World Rowing Championships 2027

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The Rowing World Rowing Championships are set to return to the Rotsee in 2027, after a waiting period of over 20 years. The LUCERNE REGATTA Association, together with SWISS ROWING, will submit a formal application to the World Rowing Federation in June. This represents a historic opportunity for the city, which has been hosting international rowing regattas for over 120 years. In Luzern’s long history of rowing, the Rotsee has already hosted four World Championships, most recently in 2001. These would be the first World Championships on the Rotsee where all Para-Rowing titles are also contested.

The sporting significance of the Rowing World Championships 2027 is immense, as a large portion of quota places for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles will be allocated. However, under the motto “Inspire Beyond”, the 2027 World Championships are envisioned to be more than just an international elite sporting event. The event aims to bring rowing into the city center and become a rowing festival for everyone. A “World’s Village” in the city will host public viewings, award ceremonies, and a program of concerts and other cultural events.

The biggest challenges to overcome in the coming weeks are securing funding and ensuring an adequate supply of hotel rooms. The World Championships are scheduled to take place in the second half of August 2027, so demand for hotel rooms in Luzern will be very high.

Further information can be found in the official press release (German only).