Organising a rowing event from the magnitude of a world championship requires teamwork, dedication and love for the sport of rowing. The Plovdiv team of experts already has 3 major international rowing events behind their backs – the 1999 World Rowing Junior Championships, the 2011 European Rowing Championships and the 2012 World Rowing Senior and Junior Championships that took place on the same venue in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The Organising Committee’s stakeholders also include the Plovdiv Municipality, the Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Bulgarian Rowing Federation – all working together for another successful celebration of the rowing sport.



The organising committee is established with an Honorary Committee and an Organising Committee.

Contact can be made with the organising committee by:

Postal Address:

9, Georgi Tringov str.

4003 Plovdiv,


Telephone: +359 32 908 900

Contact name: Daniel Hristov

Mobile: + 359 894 322 282

Fax: +359 32 908 901

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: WWW.WRU23CH2017.COM


Chairman (English)

Ivan Popov

Race Director (English)

Rumyan Hristov

Secretary General (English)

Daniel Hristov

Host Broadcasting (English, Russian)

Metody Manchenko

Secretary/Accommodation (English)

Evgeniya Hristova

Accreditation (English, Dutch)

Marijana Yankulova

Catering and Food Services (English, Russian)

Ekaterina Kovacheva


Media (English)

Nayden Todorov


Media (French)

Mihail Vanchev


Transport (English, Spanish)

Rosi Genova

Ceremonies (English)

Slavka Ivanova

Spectator Services and Information (English)

Isabella Gospodinova

Information Centre (English)

Viktoria Yordanova

Health & Safety (English)

Asen Shumkov M.D.

Rescue Service (English)

Zlatko Iliev

On-water Facilities (English)

Todor Stoilov

NTOs (English)

Stefka Madina


Mayor Plovdiv Municipality (English)

Ivan Totev

Deputy Mayor "Sport, Youth and Social Activities" (English)

Georgi Tityukov


President (English)

Svilen Neykov

Secretary General (English)

Violeta Ninova






Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and an administrative centre of Plovdiv County. It is situated in the Upper Thracian Plain (Gornotrakiyska Nizina), on both banks of the Maritsa River.
The population of the city is about 350,000 people.
The climate is transitional–continental with mild winters and hot summers. The average temperature in January is +1°С, the average temperature in July is +24°С. The town in its present appearance was built around seven hills – the hills of Plovdiv (Plovdiv Tepes) which are an inseparable part of the city’s history.

Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe – the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC.
The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and a cultural and economic centre of southern Bulgaria. There are many accommodation options here – from luxurious hotels to hostels. The main street of the city offers excellent opportunities for entertainment and shopping; the restaurants options are numerous.

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World Rowing Championships
9-16 September 2018
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

U23 championship

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For general information about the event, including registration, please contact us at:
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  +359 32 908 900
 +359 32 908 901
Plovdiv, Bulgaria