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A guerilla attack on the Sporthallen Zuid

In this series we would like to give you a preview behind the scenes of the organisation of the NKIR. From participants to organisers to partners, in this blog you can read more about this event. How does one prepare for the NKIR? How does someone experience the NKIR?...

TopRow NYC’s Debut on the Charles: In the Boat We Trust

TopRow NYC’s Debut at the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 19, 2019“Bow 16, you have to yield! YIELD!” Perry Hamilton bellowed as we worked our way through the crowd under the Charles’ stoic bridges. With skilled expertise, Perry shepherded D.D. Meakin, Hilary...

Catching up with: Morgan Hellen

My name is Niki van Sprang and I am a (former) TopRow Amsterdam instructor and current Dutch National Team Member (Heavyweight men’s double). In this new rubric I catch up with former teammates from my time at the University of California Berkeley. Today we start with Morgan Hellen. When I first arrived in America Morgan often had to act and translator and English teacher as I was still struggling with the new language. What followed were for years in which we never raced a race without each other with as highlights a National Championship in 2016 and a Royal Henley regatta victory in 2015. Now I’m curious what he has been up to since.

TopRowNYC Masters racing as “The Swing Set”

We are less than a week from this year’s Harlem River Classic, a fundraising regatta in support of Row New York — a NYC-based nonprofit organization that combines rowing and academic support to help middle and high school students attending some of our city’s most under-resourced schools realize their full potential.