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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 Different, Exactly, is Coastal Rowing?

You are a flatwater rower intrigued by coastal rowing. What is this mountain biking of rowing? Swedish Olympic rower Lassi Karonen who rowed at the 2013 World Rowing Coastal Championships is quoted on the World Rowing website: “The similarity (with flat-water rowing) is the...

Why All Rowers Should Care About Coastal Rowing

Racers!  Attention! Have you ever dreamed of representing your country at the international level, maybe competing in a FISA World Rowing championship?  Think that is impossible now?  Maybe not. Coastal rowing could be the answer for you.  Read on, or if you are really impatient...

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...
Coastal boats on the beach in Brittany

Is the Tide Rising for Coastal Rowing?

Coastal rowing has been on my mind a lot recently.  Apparently I am not alone. A few weeks ago, the FISA World Rowing Coastal Championship (WRCC for those in the know) wrapped up in Thessaloniki, Greece.  By all accounts it was a highly successful event, with great participation...