The 500 free copies ran out within a few days of the publication of the form to request them.
You can always browse the 2023 calendar online to see our innovations and successes that we have selected to accompany you through the new year.
Here is an excerpt from the first pages:
“On paper, 2022 was a post-Olympic year and a period that usually means a break for most top-level rowers across the world. For many though, the last 12 months was a chance to push forward and grind out more kilometres, an opportunity that we at Filippi identified as critical to our continual commitment to our customers.
There were presentations, in exclusive locations, of the new F69 and F70 single models, the F68 double/pair and the “barchino” (FT4) for children up to 10 years, both for sea and river. There was the intuition of the metric references on all our new shells leaving the boatyard, the launch of our e-commerce site (with space dedicated to the Filippi clothing collection) and the creation of our new MAS 20 shoes, the image of comfort and safety in the boat.
Above all else though, 2022 was an important year because we managed to consolidate old and new relationships with international partners as we advance our plans for the 2024 Olympic Games. Our partnerships range from long-standing commitments to federations like France, New Zealand, Australia, Croatia, Romania, and the Netherlands to our newly founded association with the USA. It is a great honour for us to make our product available to the athletes who will represent this immense country in the run-up to Paris.
We are driving for growth and improvement, day after day, with the help of our international network of dealers and the comfort of strong results, the latter of which was consolidated in 2022. In the races of world interest, in fact, the medal table featured Filippi in around 60% of all available categories; personal highlights included our women’s and men’s eights (F42 and F49) taking gold and silver at the World Championships in Racice with Romania and The Netherlands.
Undoubtedly, the long wave we rode after success with New Zealand in the Men’s Eight at the Tokyo Olympics contributed in this sense, which was echoed last April by the worldwide and record-time success of the University of Cambridge in The Boat Race on the Thames. Sat in the seven seat of that F42 was Grace Prendergast, to whom we are linked through the historical successes of New Zealand women. Grace, after an extraordinary career, left competitive rowing in 2022 and the gratitude we have towards her and her various crew mates is something I would like to extend to all those who have chosen our coastal or Olympic rowing boats in the many fixtures proposed by the rowing calendar. We hope we have supported and served the rowing community in the best possible way. We certainly did our best.”