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#ROWER OF YEAR: Sanita Puspure is the Afloat Rower of the Year for 2014. Puspure competes in the single scull, one of the most difficult of all the Olympic disciplines, yet this year she established herself as one of world's best. She took bronze in the European Championships, two hundredths of a second off silver and .28 off gold. It was a first medal for Ireland in a major Championships in a women's Olympic-class discipline. She finished sixth and seventh at World Cup regattas in Aiguebelette and Lucerne. She then closed out the regatta season with an excellent fourth-place finish in the World Championships. She showed considerable resolve to battle through a difficult semi-final and in the A Final closed to within half a boat length of third position at the finish. To top off the year she was invited to compete in the women's Great Eight at the Head of the Charles in Boston. The crew won handsomely.

Puspure took four Afloat Rower of the Month awards (October, August, June and May) in a year of good performances for Ireland rowing: Paul O'Donovan finished fourth at the World Championships in the lightweight single scull and the women's pair and double both placed well.

Rower of the Year Award: The judging panel is made up of Liam Gorman, rowing correspondent of The Irish Times and David O'Brien, Editor of Afloat magazine. Monthly awards for achievements during the year appeared on

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About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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