FISA CONGRESS VOTES FOR GENDER EQUALITY ACROSS ALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, 2017 Ordinary Congress was held following the successful conclusion of the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA. President Jean-Christophe Rolland opened the Congress and presented medals of honour to the representatives of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Randy Benderson for his work to create the venue and Paul Blackketter for…

WORLD ROWING AND WADA PROMOTE CLEAN ROWING AT 2017 WORLD ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, and the World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, are working together to promote clean sport by delivering the latest instalment of WADA’s Legacy Outreach programme (Legacy Outreach) at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton, USA from 24 September to 1 October 2017 FISA Athletes Commission Chair Lenka Dienstbach-Wech spearheaded the concept…

TIME TO NOMINATE FOR THE 2017 FILIPPI SPIRIT AWARD

The World Rowing Federation, FISA, is pleased to announce that the nomination process for the 2017 Filippi Spirit Award is now open. The Filippi Spirit Award is open to university students who, through the core values of rowing, have inspired exceptional success in other people’s lives in education, business, sport or charity. To recognise the…

LARGEST-EVER ENTRY AT WORLD ROWING MASTERS REGATTA

A record 4,700 masters rowers are heading to Bled, Slovenia for the 2017 World Rowing Masters Regatta. This record number of competitors demonstrates the continued growth of masters rowing witnessed in recent years and in Bled they will represent 860 rowing clubs from around the world. There are over 6,000 boat entries which make up…

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…