For the second year running, FISA announces that it is time to send your nomination for the Parmigiani Spirit Award to the organisation. This Award is open to current university students worldwide, who study full-time and row regularly for a university rowing club, and who, FISA writes on its web site, ‘has demonstrated the core values of rowing in his/her social, academic and sporting life, and, through these values, also enabled or inspired exceptional success in other people’s lives – for example in education, business, sports or charity’.
The winner of the Award will receive a hand-crafted watch by the Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier and the rowing club of the winner will be presented with a custom-made new Italian Filippi racing eight. For rowers in some countries (such as the United States where NCAA regulations apply), the awards will be adjusted to conform to national eligibility regulations.
Each nomination must be made by two of the nominated rower’s teammates, supported by the rowing club and endorsed by the university. Only one member may be nominated from each club. The winner will be awarded a Parmigiani Tonda 1950 watch. The Tonda 1950 has a white gold case surrounding an elegant white grained dial and a Hermès alligator strap. This model is suitable for both women and men.
In a statement Jean-Marc Jacot, CEO of Parmigiani Fleurier SA, said: ‘Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to support rowing and its exceptional spirit around the world. This partnership between an Haute Horology watchmaker and FISA is a unique way to reaffirm the values shared between us. Both of us are dedicated to a unique goal: reaching our personal objectives and breaking the limits with our partners.’
Nominations will close on 30 June 2014.
Submit your nomination here.
Last year’s winner was James Cook of Great Britain.