Virtually all the guests on our Rowing The World trips fit the definition of masters rowers. Most qualify to race in masters rowing categories D and higher, so age 50 and up. It makes sense. This demographic tends to have the disposable income and the time to travel and enjoy their favourite sport in beautiful destinations. Data from British Rowing shows that rowers in their 50s and 60s are the largest cohort of masters rowers.
It is reassuring to travel with people who not only love to row but who understand you. Ruth Marr, the company’s founder and President is a masters rower, and we do not hire guides who would qualify to row U23.
Trips suited to masters
Check out our list of rowing trips. All suited to masters. Our guests tell it best. We don’t put ages on our Testimonials, but everyone of them is a masters rower. Have questions? We are happy to answer them or put you in touch with a past customer. We provide tips to help you prepare for your trip - rowing longer distances over multiple days is different than race preparation or relaxed fitness rowing on your home waters. Take your favourite sport to new and beautiful places.
https://nksports.com/blog/what-makes-coaching-masters-rowers-different/Have you seen our post on the NK Sports Blog of Top 10 Resources for Masters Rowers? We have listed what we think is the best book written for Masters Rowers (by Volker Nolte), our favourite social media sites and podcasts and much more. There are some masters regattas, like the World Rowing Masters Regatta, where you might find us too! We also wrote a post for NK Sports about how coaching Masters rowers is different. We love sharing information and ideas. Please have a look at The Thoughtful Rower as well as the Rowing The World blogsite for more inspiration and resources.