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When you can’t row …

Rowing is absolutely not an option right now in Winnipeg.  They are driving trucks on the river, it is frozen so hard.  But don’t despair.  As much as we might live to row, there is something quite magical about winter.  When you can’t row you can: Cross-country ski – we have...
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Experiencing a FISA World Rowing Tour

Every year FISA or World Rowing offers one or more rowing tours in beautiful places. Every year is a different location. Typically the deadlines to apply are in January. In 2019, tours will be held in both New Zealand in April and in Finland in July. While submitting my...
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12 Days of Rowing Christmas

Christmas is a time of giving, and in that spirit, we announce 12 Days of Rowing Christmas. Beginning 25 December, each day for 12 days we will announce a booking special from our selection of 2019 trips.  Check our Facebook page (public and visible to all, you do not need to be...
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Top 10 Travel Tips

Based on years of travelling to row, here are my top 10 travel tips – a slightly contrarian approach to planning and enjoying your next trip, whether it includes rowing or not. Buy a guidebook. Could be the physical copy or downloaded onto your phone or laptop. You could download...

How to Choose a Perfect Rowing Trip

You love to row, and the idea of enjoying your favourite sport in a beautiful or exotic location fires your imagination.  So how to choose a rowing trip that is perfect for you? Some considerations are the same as for any package vacation: Price.  But more important is th...

How to choose: Italy or Ireland?

How to choose a rowing trip is important! Italy and Ireland are two of our most popular countries and we have two rowing tours in each (actually three in Italy if you count the Vogalonga weekend). How to decide which trip to take?   Links for the trips: Adriatic Sea &...

All Non-Rowers Welcome!

Non-rowers are very welcome on trips with Rowing The World. Sometimes even in the boat, especially if you are as small and as cute as Jackina, our mascot in Italy. Occasionally non-rowing people are in the rowing shells too, perhaps as a cox, or maybe as a passenger.  On our...

Always Nerve-Racking

UPDATE: for 2020, our Classic River Thames will be women only tour. Join us in August! 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...

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...

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...