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All Non-Rowers Welcome!

Non-rowers are very welcome on trips with Rowing The World. Sometimes even in the boat, especially if you are as small and as cute as Jackina, our mascot in Italy. Occasionally non-rowing people are in the rowing shells too, perhaps as a cox, or maybe as a passenger.  On our...

Let’s Do It for the Reds, Whites and Blacks

You may not have noticed this before, but wine and rowing have a boatload of similar terms. Letting a wine breathe, for example, is the process of opening wine up by introducing air, thereby improving the wine’s character. Taking oxygen deeply into our lungs to breathe...

Rowing for Truffles

Truffles are an exquisite delicacy of French cuisine. Growing wild and hidden under oak trees in the south of France, they are highly prized and expensive. Professional truffle hunters use dogs and sometime pigs to sniff out this “black gold”. Finding truffles is a rare skill. It...

Rivers with a Gender

This week we are announcing rowing trips on three different rivers in Europe: Neva in Russia, Dordogne in France and Mosel in Germany. English nouns are neutral but in French, German and Russian, nouns are generally feminine or masculine. In their native languages, some of our...