Official Corporate Sponsors and Partners
Bucket List Events (formerly Ludus Tours) provides complete travel, tour and hospitality packages to the world’s premiere sporting and cultural events, including the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Based in Austin, Texas, with another office in Rio, BLE is the Official Hospitality and Accommodation provider for several U.S. National Governing Bodies including USA Luge and USRowing.
Other events include the Masters in Augusta, Henley Royal Regatta, and Oktoberfest in Munich, among others. Founded in 2003, Bucket List Events has helped thousands of individuals, families and organizations get the most out of experiencing major sporting events. For more information, please visit www.MyBucketListEvents.com
Connect-A-Dock provides state of the art docking systems to clients around the world, specializing in floating docks for rowing and all kinds of boating and complementary accessories. Entering its 15th season serving the rowing community, customers rate Connect-A-Dock’s modular dock systems as the best available, offering benefits of exceptional stability, ease of installation and removal. For more information on Connect-A-Dock and its products, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMCVenues is a full service event, meeting and conference management company, specializing in event housing management for USRowing, other sports organizations, convention and visitor bureaus, associations and corporations. EMCVenues’ industry leading hotel reservation technology, state-of-the-art inbound and outbound call center and hotel relationships allows for convenient, hassle-free reservations with the best rates. In addition, EMCVenues has the expertise, established trust, and a dedicated, responsive staff with a commitment to customer satisfaction and attention to detail creating the ultimate housing reservation experience. EMCVenues provides comprehensive hotel contract management, pro-active inventory management, robust reporting for more effective decisions, and so much more. For more information, visit www.emcvenues.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Filippi is a manufacturer of high performance racing shells, based in Tuscany, Italy. Athletes from over 50 countries have raced Filippis and won hundreds of medals in world championship and Olympic competition since 1986. The company is an official supplier to the Italian Rowing Federation (FIC), as well as an official partner of the International Rowing Federation (FISA). It has been awarded ISO 9000 certification for outstanding quality control in manufacturing. The firm is represented in the U.S. by their exclusive agent, Elite Rowing, Inc., based in Boston.
JanSport, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1967 in Seattle, Washington, by three pioneers in the outdoor industry. Though the Company began by manufacturing and marketing world-class outdoor backpacks, today the product offering includes technical outdoor gear, daypacks, travel gear and collegiate decorated apparel, sold in sporting goods stores, college bookstores, department stores, and specialty and boutique retail locations throughout the world. The Brand has the spirit of fun and discovery represented in the Brand tagline: Discover Freedom. For more information, visit www.jansport.com.
For more than 35 years, Kinesio has been breaking ground in the fields of sports performance and certified health care specialists. The Kinesio Taping® Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. Kinesio is the original and most trusted tape of choice for the world’s elite athletes and the brand is firmly established as the global leader in elastic, therapeutic taping. Kinesio is the official training tape of USRowing. For more information, visit kinesiotaping.com.
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, Mass., has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. New Balance is the only major company to make or assemble more than four million pairs of athletic footwear per year in the USA, which represents a limited portion of our U.S. sales. Where the domestic value is at least 70 percent, we label our shoes Made in the USA. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 5,000 associates around the globe, and in 2014 reported worldwide sales of $3.3 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit www.newbalance.com.
ROWING Magazine is the sport of rowing’s only magazine, delivering monthly in-depth features, news, tips on technique and training, and the best in rowing photography. For more than 20 years, ROWING Magazine has kept its readers connected to the sport. For more information, visit www.rowmag.com.
Shimano Inc., is a global leader in rowing equipment, bicycle components, and fishing tackle. The Shimano Rowing Dynamics equipment enhances rowing performance by combining a rigid sole rowing shoe, with a “Virtual Pivot” footstretcher system, allowing the rower to maximize the power transferred to the boat. SRD is recognized and approved by USRowing, as a quick-release foot stretcher. Shimano Rowing Dynamics operations are in Irvine, California and Hanover, Massachusetts, and the Shimano Inc., world headquarters are in Osaka, Japan. For more information, visit http://rowing.shimano.com.
For over 32 years, Thorne has been dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of people worldwide by providing innovative, high-quality, research-based nutritional supplements, health diagnostics technology platforms, and the latest in medical education. As part of the partnership with USRowing, Thorne provides elite and aspiring athletes with products that have the highest level of certification, baseline nutritional level testing, educational materials, and risk protection. For more information, visit https://usrowing.thorne.com/.
