Here’s your weekly opportunity to enjoy tales from others who also love rowing. This weekly round-up is for a short list of interesting, in-depth articles for you to read over the weekend.
And of course, if you have news that you think other readers would enjoy – send it to us via our contact page. Each day we tweet and retweet short rowing news links that our followers are sharing – to get these follow @rowperfect on Twitter.
This week in the rowing online news several stories caught our eye:
- Take a look at this notice about a rowing association meeting – does it make you want to go if you know you’re not going to be hit in the pocket and you get a free lunch as well?
- Rowing and flashmobs – a way to inspire society to do better. Now that’s an association we hadn’t thought about!
Sampson also utilizes one of his major life passions, rowing, to work for a larger cause. It is, as he calls it, a way of using his own talents to serve the community. As a participant in the Texas Rowing Coach program and longtime rowing enthusiast, Sampson wanted to introduce the sport to underserved urban youth who might not otherwise have the chance to participate in such an activity. Besides learning a new skill and getting physically fit, he believes that other benefits are just as important: self-awareness, respect, team spirit, joy and optimism.
- And lastly, not strictly about rowing but some participatory fun in central London. There’s a mass Haka being organised in Parliament Square to celebrate Waitangi Day. Get there by 3.30 pm on Saturday 4th February. Anyone who can go and send us photos, we’ll publish them next week. There are some funnies in the list of 21 Things to Do for Waitangi Day – enjoy!