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Timeline of Events

Chronology Of Events for Sino Eagle Group:

sino-eagle-history-02-bwsino-eagle-history-01sino-eagle-history-03sino-eagle-history-06Founder: John (Zhangyou) Xiong.

In 1985, 38 year old John resigned from a local shipyard to start his own company - Hangzhou Flying Eagle Boat. With a desire to employ exacting craftsmanship and building skills in a highly technical but less competitive industry, John decided to enter the international water sports market building performance rowing shells.

After learning as much as he could, he started to develop his own boats. In March of 1986, his first boat was launched, which won a gold medal in April, in a a national race against 5 other imported boats.

In 1989, in the constant pursuit of knowledge and perfection, John embarked on a 2-year joint R&D venture with The Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials. During this time, OOA technologies in material composition and production techniques were refined and developed. The progressive evolvement of this technology is the basis of some of the best manufactured and performing rowing shells today.

The companies first real stand in the marketplace was made at the 1990 Asian Games, being the official supplier of 61 racing shells to the Asian Games.

In 1994 Flying Eagle division boats were exhibited at World Rowing Championship in the USA. Here, John met Klaus Filter, the then the Material Commission Chairman at FISA. The two men become friends and Klaus Filter agreed to assist in developing a new boat for Flying Eagle. In return, Flying Eagle supported FISA to supply affordable boats to developing countries, in order to help people there to have access to the sport of rowing.
Working in partnership with Flying Eagle, Klaus Filter helped the company establish a long term strategy with the aim to become the leading rowing boat manufacturer company in the industry. A Research & Development center was established within the company and US$ 3.8 million was invested in proprietary molding technologies. This resulted on the granting of 4 international patents.

In 1998, using a Flying Eagle manufactured boat, the national Ukrainian team won the championship medal at the World Rowing Championship in Koln. This was the first world championship for the company.

In 2000, a milestone was met when the Flying Eagle division of SEG became the only qualified supplier to 2004 Athens Olympic Games, making them the first boat building Asian Company in history to supply the Olympic games.

The company registered it’s first trademarked product rowing shell product - “Wudi”, which translates “Invincible” , intended for the local Asian market.

In 2005, Wintech Racing was registered as trademark.

In the continual quest for growth and improvement, in 2007, Sino Eagle Group company was established to manage the 5 subsidiary companies specialized to manufacture a range of quality recreational and commercial products.

At this same time, the Group formed a joint venture with Robertson and Caine yacht Builders of South Africa, supplying over 30 quality built and fully commissioned Leopard catamarans to TUI Marine, the worlds most recognized leader in the Yacht Charter Industry.

In 2008, the company became Official Boat Supplier for Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In 2011, our highly crafted performance shells were chosen as the official boats for the 2012 London Olympics.

On October 25, 2011 Sino Eagle USA became a registered and established entity in the state of Florida, USA. This strategic decision by Sino Eagle Group serves as an investment and testament to our commitment in strengthening our relationships with American businesses and consumers who demand the highest quality goods and services.


Sino Eagle Group specializes in a range of advanced composite manufacturing techniques and conventional quality lamination. To maintain the highest quality finished products with cost control, our specialized subsidiary divisions are geared to manufacture all of our small parts needs in-house, from anodized alloy manufacturing and composite gear construction, to carbon paddle blades, shafts, and more.