Since 1976, Concept2 has been designing and manufacturing innovative products for rowing. From the first carbon-reinforced fiberglass oars to the asymmetric Big Blade, the Vortex Edge and the Skinny shaft, Concept2 has been on the forefront of rowing technology. The Model A erg was introduced in 1981; current machines are the Model D, E, the Dynamic and the SkiErg. Concept2 founders Pete and Dick Dreissigacker continue to develop and test new designs, and provide essential equipment to national teams.
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Croker Oars is an Australian based company manufacturing high quality rowing and sculling oars since 1962. Croker Oars produce a range of technically advanced rowing and sculling oars used by many national teams. The U.S. National Team is one of many successful teams using our product. For more information, visit our NEW website, www.crokerusa.com, or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CROKEROARS.
Nielsen-Kellerman, the leading manufacturer of electronic equipment for the sport of rowing, provides equipment for the USRowing National Team. Based in Chester, Pa., Nielsen-Kellerman makes such products as the StrokeCoach, which is a timer/rowing rate meter, and the Cox-Box, the coxswain’s timer/amplifier system.
Oakley, Inc. is a sport and lifestyle brand, driven to ignite the imagination through the fusion of art and science. Building on its legacy of innovative, market-leading optical technology, the company manufactures and distributes high performance sunglasses, prescription lenses and frames, goggles, apparel, footwear, and accessories. The essence of the brand is communicated through hundreds of professional and amateur athletes who depend on Oakley products to provide them with the very best while they redefine what is physically possible. For more information, visit www.oakley.com
Swift builds a wide range of boats, including racing shells, adaptive, recreational, coastal, junior and touring gigs, in addition to accessories and racking for boats and oars. Boats are built in a choice of grades/materials depending on the customers’ requirements and budget. At over 1,000 rowing boats per year, since our start in 2005 we have become one of the largest builders in the world, and have Distributors representing us in over 50 countries, which is very useful if any of our US customers need to rent boats abroad, either for FISA sanctioned events or for Royal Henley etc.
Our racing shells are used regularly at FISA World Cups and World Championships, and we are particularly proud of our success at adaptive rowing events such as the Paralympics. In the US our main base is in Jacksonville, FL, with a smaller base in Saratoga Springs, NY. Our goal is to continue to contribute to the expansion of rowing in all its forms through the supply of high quality boats at reasonable prices.
Vespoli racing shells have been leading the way for 30+ years, garnering countless victories at all levels of rowing including Olympic gold and more than 60 world championship medals. The junior women rowed the new “E” hull model to their first gold medal in the eight event in 2008 and repeated again in 2009.
RegattaCentral, founded in 1999, is the official registrar for USRowing. The business, based in Columbus, Ohio, provides online regatta and club management solutions to the rowing community. RegattaCentral’s in-house R&D, combined with its long history in rowing, ensures it meets the unique Information technology requirements found in rowing. The company’s staff is available full time, year-round to ensure all customers receive professional support. RegattaCentral is pleased to support USRowing by providing exclusive discounts to all USRowing-registered regattas and clubs.
Preferred Airline Partner
United Airlines plays an integral role in the daily operations of supporting and funding an athlete’s dream to become a U.S. Olympic or Paralympic athlete. United has proudly flown Team USA to training events, national and international competitions and to the Olympic Games for more than 30 years.
For the domestic 50 states and Canada, customers may receive a 2-10% discount, depending on the booking class, off the lowest applicable internet fare for events listed on the 2017 USRowing Events Calendar. For international travel (select code share flights on Lufthansa, Air Canada, Swiss, Brussels, Austrian and ANA permitted), customers may receive a 5 or 10% discount, depending on the booking class, off the lowest applicable internet fare for events listed on the 2017 USRowing Events Calendar. United Airlines reserves the right to restrict travel discounts during peak travel time.
How to Book: United is proud to provide the USOC and all its members access to the United Olympic Desk, with dedicated staff devoted to serving unique travel needs of USRowing members. All flights need to be booked by phone to receive this discount. The code will not be activated online. Call the Olympic Desk at 1-800-841-0460 with USRowing Tour Code. (USRowing’s four-digit tour code can be found HERE, after logging in with your USRowing membership number. The Olympic Desk will verify the event is listed on the 2017 USRowing Events Calendar. If the customer’s requested travel city/dates aren’t listed, United will book the reservation without the discount being applied and a $25 booking service fee will be charged.
USRowing also would like to thank the National Rowing Foundation for its generous support. The NRF has played a major role in the success of our national team. Working in conjunction with USRowing, the NRF supports projects and initiatives needing funding each year. National team alumni interested in supporting the U.S. teams can do by clicking on the link above.
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