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Go With the Flow While Rowing in Ireland

The southeast of Ireland has a little bit of everything that Ireland is famous for, and more. If you like pastoral places, you’ll find the towns and villages here lovely and picturesque. Verdant forests and pastures flank beautiful rivers. If you like history and culture, you’ll...

17 Zinger Instagram Accounts Rowers Need to Follow

Instagram is an especially visual social space, and if you’re anything like us, it can pull you in for hours of guilty pleasure perusing stunning images and videos of rowing at sunset, rowing on glassy waters, rowing in gorgeous places, and, ahem, rowing bodies on boats....
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Top Tips for a Rowing Tour Training Program

After “why”, the next logical question is “how”. Our blog post on Going the Distance: Why Train for a Rowing Tour, garnered lots of interest. If we have convinced you of the why, the next step is to figure out the how. Here are our top tips plus the opportunity to access a brand...
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When you can’t row …

Rowing is absolutely not an option right now in Winnipeg.  They are driving trucks on the river, it is frozen so hard.  But don’t despair.  As much as we might live to row, there is something quite magical about winter.  When you can’t row you can: Cross-country ski – we have...
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Experiencing a FISA World Rowing Tour

Every year FISA or World Rowing offers one or more rowing tours in beautiful places. Every year is a different location. Typically the deadlines to apply are in January. In 2019, tours will be held in both New Zealand in April and in Finland in July. While submitting my...
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12 Days of Rowing Christmas

Christmas is a time of giving, and in that spirit, we announce 12 Days of Rowing Christmas. Beginning 25 December, each day for 12 days we will announce a booking special from our selection of 2019 trips.  Check our Facebook page (public and visible to all, you do not need to be...
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Tomes on the Thames

If you’re like us, you like to delve into books before heading to a destination or once you’ve arrived. Reading takes you to a place before you arrive, and while there, sets the scene from another time. The storied River Thames, especially, has inspired poetry, historic...
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Top 10 Travel Tips

Based on years of travelling to row, here are my top 10 travel tips – a slightly contrarian approach to planning and enjoying your next trip, whether it includes rowing or not. Buy a guidebook. Could be the physical copy or downloaded onto your phone or laptop. You could download...

Rowing Challenges To Try or Admire From Afar

“Each rower is expected to use 800 sheets of toilet paper during their crossing.” “The 2013 winning Team Locura arrived in Antigua with a blue marlin beak pierced through the hull of the boat.”  A couple of rowing facts from the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge How Long Does It...

How to Choose a Perfect Rowing Trip

You love to row, and the idea of enjoying your favourite sport in a beautiful or exotic location fires your imagination.  So how to choose a rowing trip that is perfect for you? Some considerations are the same as for any package vacation: Price.  But more important is th...