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Brock Sampson: ‘Rowing is more than a sport’

In the series 'Rowing for All', this time we speak to Brock Sampson. This American came into contact with the Netherlands about ten years ago and eventually settled here for love. In Nijmegen he set up the Rowing Without Limits project. With this he wants to make...

Inclusion in Rowing

The documentary A Most Beautiful Thing, which was released in the US over the summer, tells the story of the first African-American high school rowing team. In a predominantly white sport like rowing, they stood out amongst their peers at regattas in the late 1990s....

Cambridge-coach Astrid Cohnen: “This is an amazing experience”

Last week, a womens-eight from Nereus won during a sparring session on the Thames of Cambridge, whom will face Oxford on April 7th in the annual Boat Race. This so-called fixture was organized by the Dutch-trained coach Astrid Cohnen, currently the assistant coach of...

Rowing coaching at TopRow London: ‘We were pioneers’

Last summer in London, TopRow opened a rowing centre near the river Thames. Amsterdam based coaches Willem Crul and Caitlin Smith were given the important task of setting up the first rowing lessons. A big undertaking for the young students. "We took a leap of faith...