Corporate Sponsors and Partners

Our official corporate sponsors and partners include some very special supporters of the rowing community. Whenever you can, please visit their website or stop by their booth or tent at one of our events and thank them for their support. We can’t do what we do without their support and are very grateful for it. Let them know you are, too!

National Rowing Foundation

USRowing  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.

JL Racing

USRowing is excited to announce a new, three-year partnership with JL Racing to become the organization’s Official Outfitter and Apparel Supplier through 2020.

JL, along with its partners from Wild Oar Crew, will provide full apparel kits for all U.S. national teams, training kits for the USRowing National Training Centers, and will be the exclusive apparel licensee for all USRowing official team wear and USRowing apparel merchandise.

A family-owned business, run and staffed by athletes, JL Racing has been designing, engineering, and manufacturing technical training and racing clothing for more than 30 years. Started by Joline Esparza in the early 1980s when she was training and competing for the U.S. team, JL has developed into a full-service sports apparel company specializing in customized uniforms for training and racing.

Wild Oar is a team of MIT grads, NASA biomechanics experts, and premier custom technical manufacturers working together to pioneer garment construction, technology, and textiles specifically for the rowing industry.


Thorne Research

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/.

Visit Sarasota

Soak up the sun along white-sand beaches. Treat yourself to diverse dining, enriching arts and culture, shopping districts of all sorts and natural Florida fun. In Sarasota, each moment is your own.

Order a visitors guide and discover things to do, places to see, and where to eat, shop and stay in Sarasota County. Can’t wait?  Click here to view a digital version of the guide.

Additional PDFs are found at Discover Natural Sarasota guide.

Concept 2

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, Concept2Concept2 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.

Facebook: Concept2, Rowing Inc.
Twitter: @Concept2
Instagram: @concept2inc

Croker Oars PTY LTD

crokerCroker 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.


Dreher carbon fiber parts are made from premium quality carbon fiber prepreg with all design done in-house as well as the tooling, and manufacturing. Dreher was the innovator for the adjustable oar, use of carbon in the handle, blades and shafts, and autoclaving of the shafts. Dreher led the market with the use of aerodynamic elliptical shaft, which minimizes drag in the last third of the shaft. In 2016 Dreher began offering the revolutionary tool-free adjustment on all Dreher adjustable sculling oars. This feature allows on-the-water adjustment.

The superior craftsmanship of Dreher products begins with in-depth understanding of carbon fiber and the processes in use in the construction of rowing equipment, and the biomechanics, where applicable the aerodynamics and fluid dynamics of parts to ensure the highest performance. Each carbon fiber part/product and 3D printed part used in production is designed and produced on site in New Hampshire and any mold or mandrel are designed using CAD and other related programs. Dreher strives to create life-long customers by providing them with undeniably superbly built products.


EMCOfficial housing and hotel partner for USRowing events, 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.

About Filippi

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 Filippiand 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.


For over 40 years, Nielsen Kellerman has been the most trusted, recognized, and purchased technology brand for the sport of rowing.  Based in Boothwyn, Pennsylvania, NK Sports products allow coaches and athletes to gather, view and share performance data while training and competing at the highest level.  Never satisfied, we continue to develop innovative tools to help members of the rowing community prepare for and achieve their personal best.  NK is the official electronics outfitter to the US Rowing National Team.  Made in USA.

Official Registrar


RegattaCentral, founded in 1999, is the officiaregatta_centrall 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

unitedUnited 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.


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.

Want to join our team of great sponsors and partners?

Send a quick email to:
Susan Smith, Chief Domestic Officer

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