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How fast are you: Part 1

A while ago my young son asked me what I wanted for my birthday. Point-blank I told him I want “SPEED!” Lots of speed. A big package of speed . . . as much speed as he could possibly find. Forget the ribbon, no card needed. Just give me tons and tons of speed. Bring […]

Rowing Long Read: Harold Backer – fugitive rower

Kip McDaniel shares his latest journalism cover story from CIO Magazine: The tragic rise and fall of Harold Backer, a former national team rower, Princeton grad, and teacher at Brentwood College School who for years was hiding a ponzi scheme from his closest friends and family. The article opens On a Tuesday morning last November, Harold […]

Girl On The River blog’s Christmas Gift Guide

Thanks to Patricia Carswell for her annual summary of all the things you may want to give or receive at Christmas for your rowing passion. Christmas Gift Guide for Women Rowers Christmas Gift Guide for Coxes Christmas Gift Guide for Junior Rowers Christmas Gift Guide for Male Rowers – includes our ‘Gentleman and a Sculler mug’

Canada Rowing goes long on socks

From now until the start of the 2015 World Rowing Championships on August 30, purchase a Canada Compression Sock*, enter a special promo code and receive a 10% discount on your entire 2XU online purchase!  All from the Canadian 2XU site. Here’s the code and how to redeem. These are surely the most stylish rowing socks […]

Calling Women Athletes retiring from sport

Ernst and Young (EY) runs the Women Athletes Business Network – each year they take on a small group of athletes retiring from competitive sport and give them mentors to help transition into work. This year’s intake applications deadline is 2 August Looking to reach your leadership potential after sport? Don’t miss the opportunity to […]