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Meet our Team: Melanie Perkins
Meet our Team: Melanie Perkins

Having learnt to row with a laid back university club in York (UK), I didn’t know what I was getting into when I later joined my local club in London with a 6 day a week training program. I was soon hooked. With the club spirit and vision of winning shiny pots, rowing...

Meet our Team: Marcus Rossi
Meet our Team: Marcus Rossi

My rowing experience began when I was 15. A few of my friends chose rowing as their school summer sport the previous year and suggested that I join them at their pre-season gym sessions. The next thing I knew I was rowing in the eights on the Yarra! It was a little...

Meet our Team: Ainsley Raggatt
Meet our Team: Ainsley Raggatt

I began rowing at my school at St Catherine’s in year 8. I originally started rowing just to prove to my older sister that I was better than her. But like most people, I was addicted to the sport within the first few weeks. After leaving school, I took a year away...

X marks the spot: in search for the treasury
X marks the spot: in search for the treasury

Today we call with… the quaestor of the NKIR! Julien Ruhl has been a member of the organization since 2018 and is responsible for the finance and sponsorships. I am curious, what are your responsibilities as ‘quaestor’?In the Roman Empire, a quaestor was a public...

Precious entertainment in the Sports Halls
Precious entertainment in the Sports Halls

From the NKIR organization to participants or rowing partners, in this blog series we take a look behind the scenes. How is the NKIR prepared? What does the NKIR look like through their eyes? This week we talked to one of the participants of the NKIR.   On...

A guerilla attack on the Sporthallen Zuid
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?...

Welcome TopRow Melbourne
Welcome TopRow Melbourne

Amidst the madness that is 2020, TopRow is celebrating the opening of our new site in Melbourne, Australia. Our first Australian rowers will hit the water beginning November 4th, 8 months after the originally scheduled March opening was postponed due to the COVID-19...

Meet our Team: Dario Sportelli
Meet our Team: Dario Sportelli

Meet our Team! We're very lucky to have Dario on board with us! He's looking forward to getting back on the water soon with our Learn to Row courses and private lessons at our Melbourne location! Read about his journey here. I started rowing when I was 12, following...

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