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FISA provides support for developing rowing countries during events. Below you will find information about development activities at major events.

2018 Development Events Bulletin


More Information on development support for 2018 will be posted here when available.




The FISA Development Programme distributes equipment in close cooperation with our equipment supplier partners.

National Federations who are classified as ‘development nations’ can contact FISA to request possible equipment subsidies and other support through Active Development Partners. FISA also works with partner federations to create exchanges between different national federations when possible for equipment and maintenance.

For more details, please send an email to


Development Activities

There are many sorts of rowing around the world. Each country, city and culture is different. FISA has a customized approach in order to best develop the rowing community in each place. For an overview of our development projects please see below:

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For additional information on some projects, please check these e-Magazine articles.

Olympic Solidarity

Olympic Solidarity’s aim is to organise assistance for all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), particularly those with the greatest needs, so that they can develop their own structures to favour the expansion of sport in their country.

There is support for athletes, coaches and the promotion of Olympic Values.

How Can I Help?

FISA works with a variety of partners to bring development projects to different nations and regions. The coaches and officials who work with us are registered through their national federations. At the moment we have a complete team.

If you would like to support a development project (in)directly or financially, please send an email to

Getting Started

The development of rowing is a challenge. This section covers topics on how to get started on running a successful rowing club, federation, training group or other fields.

This section is dynamic: information will be added or updated. Expect to find articles (eventually) on accessing funding, creating links with schools, welfare and safeguarding, safety auditing, selecting and testing rowers, anti-doping policy, running competitions, equipment maintenance and coach training.

If you have suggestions on other topics to be covered, please let us know via