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Amsterdam Light Festival tour: ‘An absolute must’

This year rowing centre Berlagebrug organizes the Amsterdam Light-festival tour for the fifth time. Every edition more than 1000 rowers have participated. TopRow spoke with one of the participants, Marie-Jeanne Diederen (51), from the Maastricht Watersport Club...

Masters of the Jingle Mingle
Masters of the Jingle Mingle

On a crisp, cold Saturday, December 8, scores of rowers - from kids who could still show their ages with just their fingers to a couple of septuagenarians - all gathered in the airy, erg-filled gym at DREAM Charter School in East Harlem. Among the throng were TopRow...

Row row row your boat in London! (part 2)
Row row row your boat in London! (part 2)

After the “Learn to Row 1 course” our boat liked the rowing so much that we decided to carry on together. Well the same crew minus one (who moved to Germany but pledged to carry on at Rhine Canals). We wanted to keep to our weekday evening slot and Top row was very accommodating. Even though they had not been planning to schedule a course at this time, when they realized we had a group of three, they just made it happen for us.

Row row row your boat in London!
Row row row your boat in London!

I love living near the river in Putney, we walk along side it a lot and often see rowers out on the Thames. I used to think that rowing was some sort of secret society, that unless you start at school you can never get in. Luckily I was wrong and TopRow London have shown me just how easy and accessible it is to start rowing.Their beginner level rowing courses are practically available to everyone.

Toprow New York takes off
Toprow New York takes off

Toprow is expanding. This week we will start with the first lessons in New York City. American Mel Abler is responsible for the course and has recently visited our location in Amsterdam. What did she learn and what is she planning on doing in New York? Mel (25) was...

The American dream
The American dream

For some years there’s been a trend in Dutch rowing. Talented juniors are leaving to the United States to continue their rowing and studying there. Toprow spoke with three of them - all from different universities and different years. What attracts them, is there a...

TopRow continues to expand – London 2018

After announcing the establishment of a new rowing centre in New York City last year, TopRow has decided to expand into the UK market by opening a rowing centre in London. This will be a collaborative project with the prestigious London Rowing Club (LRC), which was...

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