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Greece’s Northern Beaches Top Destination for Rowers (and non-Rowers!)

I’m feeling giddy. We climb the crest of one big roller and careen into the trough of another. I’m here on the big, blue swells of the Aegean Ocean in Halkidiki, trying hard to pay more attention to my rowing instructor, and less to the cerulean swells of water surrounding me in...
Coffee for Rowers

How to order coffee while rowing in places around the world

We are not experts on whether coffee for rowers makes them go faster or just go. What we have learned over the years, is where to find great coffee around the world, and more importantly, how to order it. Whether you sip a latte before a row on the Thames, or rev up your morning...

Top 10 Rowing Club Dogs

We love dogs, especially rowing club dogs, because we have a shared love of water, rowing and clubhouses! When you row out of your club’s boathouse or if you have been to other clubs, you know that dogs can be a welcome presence for club rowers and visitors. Not only that. They...

5 Fave Things to Do on the South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand is iconic. The density of cool destinations and wild diversity within a compact area appeals to travellers from everywhere. With the wealth of lakes, rivers and coasts, it was challenging to narrow down our rowing tour options. We finally did it, selecting Otago and...
Vivien Jackson

Rowing Your World – Meet Viv Jackson, Rowing Guide

Ruth Marr, President of Rowing The World, first met Viv at a British Rowing Tour in Gloucestershire in 2014. Ruth was the only Canadian and gratefully filled a seat in a Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club (WLARC) boat. Over one of the shared dinners, Ruth and Viv discovered...
Poems About Rowing

Poetry to soothe a travelling rower’s soul

Today is the perfect day to pull out some great rowing poetry to soothe a travelling rower’s soul. In this collection, we promise nostalgic rowing references with a father, a poem about how taxing rowing can be, a twist on an old nursery rhyme, and Ruth’s own haiku. Oh no. But...
Holidays for women who row

Rowing Your World: Ladies of York

To continue with our series of getting to know rowers who row with us, we’d like to introduce the Ladies of York! On a Rowing The World trip on the Lot River, a group of women who have been rowing together for years joined us. They all learned to row as adults through York City...

Go With the Flow While Rowing in Ireland

The southeast of Ireland has a little bit of everything that Ireland is famous for, and more. If you like pastoral places, you’ll find the towns and villages here lovely and picturesque. Verdant forests and pastures flank beautiful rivers. If you like history and culture, you’ll...

17 Zinger Instagram Accounts Rowers Need to Follow

Instagram is an especially visual social space, and if you’re anything like us, it can pull you in for hours of guilty pleasure perusing stunning images and videos of rowing at sunset, rowing on glassy waters, rowing in gorgeous places, and, ahem, rowing bodies on boats....
books about the Thames

Tomes on the Thames

If you’re like us, you like to delve into books before heading to a destination or once you’ve arrived. Reading takes you to a place before you arrive, and while there, sets the scene from another time. The storied River Thames, especially, has inspired poetry, historic...
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