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Four Rivers in Ireland – The Barrow

Note: this blog post will soon be refreshed with new photos from all our trips. Check back soon for updates! Four Rivers in Ireland is our new trip to this wonderful country.  Two tours ran in June 2014, with another scheduled for late September.  The name says it all – we...
Rowing The World - Bulgaria

Exotic Bulgaria Tour

I had the pleasure of meeting Iva Boteva at the San Diego Crew Classic this April.  Born in Bulgaria to a family of rowers, she began rowing at 10, going on to win many national titles.  She was recruited to row for UCSC and subsequently made Los Angeles her home.  Turning to...
Rowing The World - San Francisco Bay

Memories of the California Test Tour

In early April, six of us spent ten days exploring and rowing in the San Francisco Bay area.  At the time, it felt like the perfect trip, and looking back, it is just as good.  Thank you to so many Californian rowers who showed us extraordinary hospitality and even better rowing....

The Nile Rowing Expedition

In Pharonic times Egyptians rowed and sailed on the Nile as their main way of transport. These days the feluccas sail with tourists, the traditional fisherman row in wooden rowboats and young Egyptians compete in modern rowing shells.  What connects all of them is that they all...

Wooden boats, old and new

Europe is always an interesting contrast of cutting edge new and classic traditions.  I was delighted during my recent trip there to see these illustrated through wooden rowing shells – the contrast between a rowing shell that was about 100 years old and a new wooden shell under...
alps and lake Switzerland rowing

Looking back and looking forward

2014 is already under way, but I remain amazed and thrilled at what a marvelous year 2013 was for me, and I hope for you too.  I experienced a lot of firsts and there were many highlights.  Too many to itemize, but I was delighted by and grateful for the number of rowers in many...
Berlin Wannsee Glienecke Bruecke

Just Around the Bend – Rowing in Berlin

I hope that you enjoy this guest post.  The Rowing Concierge helped Jill find a rowing club when she moved from Minneapolis to Berlin for a year.  To read more of her posts about rowing and life in Berlin, please see http://jmazlostinberlin.wordpress.com/category/rowing/ –...
Rowing The World - Lago Di Como Lago Di Garda

November Custom Como Trip

It wasn’t on the original schedule, but this November saw a special request trip to Lago di Como in Italy. And from that will evolve a new idea for short getaways in 2014. Thank you to Bruce, who started it all, and to Chantal, Heidi, Walti and Christi...
Preparing new boat for Seeclub Kuesnacht

Emergency Boat Baptism

One of the pleasures of travelling and rowing is to learn of customs and traditions that are unique to different countries.  One wonderful Swiss tradition is the naming and baptism of a new boat before it can be rowed. Just before Christmas I was privileged to participate in an...

The dream of the Arno

“It was an amazing experience. What I have not told you is that I had kept a postcard from Florence that my daughter sent 10 years ago, of a sculler on the Arno with the Ponte Vecchio in the background. She sent me that before either of us had ever rowed. Now I have...