Category: rowing

A Look at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York City was tasked in 1990 with creating an event that would highlight the growing relationship between Hong Kong and the United States. That summer, the first Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival took place on the Hudson River off Battery Park City. Continue reading “A Look at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC”

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This Woman is Rowing the Atlantic Ocean For Alzheimer’s

Elaine Hopley has always had a fascination with the water. A resident of the Scottish town of Dunblane, she spent a lot of time sailing, canoeing and paddling around the country and Wales while growing up. Her father, John, owned a boat.

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Row For James Rowing the Atlantic Ocean for Mental Health Awareness

James and Harry Wentworth-Stanley drove to their father’s house for a Christmas party. Harry feel asleep in the car. That day would be the last time Harry would see his older brother.

After arriving, Harry went to grab beers for his brother and himself. While he was rummaging in the kitchen, James went to their father’s safe, removed a shotgun and walked outside. Continue reading “Row For James Rowing the Atlantic Ocean for Mental Health Awareness”

The Row Across the Atlantic Ocean that Started a Competition

David Johnstone had an audacious idea. The English journalist wanted to row across the Atlantic Ocean from North America to Europe.

He took out an advertisement in The Times enlisting help: “Will five fortitudinous oarsmen over 28 join me and engage in second-ever transatlantic rowing voyage?” Continue reading “The Row Across the Atlantic Ocean that Started a Competition”