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Ontario Adventure Rowing Association on the Mighty Ottawa River

On August 3-5 some members of the Ontario Adventure Rowing Association rowed and rafted on the mighty Ottawa River north of Ottawa on the Row ‘n Raft Tour. On the first day we elected to go with the prevailing winds (west to east) and rowed from Waltham to Davidson. It was a...
Lakeside cafe Lago Maggiore

Gelati as rowing food

Can gelati be considered an appropriate food for rowers? And what is it about Australian rowers and Italian ice cream? These are important questions with the World Masters Games in Torino just wrapping up, and the FISA World Masters Regatta less than a month away in Varese....
The happy crew with Frank Durkin of Offaly Rowing Club. From left: Walter, Giacomo, Homam, Christine, Frank, Heidi, Ruth. Thanks Antoinette for taking the photo.

The Generosity of Irish Rowers

In June 2013, Rowing The WorldTM debuted its first official tour, Rowing River Shannon, Ireland with a small group of Swiss and Canadian rowers.  There are many tales to tell from this tour, but the first story must be about the kindness of Irish rowers and all the help that we...
Colourful passage during the FISA World Rowing Tour Ireland

Rowing Limericks from Ireland

The 2013 FISA World Rowing Tour was held in Ireland from 15 to 23 June. Ninety rowers and 11 cyclists from 17 different countries rowed River Shannon from Carrick-on-Shannon to Limerick.  Or almost.  That is part of the story. The planned route was six days of rowing, with daily...

New Zealand Hoea Kaha Rally

We are always delighted to hear about and share information on interesting rowing tours around the world.   In 2013, Allison Stafford-Bush contacted me about a recent event in New Zealand (http://hoeakaha.cer33.com/) that she thought would be of interest.  It absolutely is, thank...
Junior rowers on Lake Como

Connected in Como

In April, a small group of rowers from France and Canada joined Ruth to test out the rowing venues for Italian & Swiss Lakes Rowing (and everything else on the tour).  We had many amazing adventures, but one of best was rowing with members of Lario Rowing Club on Lake Como...

Zwartkops Rowing Club

I had the pleasure of a row while on holiday recently in South Africa.  Here are some images from Redhouse, Eastern Cape.  A learn to row session was in progress.  Thank you Rosemary!

Petaluma is Number One!

I have no idea about how crews from North Bay Rowing Club of Petaluma, California place in races, although I did hear something about a gold medal in a marathon or head race.  And no doubt, there are many ways in which this club excels. But for me, they are number one for a very...