Chuter honoured by FISA

Penny Chuter, a member of FISA’s competitive rowing commission and former GB coach, has been awarded a Distinguished Service to International Rowing medal by FISA – the sport’s world governing body.

Penny was a rowing trendsetter in many ways. Starting out as one of the few competitive women rowers competing internationally in the early 1960s (European Championships).

She went on to be the first female British head coach, taking up the position in 1973.

Penny joined FISA’s women’s commission in 1983 and then, in 1985, joined the competitive commission where she remained until 2006.