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How to choose: Italy or Ireland?

How to choose a rowing trip is important! Italy and Ireland are two of our most popular countries and we have two rowing tours in each (actually three in Italy if you count the Vogalonga weekend). How to decide which trip to take?   Links for the trips: Adriatic Sea &...

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...

Always Nerve-Racking

UPDATE: for 2019, our Four Rivers in Ireland trip will be women only tour. Join us in May!  It is often nerve-racking to start something new. Our Magical Lago Maggiore trip is not exactly new, having run successfully last year. But our June 2018 trip was new in two ways. It was...

Feathering My Oars in a Most Scientific Manner: Women, Rowing and Lago Maggiore

Those words, “feathering my oars in a most scientific manner”, were written by Abigail May Alcott Nieriker in 1873, although attributed to her sister Louisa May Alcott of Little Women fame. In those days, women did not row. Or rarely.  In fact the full quote about a row on River...

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...
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Hemingway, Rowing and Lago Maggiore

There is a wonderful connection between these three things. Literary buffs could tell you exactly what it is. For us, it was a perfect topic to discuss as we rowed along one of the most lovely lake shores in Europe this past May. Ernest Hemingway stayed in Stresa, which is on the...
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Boldly Row Where No Man (or Woman) Has Rowed Before

Happy Star Trek Day, a fan day celebrated April 5th because that’s when first contact between Humans and Vulcans happened in the science fiction sensation that is Star Trek. And if puppies can have a day, why not Star Trek fans? So, in honour of Star Trek Day, or First Contact...

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....