Dear Sport Friends

The Russian Canoe Federation is pleased to invite you to take part in the 2016 ICF Dragon Boat World Сhampionships

In Russia a little more than 10 years ago we have only learnt about existence of such canoe discipline as Dragon Boat and have started to develop it. Now we have the honor to welcome the strongest paddlers in Dragon Boats from all over the world to the Olympic Racing Course «Krylatskoe» in Moscow.

Four years ago we have received the right to carry out this Championship. During this time the rowing and canoeing channel in Krylatskoe has completely changed: the big reconstruction of the sports complex has been made.

Now in Krylatskoe new well-equipped boatstorage with changing rooms and showers are built for the athletes, the fine 5-storeyed finishing tower with the lift and the necessary modern judicial equipment is constructed, the dining room on 300 places is opened, for the convenient approach to starting lines connecting water passes are dug between racing and warmup channels on marks of 1100 and 600 m, a new electronic indicator panel is established, the television monorail is laid on the last 200 finishing metres of a distance. We are very grateful to the Government of Moscow for their help and support in development of our sport.

“Krylatskoe” Racing Course has been host:

    • in 2009 – ICF Canoe Sprint Junior & U23 World Championship;
    • in 2010 – Canoe Sprint Juniors & U23 European Championship;
    • in 2012 – ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup;
    • in 2014 – ICF Canoe Sprint World Championship (seniors).
    • In June, 2016 the Canoe Sprint European Championship for seniors will be held here.

Welcome to Moscow! Come and be convinced what modern and comfortable the Moscow Rowing Channel has become for athletes, coaches, officials and spectators. We wish bright victories on the water, unforgettable emotions and great mood to all the participants of the competitions!

Looking forward to see you in Moscow!

Organizing committee