The World Rowing Championships is an international Rowing Regatta and is the biggest annual World Rowing event.
There are 22 boat classes offered at the World Rowing Championships which include both Olympic and international events. In 2002 para-rowing was integrated into the World Rowing Championships programme and there are currently 5 para-rowing events at the Championships.
In the forty-eight (48) years of the event's existence, the United States has only hosted it one time, back in 1994 in Indianapolis, IN. Twenty-three years later Sarasota-Bradenton will represent the United States as the host of the 2017 event!