Happy Earth Day! The FISA 2016 Asian and Oceania Continental Olympic Qualification Regatta will be held today through April 25 in Chungju, a city in the North Chungcheong Province of South Korea on Tangeum Lake. The first South Korean rowing regatta was held on Han River in 1925. In 1962, the Korean Rowing Association was established in Seoul, just two years before sending a team to compete in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo. South Korea hosted the 2012 FISA Asian Olympic Qualification Regatta on Tangeum Lake. This is the first time for the combined FISA Asian and Oceania Continental Olympic Qualification Regatta with Olympic hopeful entries from 26 countries. Categories include M1x, LM2x, W1x and LW2x
Man-made Tangeum Lake sits perfectly poised between Chungju Dam and Jojung Dam offering calm, rowing on glass water conditions thanks to the floodgates of both dams. The venue is spectacular with a marine center accommodating the two story boathouse, enclosed grandstand seating for 1,100, finish tower, and a 2000m floating road for TV crews.