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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...

Rowers We Know But Not Why You Think

While you may or may not have reached your pinnacle of fame yet, the renowned people noted here have. They were all once avid oarsmen too. You may be surprised. For example, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the US, rowed at Harvard, and Neil Armstrong (pictured above)...
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The Rower and Other Important Place Names in Ireland

It’s become a ritual. The first time we drive through The Rower, everyone speculates on the origin of the name. From a nearby viewpoint you can see River Barrow where we row, but The Rower is too high on Brandon Hill for water to flow through it.  A little research tells us that...