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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...

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’s rowing did not exist. Or barely. In fact the full quote about...

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...