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…

WORLD ROWING UNDER-23 CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN ROTTERDAM

Medals were awarded to 26 countries in the finals of the World Rowing Under 23 Championships at the new Willem-Alexander Baan Rowing Regatta course in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The under-23 Championships were part of the combined 2016 World Rowing Senior, Under 23 & Junior World Rowing Championships. The World Rowing under-23 Championship regatta received record…

LAND PURCHASED FOR KAFUE RIVER & ROWING CENTRE

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have taken a significant step forward with their Kafue River & Rowing Centre by funding the purchase of land on the banks of the Kafue River in Zambia. To date, joint fundraising efforts by WWF and the World Rowing community have raised…