Miscellaneous rowing and related
This section shows you all sorts of items not necessarily to do with the well-known world of competitive rowing.
Many of the links take you off the Rowing Service.
- Interactive - chatrooms and the like
- Rowing Jokes, plus poetry, songs and so on.
- Related to rowing, ie other watercraft and similar.
- For noticeboards try the Notices page, with links to various bulletin boards for selling and buying equipment.
- Rowing books are listed in the Commercial Companies page and also in the History section of the Rowing Service.
- Anything to do with the main business of coaching is listed on the Technical index, and to do with national associations on the Federations page.
- Virtual Library Rowing Chat page for on-line discussions.
- Rowing chat room at Three Rivers Rowing Association, USA.
- Another rowing chat page, run by MSN.
- Falcon Rowing Club (UK) has a discussion board.
- rec.boats.paddle newsgroup
- If you have trouble accessing the rowing newsgroup from your web browser (access disabled) then try going to http://drn.zippo.com/news-bin/wwwnews?rec.sport.rowing, where you can circumvent the normal news access. You can also post to the group and to readers from this site.
- A reminder that you can post to rec.sport.rowing newsgroup via the DejaNews site.
- There is a French rowing newsgroup - but you will need a login and password to access it (to prevent spam and help with moderation). Send an email to Thibault Parmentier for details.
- Houston Rowing Club AHOY MATE! dating service.
- The Geek Test by Steve Timmons (original page, please link to it, DO NOT COPY), and the Geek Test v.2, with the Hall of Fame where your score is posted.
- Best game of 1999: the Internet Rowing Champs, ie "Fantasy Rowing" - be a virtual rowing coach for a season, train your virtual athlete and see if he can beat the best. You can log in to change your program, read the FAQ and get som instructions.
- Also from Coxless.com (aka the Topless Rowing Site: the rowing quizzes (several a year, at different levels.
- Introducing the Thames Headcase Challenge for rowers and scullers who have done lots of the Thames Head races in the UK this year.
- Post your club news snippets here.
- Send in a press release for big events.
- For UK readers, specifically those at Putney-based clubs. If you are unhappy with the new parking restrictions outside the Putney clubs, you can email Wandsworth council and let your feelings be known
- Internet Erg Challenge
- The unofficial Furnivall SC site The Pontoon has a brilliant movie quotes page.
- A reminder that Brits can support the London 2012 Olympic campaign - the more people who sign up, the better our chances of convincing the IOC delegates that the country is behind the bid and it should be voted for.
- The Leo Blockley Memorial website changed address to www.leoblockley.org.uk (altered and relaunched October 2004).
- Rabbit's filmguide from the Tideway Slug.
- Harry Mahon completed the London Marathon in 4 hours 10 minutes, raising money for cancer support organisations which have helped him during his current illness. To support him, fill a form in. That page carries the details of his race in an update.
- The Virtual Poohsticks site, extolling the virtues of this most English of water games.
- Since the Twickenham Underground website (UK) has been moving around, Albany RC in the USA have kindly agreed to host the Greasy Spoon Index listing all the best places for a weekend a.m. post-outing fry-up.
- Rowing related: the website for the Gloucester International Dory Racing Committee (USA and Canada).
- The Ocean Rowing Society with links to information and news about everything to do with oceanic rowing.
- Regatta Online's Ocean rowing index
- Mick Bragg is aiming to be the first person to circumnavigate the earth under oar power, starting summer 1998, first leg California to Hawaii. His diaries are online at this link.
- The Centipede Project....
- Kalle Jonsson writes: - "In sweden, especially province Hälsingland and Dalarna we have juge old traditional church boats which was used when going to church a long time ago, year 1800-1900. Have you seen any similar when you have travelled around the world ? Do you have any good sites to look into? If you go and look in http://kvasir.se/se/sport/row/ and then go into Borlänge Roddklubb you see what kind of boats I mean.
Today we have competitions like Viking row competition (27 km) and other shorter distances between provinces. If you have anything to tell please contact me." KJ from Dellarnas Kyrkbåtsroddare.
- Results etc. from the World Pilot Gigs championships in Scilly.
- US Canoeing Association homepage.
Dragon Boat Rowing in Australia
- The website for the Greek Trireme.
- Information on "skiffing" from an English addict.
- Punting Home Page in Cambridge, UK.
- Kotka Wooden Boat Center in Finland.
- Wooden Boat Workshop.
- Woodenboat Magazine online.
- UK rowers on will find the National Environment Agency pages helpful.
- In the UK, 24-hour weather forecast page
- Canal Olimpico de Remo project.
Other sports indexes
- SportQuest is one of the clearest general sports sites I've found, although some links have few entries.
- The Sportsgate rowing list is totally disorganised and many links are now out of date, but it's a good place to do some wandering.
Copyright Rachel Quarrell, Oxford