At Rowing The World, we have always taken a partnership approach. We work with many rowing clubs and federations around the world to deliver our trips. This brings revenue to the clubs and to rowers through the rental of shells and sometimes safety boats, local guides and other services. It is also a wonderful way to connect local rowers with those from other clubs and countries.
The Rowing Travel Hub is the next logical step, building partnerships to be able to offer you, the travelling rower, more options and destinations that best suit your interests, skills and budget. We welcome our three inaugural Partners – two businesses and a rowing federation. Row The Thames offers weekend and longer trips out of Oxford, England in traditional Thames skiffs – fixed seat and no previous rowing experience required. iRow Tours specialises in Central and Eastern Europe and welcomes those who wish to build their skills. The Oslo Rokrets (Oslo Rowing League) will run a magnificent tour in the Oslo fjord, in the style of World Rowing Tours. I hope that you are as thrilled by this initial selection, as I am.
We very much welcome your comments and input. We are expanding the search function – if you have suggestions for key words, please send them through the contact form. Keep checking back. We will gradually be adding more Partners to the Rowing Travel Hub, giving you more and more choices, inspiration and information on where to travel to row or how you can row when you travel.
As part or our new Building Rowing Tourism services, we will be posting case studies, ideas and examples in our Rowing Travel Blog about how rowing trips are designed and operated. Our first post is about a private trip to St. Petersburg, Russia, a spectacular destination that we are looking forward to running again in the future.
Thank you very much to everyone who has supported us in our first four years of this business – we look forward to more rowing, travel, adventures and fun with all of you in 2017!