Greetings

Oldřich Bubeníček

Dear friends,
After two major tests in the form of May‘s European Rowing Championships and August’s ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships, next year will see a further important event at the Račice Labe Arena; the 2018 World Rowing Junior Championships.
I am confident that the Czech crews and individual rowers will rise to the challenge of international competition and land a few medals from the Račice rowing channel and that we will see as many Czech flags as possible flying over the Labe Arena. The numerous major events it has hosted demonstrate that Račice is perfectly prepared and able to provide comfortable conditions for both competitors and spectators. It is therefore no surprise that the two largest events held here this year are part of the programme Ústí Region Family Silver.
I’m sure it will be an entertaining event for spectators in the stands and I wish all competitors a favourable following wind.

Oldřich Bubeníček
Governor of the Ústí region

Jiří Kejval

Dear rowing friends,
In the Czech Republic rowing has experienced a renaissance in popularity in recent years, which is in part due to the success of our
rowers on the international stage. As a result of this we have been able to attract many more young people to the sport of rowing and have
upgraded and improved rowing facilities across the country. We hope and believe that success will continue to breed success. It will therefore be a great pleasure for us to welcome the young generation of international rowers to Račice near Prague for the World Rowing Junior Championships. Based on previous experience hosting major championships here, I am confident it will be a well-organised and memorable regatta that will showcase the future of our sport and be followed enthusiastically by the public.

Jiří Kejval
President of the Czech Olympic Committee

Dušan Macháček

Dear rowing friends,

On behalf of the Czech Rowing Association, we are looking forward to next year when we will be welcoming your national teams to the
2018 World Rowing Junior Championships. The Championships are being held in Račice, a traditional rowing venue in the middle of Europe.
The European Rowing Championships 2017 were held with great success at Racice and were the latest in a series of top international rowing championships held here (1986, 1992, 2002, 2009, 2010 and 2015). Now, once again, our experienced Organising Committee is working hard to prepare the perfect conditions for next year. I look forward to welcoming you to our great venue in Račice next in August 2018.

Dušan Macháček
President, Czech Rowing Association

„I remember feeling bad for the crews we rowed against. I knew how hard we had trained. I knew before they did, they would lose this race.“
Bob Valerian