The Tour is unique in that, rather than being on a river or canal, instead it will follow a coastal route of the Mediterranean’s beautiful Italian Riviera. Sites to be visited include Portovenere, Portofino and the iconic Cinque Terre. The route will be from East to West along the Ligurian East coast from Bocca di Magra to Genova.

About 60 participants will be able to register for the Tour which is to take place from 16 to 24 September 2017.

Enjoyed by recreational rowers, the Tour takes in daily rowing distances averaging 35 to 40 kilometres using coxed quadruple sculls coastal boats. People mingle in a new boat each day and the Tour always includes sightseeing and cultural opportunities for which the hosting region is famous.

“Every year the World Rowing Tour explores different waterways of the world and attracts participants from sometime more than 15 nations,” says FISA President Jean-Christophe Rolland. “I would like to extend thanks to Giuseppe Abbagnale, President of the Italian Rowing Federation and Pietro Dagnino, President of the Elpis Canottieri Genovesi Rowing Club for organising this Tour, as well as the Genoa Municipality and Regione Liguria for their much-appreciated and valuable support.”

“The World Rowing Tour makes for a perfect rowing holiday,” says Giuseppe Abbagnale. “The coastline of the Italian Riviera is spectacular and, apart from the rowing, I know regional cuisine will be perfect after a day’s row.”

Information on entering will be out soon with entries closing on 15 March 2017.

More information is available here:

2017 World Rowing Tour, Genoa, ITA - entry form


2017 World Rowing Tour, Genoa, ITA - brochure