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Always Nerve-Racking

It is often nerve-racking to start something new. Our Magical Lago Maggiore trip is not exactly new, having run successfully last year. But our June 2018 trip was new in two ways. It was our first ever women’s only trip, plus for the first time it was led by our wonderful...

Water vs. Water Bottle

❌We no longer want to be a part of the problem❌ We do not supply single use plastic bottles to our rowers anymore. And for every person who registers between now and May 1st for our Cape Wildflowers Rowing & Hiking trip (link in bio), we will donate 25£ to @RowZambezi. Get...

Let’s Do It for the Reds, Whites and Blacks

You may not have noticed this before, but wine and rowing have a boatload of similar terms. Letting a wine breathe, for example, is the process of opening wine up by introducing air, thereby improving the wine’s character. Taking oxygen deeply into our lungs to breathe...

How Different, Exactly, is Coastal Rowing?

You are a flatwater rower intrigued by coastal rowing. What is this mountain biking of rowing? Swedish Olympic rower Lassi Karonen who rowed at the 2013 World Rowing Coastal Championships is quoted on the World Rowing website: “The similarity (with flat-water rowing) is the...

Living for the Weekend

SPECIAL OFFER! Our Five for Five special offer applies to all weekend – bring four of your rowing friends to enjoy 5% off! Do a little crew or club bonding with rowing travel. This is a reminder, right now, for those of you who are working too hard, that you need to change...

Rowing for Truffles

Truffles are an exquisite delicacy of French cuisine. Growing wild and hidden under oak trees in the south of France, they are highly prized and expensive. Professional truffle hunters use dogs and sometime pigs to sniff out this “black gold”. Finding truffles is a rare skill. It...

Taste of PEI Rowing Contest

Rowers love food. Lobsters, potatoes and ice cream define Prince Edward Island. Our new rowing trip this summer offers rowers what they love in Canada’s littlest province. It is our pleasure to offer you a little pre-trip appetizer with our Taste of PEI Rowing contest. The...

Feathering My Oars in a Most Scientific Manner: Women, Rowing and Lago Maggiore

Those words, “feathering my oars in a most scientific manner”, were written by Abigail May Alcott Nieriker in 1873, although attributed to her sister Louisa May Alcott of Little Women fame. In those days, women did not row. Or rarely.  In fact the full quote about a row on River...

More than Poppy Love

We talk about falling in love with rowing, but it’s possible too that you may fall in love while rowing! At least, that’s what happened to Jeff Ellison and Rachel Galbraith, two rowers I inadvertently led to each other even though they lived in different countries. Besides...

Why All Rowers Should Care About Coastal Rowing

Racers!  Attention! Have you ever dreamed of representing your country at the international level, maybe competing in a FISA World Rowing championship?  Think that is impossible now?  Maybe not. Coastal rowing could be the answer for you.  Read on, or if you are really impatient...