World Rowing Partners

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently-operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” was established in 2007 in conformity with Federal Law On Bank for Development” through a transformation of Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of the USSR.

Bank for Development is one of the key instruments for implementing the state economic policy aimed at removing infrastructure restrictions that impede economic growth, enhancing efficient utilization of natural resources, developing high-tech industries, unleashing innovative and industrial potential of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and ensuring support for exports of industrial goods and services.

Vnesheconombank participates in implementing projects that are of priority importance for the development of Russia’s economy, but which, for a number of reasons (huge volumes of investment resources required, complexity, long payback periods) experience resource shortage. Vnesheconombank delivers support for projects both through directly extended loans and credits, including project co-financing with other financial institutions, and by issuing guarantees and sureties.

BMW Group, is a leading manufacturer of premium cars and services. As a responsible company, BMW is proud to be a partner of World Rowing through which it can help communicate the need to sustainably-manage all fresh water resources, whether they are used for sport, agriculture or the manufacture of BMW cars.

World Rowing is proud to announce its new partnership with Parmigiani Fleurier, the Swiss luxury watchmaker of unique, hand-crafted timepieces.

Founded in 1996 by Michel Parmigiani, the brand has achieved a fully vertical and independent manufacturing potential in little over a decade. With state of art industrial quality, incomparable watchmaking knowhow and complete independence in terms of production and creativity, Parmigiani Fleurier has the means to live a watchmaker’s dream to its fullest.

FISA Strategic Alliance

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WWF and World Rowing global partnership aims to:

Set new standards in sustainable sports event management, particularly in respect to clean water
Raise public awareness of key freshwater messages
Harness rowers all around the world to take actions that will protect water

Learn more about FISA and WWF's strategic alliance here

World Rowing Suppliers

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Hangzhou Kanghua Boats is a professional Chinese manufacturer of high quality rowing boats, oars and accessories. Even though we are a new brand, Kanghua rowing boats are already being used by world-class athletes. Email: UK sales: European sales:  Website:

BBG Bootsbau Berlin - Made for Winners. Keep up to date with what's happening at BBG Bootsbau. Visit

Various kind of oars and sculls produced by BRACA-SPORT are first-quality widespread products popular with professionals, additionally we have option for recreational and children rowers too. The blade construction is completely different (including the design, manufacturing and overall performance) from the products of the other manufacturers. For further details and distribution network please visit our website:

Concept2 has been manufacturing, innovating, servicing and distributing Dreissigacker Racing Oars, the Concept2 Indoor Rower and the new SkiErg from its corporate headquarters in Vermont, USA since 1977. For further information about our products and worldwide dealer network please go to our website:

Croker Oars are a high quality Australian made product. Our carbon composite racing oars have proven their successes against the best in the world. For a finer finish every time visit

Empacher Bootswerft
Rockenauer Straße 7
69412 Eberbach a. N.

Euro Diffusions are specialists in the production of coastal rowing boats. They offer full range of coastal rowing boats (that conform with FISA regulations), that are also very stable boat for training on rivers. With 35 years of experience in production of boats, Euro Diffusions is the brand of choice of many people around the world. Each Euro Diffusions boat is a quality boat made in France. Visit their website at

Filippi Racing Rowing Boats. For further information write to and visit our web-site

HUDSON - Manufactured in London, ON, CANADA - Setting the standard; with Shark Series hull designs, Super Predator and Ultimate Super Predator construction. Be a Shark. Discover more at:

Liangjin Boat was established in 1986, is one of the oldest boat builders in China. In the past 20 years we have sent different rowing boats (from 1X to 8+) to 6 continents in the world, as well as kayaks and canoes. We will keep on making good boats and providing you good service. We are looking forward to hear from you.

Martinoli - Specialised in the production of fittings for rowing and for regatta boats olympic model. You can find us during the most important international FISA races (World Championships and World Cup).

Pei Sheng Boat is one of the largest of Chinese rowing boat manufacturer, specializing in building the best rowing boats. We have full range of molds from 1x to 8+, for racing, training and touring. Website:

Polaritas LTD was founded in 1984. Members of the Hungarian firm are high qualified technical experts. Their basic activity is research-development in water, chemical and explosion-dangerous industrial fields. The electro-pneumatic controled Starting System and Marking System for canoe-kayak and rowing race course are some of the developments and products of the company.


Shimano developed and launched rowing shoes and foot stretchers with effective use of its original technologies. How technology can contribute to sports? Shimano SRD business philosophy: to promote health and happiness through enjoyment of nature and the world around us. Feel free to visit:

Stämpfli, founded in 1896, has always been at the forefront of introducing technology andinnovation to racing boats. The development of the Stämpfli ST1 Single in anAutoclave has been the most recent confirmation of Stämpfli.

For more information please see here: or

With distributors in 41 countries and 900 boats sold in 2011 alone, Swift Racing is perhaps the biggest and certainly the fasting growing rowing boat company in the world today.  We have a full range of moulds (30 moulds) from 1x to 8+, as well as touring, recreational and adaptive boats. Our High Performance boats are suited to top level racing and our Club Performance are ideal for training, general club use, and recreation. We offer various rigger options, and a growing list of accessories. For more information please see here:

WinTech Racing is the worlds largest rowing shell manufacturer, located in China.  We have dealers located around the world to provide you with high quality racing, recreational and adaptive shells, launches and rowing accessories.  You can find us at or your next regatta.

Official Service Providers

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JSA Sports Marketing Agency is a Russian company which specialises in the development of sport projects.

As an official partner of the World Rowing Federation, also the VTB United League and the Russian Dance Sport Union, we offer an integrated sport marketing platform that amalgamates interests of sport and brands.

Our agency has a quality-proven experience in staging and managing international sport events in Russia. We provide a full range of services starting from pre-event planning through to post-event administration.

JSA Sports Marketing Agency enjoys a successful, long-term relationship with World Rowing, sharing its core values and goals.

Cravens is a creative marketing agency which offers innovative brand strategy, digital marketing, design and advertising. We generate consumer response and attitudinal change through powerful ideas. We are thrilled to be working with World Rowing to help energise the brand through new design and engaging digital

Solution Sports and Events

With more than 25 years of experience and a vast range of modular and truck mounted screens, SUPERVISION has served rowing spectators since 1998. Come and take a look at our latest design mast units during the next Rowing World Cup and the World Rowing Championships!
Swiss Timing is the data service provider for the FISA World Rowing Championships and the Rowing World Cup.

Licencing Partners

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New Wave has been developing and producing functional rowing clothing since 1988. It has also been the FISA Merchandising partner since 1991.

Joyforce is World Rowing’s Official Licensee for the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, in the territory of Korea. Joyforce was established in 1996, since when it has grown to become Korea’s leading company in the production and sale of licensed products in the sports sector. The experience it has gained in other sports, such as football, F1, baseball and many others, will now be brought to bear for the benefit of World Rowing.

Broadcasting Partners

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European Broadcasting Union is the European Broadcast Partner for the FISA World Rowing Championships and the Rowing World Cup.

Quattro Media focuses on the communication of sports, youth culture and lifestyle events and supplies media in various forms to clients world-wide in collaboration with sporting associations, event organisers, athletes and their associated media partners. The company coordinates the needs of the media industry and provides a full service, especially TV production.

Fox Australia

Sky New Zealand

CBC Television

Brazil Globosat



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