Two events - one passion

In 2022, the Olympic Regatta Centre in Munich will celebrate a double premiere: for the first time in its history, it will host the European Championships in canoe sprint and rowing. The ambitions of the German canoeists as leaders on the Olympic Nations Ranking are high.

The success story of the German canoeists is to be continued in the 30 medal events. But the European competition will not give up without a fight: Around 500 canoeists will ensure a thrilling competition for gold, silver, and bronze.

All medal events

K4 1,000m (m)
C1 200m (m/w)
C1 200m (m/w)

C1 200m (m/w)

The home of Canoeing

Being on the water is the territory of all paddlers – on a board, in a boat, a kayak or canoe. The trendy sport of paddling is enjoying ever-increasing popularity – white-water kayaking in particular is ideally suited for grassroots sport. There are plenty of suitable rivers throughout Europe, as well as canoe clubs and boathouses that are happy to offer advice and assistance to beginners and advanced paddlers.

Olympic Regatta Centre – the place to be

Olympic Regatta Centre – the place to be

It will be a double premiere for the Munich Olympic Regatta Centre, as the Olympic legacy venue is set to host its maiden European Canoe Sprint Championships and European Rowing Championships in 2022. Originally built for the 1972 Olympic Games, the centre has organised a multitude of events and offers world-class and fair conditions to this day. The Olympic standard course has a total length of 2,230 metres and features nine lanes for canoe sprint.

Always one boat length ahead!

Our "Back to the Roofs Letter" provides a compact summary of the most important topics concerning the European Championships Munich 2022. 

In a nutshell
 In a nutshell
 In a nutshell

In a nutshell

Canoe sprint takes place on a flatwater course and races are contested by two types of boat, canoe (C) and kayak (K). In a canoe, the paddler competes in a striding position using a single-blade paddle, in contrast to the double-bladed paddle used in a sitting position in a kayak. At the international level, the European Championships cater for four distances, 200m, 500m, 1000m and 5000m, individually and/or in teams of up to four. Each event is categorised by boat type, number of competitors per boat, gender, and race distance. For example: C2M 500m is the canoe male doubles 500m.

About the Federation

About the Federation

The European Canoe Association was born to pursue the promotion of canoeing activity throughout Europe, following the ideals and actions of the International Canoe Federation. The aim of the Association is the spreading of canoe sport throughout Europe, supporting closer co‐operation among the European National Canoe Federations.