last decade World Rowing Cup I took place in 2010 and 2015 and most recently the World Rowing Masters Regatta in 2017.
The organization of top-level regattas has contributed to the expansion of the sports facilities, the new finish tower, the grandstands and the boathouse have also been renovated in 2010.
Today, the Bled Rowing Centre is one of the best in the region.