Chairman of ARF Rowing Development Committee, Admiral Chainarong CHAROENRUK and his team paid a visit to Phnom Penh and Cambodia during May 9th-10th. During the meeting with Cambodian NOC executive committee members, General TEM Moeun, Cambodian NOC 2nd vice president and Director General of Sport, Ministry of Education Youth and Sport Mr. OUK Sethycheat and Cambodian NOC Secretary GENERAL, Mr. VATH Chamroeun, ARF development committee group introduced the rowing sport. The Cambodia officials demonstrated great interest in becoming a national member and developing rowing sports within Cambodia. The Cambodian NOC officials will conduct further negotiation with Cambodia Canoeing Federation (CCF) after the visit. They will set up training center for rowing in the Cambodia sport center at Kampot province. Cambodian NOC officials and ARF Development committee members also discussed about how to recruit athletes and coaches as a country that never has rowing experience before and brought up the potential training opportunities in Thailand and China. This trip laid great foundation between ARF and Cambodia. Leading by President Wang Shi, all committees are working together as a team to promote the development of Rowing in Asia.
ARF President Wang Shi paid a visit to GCC 2nd Beach Game during April 2nd-3rd. It is the first time that coastal rowing entered Game level in Asia. Athletes from the Gulf Cooperation Council, namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates actively participated in this new entry. The coastal rowing event lasted for two days with double sculls in the first day and single sculls in the second. For men’s double scull, Kuwait took gold, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. For the men’s single sculls on the following day, United Arab Emirates crossing the line first, with Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia following. The addition of coastal rowing into Beach Game, called for attentions of rowing sports among GCC countries. Saudi Arabia and Bahrain set up rowing team for this game. Most rowers in Saudi Arabia’s rowing team came from kayak sport while team members from Bahrain were mostly from Navy and kayak sport. Both teams showed great interest in coastal rowing and their coaches indicated confidence that their rowing teams will become stronger in the following year. The success of this new rowing event brings hope of further rowing sport development in West Asia Region. This trip also triggered President Wang Shi’s interest in developing coastal rowing in other Asian countries and introducing the joy of coastal rowing and sculling to more water-sport lovers in Asia.
On April 11th, the Chairman of Asian Rowing Federation Mr. Wang Shi joined CCTV5+ as a guest commentary for the 161st Boat Race between Cambridge University and Oxford University on Times River. It was the first live broadcast for Chinese television station about the Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford. The broadcast started from 11 p.m. on April 11th and last until 1 a.m. the next morning. Both the men and the women crew of the Dark Blue (Oxford) beat the Light Blue (Cambridge). This year is also the first time that the women’s boat race was held in the same day and took the same course and the men crew. The triumph of Oxford rewrote the record of the boat race from 78 win for Oxford to 79 win and 28 win in the women's boat race to 29 win. However, the Cambridge Crew still holds the record of total 81 wins in the boat race since 1829. The whole race was hard and exciting and Oxford Crew finished 6.8km and winning Cambridge Crew by 20 seconds in a time of 17:34. Note: All the broadcasters that conducted live broadcast of boat race this year.
World Water Day: A Combination of Rowing Sport and Environmental Protection ——Alxa SEE Ecological Association and Asian Rowing Federation Joined Hands Together on the World Water Day Forum 22nd March, Shanghai, the well-known environmental protection institution in China, Alxa SEE (Society of Entrepreneur and Ecology) held a public benefit activity on the Chinese water resource named “Water and Sustainable Development Forum”. As the cooperation partner, the Asian Rowing Federation held the sub-forum “The Rowing and the Protection of the Water Resource”. The Asian Rowing Federation Chairman, Wang Shi, delivered the opening speech. The guest speakers, WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Yangtze River Conservation Project expert Jiang Yong and International Rowing Federation development advisor Ken Lee also made applause-arousing speeches. Alxa SEE Ecological Association is the first public character Institution which takes social responsibilities as its own duty, composed of the entrepreneurs, and devoted to the environmental protection. Confronting with the deteriorating water crisis, the institution appealed to everyone to pay more attention to the local mother rivers, and to take the water crisis as a big issue of concern. The forum invited more than a hundred officials and leaders from a number of organizations and institutions, including UNESCO, WWF, IPE, MCF, MAB, EDF, CECC, the H2o-China Net, the Shanshui Conservation Center, the Asian Rowing Federation and the Alxa SEE Ecological Association. The forum participants had extensive and in-depth discussions on topics such as the trends of Chinese water management policies, water and the sustainable development of the enterprise, the operating status quo and prospect of the application of PPP in water resource management, the water strategies of the enterprise, and the enterprise and the public welfare concerning the water, etc. Sports and environments are both indispensable parts of human being’s health and survival. The alliance achieved between sports and environmental protection this time represents not only the promotion of rowing that brings people closer to the water, but also an embodiment of the unity of man and nature. Sports represent the health and the sustainable development, so does the environmental protection. Hence in its nature, to promote the sports and the environmental protection are for the same goal, namely, the common course of the development of human health. Following the Strategic Alliance Agreement signed in Shanghai on 15th, March, here at the forum the ARF and the WWF accomplished another cooperation between sports and environmental protection. What is noteworthy is that the leading role this time is the Chinese entrepreneurs’ environmental protection institution —— the Alxa SEE Ecological Association. And it is this institution that provides with the first solution. The ARF Chairman, Mr. Wang Shi, also an accomplished entrepreneur, announced that, “Water sports like rowing would bring people much closer to the water, and they are among the best ways to convey the ideas of environmental protection. In the future, the ARF will promote the ideas and cases that may clear the water under the pressure of introducing and conducting rowing races in China. And this is also the clearly chartered course for the ARF and the WWF to cooperate.” (The Alxa SEE Ecological Association, founded and sponsored by over a hundred of Chinese entrepreneurs on 5th, June, 2005, is an environmental protection institution. The membership-based non-government and non-profit institution is the first one to take social responsibilities (S) as its own duty, composed of entrepreneurs (E), devoted to protect the ecology of the earth (E). The 80 initiation entrepreneurs of the institution promised that in a consecutive ten years, every one of them would invest 100,000 every year to alleviate the dust storms in Alxa. And to take it as the start line, they would continue to commit themselves in the course to promote the harmony between people and nature, between people and society, and between people and people.)
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Lane 5Hyejong Jeon
Lane 4Ming-hui Wang
Lane 11Edwin Ginanjar Rudiana
WWF and ARF signed an agreement to form a strategic alliance in Shanghai, China on March 15th, 2015. The alliance intends to promote water sports and sustainable water resource protection and management by establishing innovative Sport Conservation partnership.