RECORDS SET IN ENTRIES FOR 2017 WORLD ROWING JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

A huge entry of 742 rowers in 258 boats from 59 countries has been received for the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships which will take place on Galve Lake in Trakai, just near Lithuania’s capital of Vilnius, from 2 to 6 August 2017. Last year Italy topped the medals table and they are sending a…

HUGE ENTRY FOR THE 2017 WORLD ROWING UNDER 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2017 international rowing season has moved on to the World Rowing Under 23 Championships with 845 athletes from 54 nations heading to Plovdiv, Bulgaria for a 19 July 2017 start. The Maritsa River venue in Plovdiv also hosted the 2015 World Rowing Under 23 Championships and will host to the 2018 World Rowing Championships….

CAPPING OFF THE WORLD ROWING CUP SEASON

The 2017 World Rowing Cup season wrapped up in one of rowing’s favourite locations, the Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland. This is the final World Rowing regatta before the all-important World Rowing Championships and it saw rowers aim to establish their position on the world level. Unrivalled at this regatta was New Zealand who won gold…

GREAT BRITAIN’S KATHERINE GRAINGER WINS 2017 THOMAS KELLER MEDAL

Rowing’s most prestigious award, the Thomas Keller Medal for an Outstanding Career in Rowing is to be awarded to Katherine Grainger of Great Britain. Grainger is Great Britain’s most accomplished female Olympic rower with five Olympic medals from five consecutive Olympic Games. These medals include gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games and then a…

OLYMPIC ROWER WINS PRESTIGIOUS FILIPPI SPIRIT AWARD

Norwegian Olympic rower Nils Jakob Hoff, a medical student at the University of Bergen, has won World Rowing’s 2016 Filippi Spirit Award. This award is for university rowers who demonstrate the core values of rowing. Hoff has won the award ahead of the biggest number of high calibre nominations in the four-year history of the…

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2017 THOMAS KELLER MEDAL

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, has opened the nomination process for the 2017 Thomas Keller Medal to the general public. The Thomas Keller Medal is the highest distinction in the sport of rowing. It is awarded to recognise an exceptional international rowing career as well as exemplary sportsmanship and legendary aspect. The public is able…

2016 WORLD ROWING AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The finalists for the 2016 World Rowing Awards read like a who’s who in the sport of rowing. The high calibre list has been narrowed down following a public nomination process which closed on 9 October 2016. The public nominations then went to the World Rowing Federation, FISA Council who selected the finalists. Finalist for…

EBU AND FISA RENEW PARTNERSHIP

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the World Rowing Federation (FISA), have agreed on a four-year renewal of all European media rights from 2017-2020 for rowing’s premier world and European events. This agreement includes the World Rowing Championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the annual World Rowing Cup series and the European Rowing Championships. The…

ROWING, CANOE AND SAILING TO DEBUT AT NIGERIA NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES

The President of the Nigeria Rowing Canoe and Sailing Federation, Admiral FBI Porbeni (Rtd) has revealed that the Federation will be making its debut at the forthcoming National Youth Games in Ilorin, Kwara State holding between the 24th to 30th of September. Buoyed by the recent qualification of Jonathan Akinyemi for the Olympics and the…

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2016 FILIPPI SPIRIT AWARD

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, has opened the nomination process for the 2016 Filippi Spirit Award for university rowers who have demonstrated the core values of rowing in his/her social, academic and sporting life. Formerly known as the Parmigiani Spirit Award, Filippi Boats has become the main sponsor in 2016. This marks the fourth year…