A new Filippi eight racing shell has been christened at the University of London Boat Club (ULBC) in London, Great Britain. The boat was the second half of the 2013 Parmigiani Spirit Award, given to the boat club of the recipient, James Cook.
Nearly 200 competitors from 21 countries will be racing at the Sydney 2000 Olympic regatta course in Penrith at the first World Rowing Cup, with the bulk of the world's leading rowing nations in attendance.
When James Cook of Great Britain won the Parmigiani Spirit Award part of his prize was an eight crafted by Italian boat builders, Filippi.
Two-time Olympic gold medallist, Erin Cafaro of the United States has been appointed as an Athlete Role Model for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing, China.Cafaro named as YOG role model
Doha, Qatar was introduced to the sweat, tears, pain and joy of indoor rowing racing when they recently hosted the 2014 Asian Indoor Rowing Championships.
At the hands of FISA's development programme, Seville, Spain became the venue for Olympic hopefuls from rowing development countries.
A proactive stance has been taken by the World Rowing Federation, FISA, in order to reduce the risk of critical heart problems among rowers, known as "Sudden Cardiovascular Death in Sport (SCD)."
New Zealand Rowing has led the way by being the first country to name their 2014 national squad and the line up is an impressive collection of Olympic medallists and Olympic hopefuls.
An adventure is how Great Britain's James Gunn would describe coaching in the Maldives. Gunn shared his experiences with World Rowing.
Katherine Grainger’s autobiography, Dreams Do Come True (Andre Deutsch LTD, 2013) is not only a great read but also a significant addition to the few titles that feature female rowers.
All eyes were on the men's single sculls final at the 2014 New Zealand National Championships.
With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi at a close, media, athletes and fans alike have started to talk about athlete retirement and the infamous 'transition.'
The River Po near Turin in Italy has been the venue for the long distance regatta D'Inverno sul Po for the past 31 years. This year a record of 2300 participants competed in this 6000m head race.
A new era for rowing in the United Arab Emirates, UAE has begun with the first ever international rowing regatta taking place.
The inevitable question from a non-rowing, non-erging friend or relative, "so why do you do it?" Ask the 2100 competitors at this year's CRASH-Bs why they endure 2000m of full body pain and you will receive an array of responses.
Rowing has produced great and memorable individuals. The Thomas Keller Medal is World Rowing's opportunity to recognise these people and now is the time to submit your nomination for the 2014 Thomas Keller Medal.
Henrik Stephansen of Denmark topped the 27 other competitors in the most contested event at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, Korea and he did it with ruthless finesse.
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A rich rowing history and a new burst of energy has helped expand rowing in Sri Lanka with the first long-term rowing development programme now under way in two centres, Colombo and Bolgoda.
It may have taken over two decades, but persistence was the undisputed winner for 2013 in the lightweight women's single sculls. Austria's Michaela Taupe-Traer, at the age of 38, became a World Champion for the first time.