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Australia

Formula for a Perfect Rowing Tour: Clarence River, Australia

What do you call a rowing trip that on one hand is “a hidden gem” or “a well-kept secret”, then gets 5 out of 5 ratings from guests? A contradiction? An amazing experience! How about a sure repeat. We are talking about the Australia: Clarence River tour which we ran in late...
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Rowing Your World: Ladies of York

To continue with our series of getting to know rowers who row with us, we’d like to introduce the Ladies of York! On a Rowing The World trip on the Lot River, a group of women who have been rowing together for years joined us. They all learned to row as adults through York City...
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Going The Distance: Why Train for a Rowing Tour?

The concept of training seems obvious, especially for rowers who need to master technique as well as build fitness in order to enjoy and grow in our sport. So why do some guests, who have signed up for a trip, not do any rowing tour preparation and training? Why would people...

Rowing Your World – Meet Kathy Berezin

In a new series we are calling Rowing Your World, we will introduce you to some of the clients who join us on our trips. In this post, meet Kathy Berezin, who blends her love of rowing and love of travel regularly. We not only think Kathy is special for that reason—BUT also...

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...

More than Poppy Love

We talk about falling in love with rowing, but it’s possible too that you may fall in love while rowing! At least, that’s what happened to Jeff Ellison and Rachel Galbraith, two rowers I inadvertently led to each other even though they lived in different countries. Besides...

5 Women Rowers You Don’t Know You Want to Know

Generations of rowers came before us, blazing trail, finessing training, improving boats, and taking the sport to the next level. For women, that trail was often more difficult to blaze than it was for men. The following have either smoothed the waters for women rowing today or...
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Lyons Roars: Novice Oars at 77

Ken Lyons, now 77, has been interested in rowing since watching the Inspector Morse TV series in Australia. The series often included an elegant shot of a single sculler that proved intriguing enough for Ken to think he should give it a go at some point. He kept the idea of...

Mothers Who Row

  When Joan Rivington’s only son Liam Corrigan was about 12 years old, she signed them both up for a learn-to-row program in Old Lyme, Connecticut, which has a strong rowing club. Joan, an oncology pharmacist and avid fitness fan, thought it would be fun for them to try a...