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Row Your Colour

Always ready to help you choose the best place for you to row with us on one of our Rowing The World trips, we offer you this clear and clearly scientific, easy-to-use chart. Simply pick your favourite colour and–voila!–your rowing destination is revealed.

6 Boathouses To Float Your Boat

Boathouses are at their essence utilitarian. The Aussies call them sheds and some are exactly that, not an aesthetic line in sight. Others have charm, character and history perhaps with a whiff of celebrity.  But a few are marvels to behold and my focus here is on six boathouses...

The Case for Coastal Boats on Lakes

I recently visited Gimli, on the shores of Lake Winnipeg in Canada.  It is a beautiful, big, very big lake.  It ranks as the 11th largest in the world and you often can’t see the opposite shore.  Commercial fishers earn their living there.  And like any big lake, storms can whip...

Rowing in St. Petersburg is Neva Boring

Zdravstvuyte. You will impress when in St. Petersburg by learning this one word only. This link takes you to an entire article on how to say hello in Russian. Thank you is spasibo. Or, you could just greet everyone with the far easier gresti?, which means row, and meet some new...
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Hemingway, Rowing and Lago Maggiore

There is a wonderful connection between these three things. Literary buffs could tell you exactly what it is. For us, it was a perfect topic to discuss as we rowed along one of the most lovely lake shores in Europe this past May. Ernest Hemingway stayed in Stresa, which is on the...
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Lyons Roars: Novice Oars at 77

Ken Lyons, now 77, has been interested in rowing since watching the Inspector Morse TV series in Australia. The series often included an elegant shot of a single sculler that proved intriguing enough for Ken to think he should give it a go at some point. He kept the idea of...
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What’s With The Hippo?

Leander is one of, if not the most, prestigious rowing club in the world. The club website states “Leander is acknowledged as the most successful Olympic sports club in the world.” Seems a reasonable claim, given it has 123 Olympic medals and 3 Paralympic medals to its credit....

I Don’t Need to Meditate. I Row.

Whereby we learn how the four stages of rowing mimic the four stages of meditation. Sometimes I think I should try yoga or meditation, but it just isn’t me. I know some of you swear by it, but I had a revelation the other day. I don’t need to meditate—or medicate, but that’s...

A Swell Adventure to Test Your Mettle – Row the Open Ocean

  Are we crazy? No, but deeply intrigued. Here’s more on Shoreseeker, our latest Rowing Travel Hub partner, and how they deliver the potential of a transformative experience to just about anyone. Shoreseeker is an open water adventure rowing company designed to bring the...

Mothers Who Row

  When Joan Rivington’s only son Liam Corrigan was about 12 years old, she signed them both up for a learn-to-row program in Old Lyme, Connecticut, which has a strong rowing club. Joan, an oncology pharmacist and avid fitness fan, thought it would be fun for them to try a...