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An Octuple* of Rowing Sites That Will Make You Sweep, Weep or Laugh Out Loud

* an octuple is a scull rowed by 8 rowers with 2 oars, as opposed to a sweep 8. Find more information about this scull here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octuple_scull               In the course of our work at Rowing the World, we have come...
Rowing The World - Four Rivers Ireland

Boldly Row Where No Man (or Woman) Has Rowed Before

Happy Star Trek Day, a fan day celebrated April 5th because that’s when first contact between Humans and Vulcans happened in the science fiction sensation that is Star Trek. And if puppies can have a day, why not Star Trek fans? So, in honour of Star Trek Day, or First Contact...
Rowing The World - Rowing in Paradise

How to Row in Paradise – A Recipe

I recently spent time in Paris, so good food is top of mind. Often the case for rowers!  I also like to cook, and quote Julia Child’s maxim, which basically says that if you don’t start with good ingredients, how can you make good food? Reflecting back on our recent rowing...

10 Things only Possible on a Rowing Trip

Recently I read a Huffington Post article titled “Ten Adventures You Can Only Experience in South Africa”. They missed one – rowing to a private game reserve, having lunch – with Nigel the Nyala – and rowing home. So I decided to compile my own list...
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How Rowing Trips Get Created – Part 1 – St. Petersburg Private Trip

As a tour operator, we are keen at Rowing The WorldTM to create trips that rowers want to buy. It is a tremendous amount of work, and sometimes a big investment of money, to develop a trip to the standard of quality that we want. This is why we often run test trips. Typically by...

Guest Rowing

The idea of rowing when you travel is wonderful – a chance to enjoy our sport when you are on the road for business, temporarily based somewhere, or perhaps on vacation with non-rowers.  As one rower said it “adds a meaningful dimension” to experience rowing somewhere other than...

Rowing Travel in Parks and Protected Areas

I was asked to be part of a panel discussion on the role of tourism in parks and protected areas.  As the only business owner on the panel, I presented broad perspectives from the adventure travel industry, which is heavily reliant on beautiful, natural areas and can play a role...

What does a rowing image say to us?

So many of the photos of rowing that we see show intense action, power, perhaps victory or a slump in defeat, and often determination and pain. This image is very different, but it also illustrates what rowing can mean. Taken on the recent Crystal Blue Rowing Tour in Austria, it...

First Ever Row to Sibuya

We are certain that we are the first people to row the river.  Yes, lots have been on it in other craft, including canoes and kayaks, but not rowing shells.  This was a rare opportunity in our busy, “been there, done that” world.  So ours was a first ever, an easy exploratory...

Why Travel to Row Now?

Right now we seem to be inundated by even more than usual negative, terrifying or mind-numbing headlines.  The world appears a scary place, and one reaction is to retreat to safe havens.  For rowers this may mean heading to the familiar dock, launching our favourite boat onto...