World Rowing is celebrating 125 years of FISA (the international rowing federation) this year. Established in 1892, it went through a period of upheaval and overhaul to try and standardise craft and better organise competitive rowing. Much like we have gone, and are going, through at times in the modern era of Gig Rowing!
It’s interesting to read that rowing took the lead ahead of other sports and that the “birth of FISA marked not only a new chapter in the development of rowing, but by creating the first ever international sports federation, rowing served as the standard bearer as a new golden age of internationalism in sport was taking shape”.
To read more about the history of FISA and developments in the organisation of rowing over the past 125 years, click on the link below: