On June 21 2015 a big opening ceremony was held in The Roman Theatre of Plovdiv and the Minister of Sports Krasen Kralev and the Mayor of Plovdiv Ivan Totev declared the World Rowing Under 23 Championships open. The official start of the championships was marked by the Treasurer of The World Rowing Federation Mike Williams
The opening ceremony begun with the song “Eto Zatova Grebem ” (This is why we row), performed by the Bonchevi sisters and Deepzone Project.
More than 60 volunteers took part in the ceremony.Dancing in a choreography which resembled rowing, they carried the flags of each country which participates in the championships.Besides them, in the ceremony took part the singers from “Detska Kitka” Choir and “Stefka Blagoeva” Girlchoir.
The racing will begin on June 22 (Wednesday) and end on June 26 (Sunday).In the championships will participate 9 Bulgarian racing boats and a total of 28 Bulgarian rowers.As a whole, in all of the rowing races will race more than 300 racing boats and all of the people from the delegations will outnumber 1500.