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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...

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...

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...

To Punt or Not to Punt – Superb Ways to Row The River Thames

We agree that rowing in sweep boats and sculling shells is fabulous. However, with our Classic  River Thames trip on our minds, we thought you’d like to hear about other ways to row the River Thames, including guesting, gigging and punting. Give a Gig a Go In late 2015, there...