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Rowing Travel as Club Development

I was fortunate to be at the Rowing Canada Aviron Conference 2016, and part of a panel titled “Rowing for All – The Growth of Touring and Coastal Rowing in Canada and Abroad. How to Expand and Diversify your Programming “.  Rowing travel is a way to increase and...

12 Months, 12 Countries: Highlights of 2015

‘Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.’ author unknown.  By that basis, I am ending the year much richer.  Here are a few other rowing travel highlights from 2015: Attending the FISA World Rowing Championship in Aiguebelette, France Participating...

Bellagio Short Break in Rowing & Regatta

We are absolutely delighted to have an article about our Bellagio Short Break published in British Rowing’s magazine Rowing & Regatta Nov-Dec 2015.  Patricia Carswell was a delight to have along on the trip, along with the other rowers.  You may want to check out two of...

Rowing through London!

For most it is a rare opportunity to row through the centre of London, past such historic sites as the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, the Tower of London, London Bridge, etc.   The tides have to be right, permission is needed from the port authority, and braving the river...

Memories of 2014

This past year was wonderful.  I had the most amazing opportunities to row with new and old friends in beautiful destinations. Thank you very much to everyone.   I’ve created a brief memory slide show.  It was very hard to select just one photo per trip!  As for the music,...

What Do Alumni Rowers Want?

Many North American and some other rowers get their start in the sport rowing at high school, university or college.  “Crew” defines their existence as much as the degree or diploma that they earn.  There seems to be a culture of challenges, dedication, survival, team spirit and...
WRC sandbagged against flooding Red River April 2014

Water for Rowing: Quantity

Good water quality is an asset for rowing and is the focus of a commendable campaign by World Rowing and World Wildlife Fund.  Quantity of water is discussed less frequently, but is equally important.  It is top of my mind because I row in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where we are...

Four Rivers in Ireland – River Blackwater

The final river as part of the the Four Rivers in Ireland tour is the River Blackwater in Co. Waterford.  This river was the most obviously tidal, and we launch from a beach covered with seaweed. It is a stately river, with perhaps the most dramatic backdrop.  Several castle...

Four Rivers in Ireland – River Slaney cots

In June 2014, we ran our first ever  Four Rivers in Ireland trip. That year we rowed River Slaney in County Wexford. There was the wonderful scenery and fabulous wildlife (seals and hundreds of swans) but the special feature was that we rowed traditional river cots. Edermine...

Four Rivers in Ireland – River Nore

The second river we row on the Four Rivers in Ireland trip is River Nore.  Tides determine whether we begin or end in New Ross or Inostioge. The day requires a small section of the Barrow as well as the charming Nore. The river is the most intimate of our four, as it cuts its...