Official Corporate Sponsors and Partners
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of June 30, 2016, BNY Mellon had $29.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.7 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.
Founded in 1989 by two-time Olympic rower John Strotbeck, Boathouse Sports creates custom team athletic apparel for elite athletes. Based in the city of Philadelphia since its inception, where it manufactures over 95 percent of its products, Boathouse has earned an exclusive customer base of schools, universities and teams. Boathouse Sports continues to expand its reach as one of the fastest growing custom athletic apparel brands in the world. For more information, log onto www.Boathouse.com. Beginning October 1, 2009, Boathouse Sports became the exclusive online and event merchandising partner of USRowing.
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.
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.
Liberty Mutual Insurance helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own and cherish. Keeping this promise means we are there when our policyholders throughout the world need us most. In business since 1912 and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world. The company is the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 78th on the Fortune 500 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2014 revenue. Liberty employs more than 50,000 people in approximately 900 offices throughout the world, and offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, accident & health, commercial automobile, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, group disability, group life, specialty lines, reinsurance, and individual life and annuity products.
Liberty Mutual Insurance is the official property and casualty and life insurance partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee for the 2016 Olympic Games and 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The company also is the proud sponsor and partner of several national governing bodies, including ASA/USA Softball, USRowing, U.S. Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, USA Hockey, USA Volleyball, USA Water Polo and USA Wrestling. You can learn more by visiting www.libertymutual.com.
USRowing will donate all proceeds from its partnership with Liberty Mutual’s Affinity program (you may qualify for USRowing member’s exclusive discounts on auto and home insurance) to America Rows. Each policy sold through the Affinity partnership will help support the America Rows program, which seeks to increase opportunities in rowing for underrepresented youth, people with disabilities and people of all ages, socioeconomic circumstances and fitness levels.
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.
OpenText enables the digital world, creating a better way for organizations to work with information, on premises or in the cloud. For more information about OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) visit opentext.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.
Rudy Project designs and manufactures performance-oriented helmets, sunglasses, goggles and Rx/prescription eyewear solutions by applying advanced science, cutting-edge technology and innovative aesthetics. Designed and crafted in Italy since 1985, Rudy Project has grown quickly as a premier brand throughout North America. Along with proprietary, award-winning lens technologies including ImpactX™, Polar3FX™ and RPOptics™, Rudy Project offers unparalleled customer service backed by a Lifetime Replacement Lens Guarantee and an industry-leading three-year frame warranty.As the official eyewear and helmet partner of USRowing, Rudy offers discounts to all members in the member benefits section of www.usrowing.org. Learn more about Rudy Project at www.e-rudy.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.
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.
Based in Norwalk, Conn., WinTech Racing is a company that understands that no single purchase is more important to a rower-or a rowing organization-than buying a racing shell. WinTech Racing’s mission is to promote the growth of rowing by making it easier and more affordable to buy quality shells that improve performance at all levels. Our product is the WinTech Racing shell, designed in Germany, manufactured in China by the world’s largest and most sophisticated boat builder and delivered to you with the promise of long-term exceptional service and support. We also offer well designed and fairly priced coaching launches and trailers, a full inventory of spare parts and a comprehensive line of accessories, tools and equipment. By bringing together the resources of the global marketplace-renowned German hull designer Klaus Filter, the Flying Eagle Boat Company of China, and a group of business, engineering and rowing talents in the USA-WinTech Racing has created an organization dedicated to innovation in the manufacture and delivery of racing shells, investment in research and development to bring you the latest advances in design and technology, maintaining the best price-value relationship in the market place and providing exceptional service and support through our nationwide sales force. WinTech Racing is your complete rowing resource. www.wintechracing.com.
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 Hotel Provider
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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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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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Beth Kohl, Chief Marketing Officer