FISA Rule 36 Vote at the 2017 Ordinary Congress

On October 2, the 2017 FISA Ordinary Congress voted to make changes to FISA Rule 36 to encourage gender equality and participation. Delegates voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed FISA Council recommendations. This change affects World Championships boat classes (senior, under 23 and junior) for open, lightweight and para-rowing categories.

Leading up to the vote, a statement providing USRowing’s position on the proposed changes to FISA Rule 36 was posted to the website, encouraging members of the rowing community to provide feedback.

The USRowing High Performance Committee, Adaptive Committee and High Performance Director (HPD) received feedback from members of the rowing community, considered and discussed the proposed options. Both committees and HPD reaffirmed their recommended support for the USRowing delegation to vote in agreement with the FISA Council proposed changes to the program and agreed with the process and reasoning that FISA provided for their recommendation.

Click here for a brief summary of the 2017 FISA Ordinary Congress in Sarasota-Bradenton, FL.

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