Learn about the origin and popularity of rowing (Part 1)

Rowing is a sport that many people enjoy. This sport has its origins in ancient Egypt, using fast, strong and definitive paddles to propel the boat across the water. For this sport, people take race time to judge achievements and set records.

Appeared very early at the first Olympic Games in 1896. Through many organizations, this water sport has very strict competition rules and is a subject that attracts many spectators in the Olympics

The origins

As a popular traditional sport in Western countries, rowing was spread from Egypt to Greece and Rome in ancient culture. With the passage of time, this sport became familiar to the people of the land of mist in the 17th and 18th centuries.

By the 19th century, rowing became a popular sport in Europe and its influence. Its effects began to spread to the Americas. Up to this point, rowing has had a worldwide influence as a widely developed discipline in many African countries.

By the 19th century, rowing became a popular sport in Europe

President of the African rowing Federation, Africa’s regional representative in the International Rowing Federation (FISA), Khaled Zein Eldin said that when he was elected President, only four African countries had imported. However, up to now, there are more than 25 countries. That figure shows the fast growth rate and the influence of rowing in Africa.

Among African countries with rowing, Zimbabwe is considered to be a veteran country while Tunisia and Algeria are the two with the best performance. This movement to develop this sport can be seen in Africa very well.

The Africa Championship was first held in Cairo in 1993 with the participation of three countries, but now there are more than 10 participating countries.

In South Africa, rowing is also becoming a school activity. The School rowing championships in South Africa have also attracted the attention of numerous interested people. South Africa has built a professional rowing Academy with the goal of winning the Olympic gold medal.

Challenging yourself to row over Ayung waterfall in Bali (Part 2)

The Ayung River where your adventurous journey takes place will witness to all of your emotions happening here during the waterfall. It will bring varied emotions, from excitement to anxiety, fear to happiness, quiet to surprise. And the end of the adventure journey will be a song with the screams containing all levels of emotions.

The joy of successful landing

Rowing over the Ayung waterfall is water sport that brings people together in all relationships, from friends, colleagues to relatives, and ending this experience is a feeling of great satisfaction and.

Ayung waterfall rowing tour

If you are familiar with a Bali with a clear beach or ancient temples, coming to the Ayung waterfall rowing tour, you will be surprised at a different Bali with majestic waterfalls, where there are adventure games that create extreme excitement.

Ayung River is the longest and most beautiful river in Bali, possessing a beautiful waterfall, two banks of tropical forests, and harmonious gorges like an eye-catching feng shui picture. Currently, the Ayung waterfall rowing 1-day tour has become the choice of many tourists who love nature and adventure games.

You will be picked up at your hotel, then follow a new air-conditioned vehicle that takes you through majestic waterfalls, lush rainforests, lush terraced fields, high cliffs, and canyons spectacular together with wild animals and the exotic flora of the island.

Go to the rafting place, you get changed and pick up the rafting equipment, professional guides will introduce correct rafting techniques and safety rules, pay attention. Ayung waterfall rowing experience usually lasts about 1 hour, enough for you to feel the water, challenge with heart-stopping slides.

After that, you are allowed to rest and recharge with a great buffet of local dishes and view of the lush green terraces, then shower and return to the hotel. If you have time or on a self-sufficient trip, do not miss the chance to wander the river town of Ubud, surrounded by beautiful rice fields and mountains.

You can conveniently visit the colorful souvenir shops, drop steps on the long steps leading to the temple, watch the sunset on the cliff facing the sea.

A basic guide to familiarize yourself with kayaking (Part 2)

Basic steps to get the kayak down to the water

Place the kayak at the water’s edge (the bow of the boat faces the water), facing the boat again. Place the oars over the boat, behind the cockpit. Place the other end of the paddle on the shore, using it to keep the boat steady. Make sure that the paddle’s convex surface is in contact with the ground and its top is facing up.

With one hand on the paddle handle and the other hand at the mouth of the paddle, ready to slide into the cockpit. Maintain a low center of gravity when you enter the boat. Keep your weight on the side of the boat supported by the oars placed on the ground.

Entering the kayak

Enter the kayak in 3 steps as follows.

Feet: Enter the boat and slide forward so that the feet are at the foot level.

Sitting posture: Sit upright with your waist close to the back seat.

Knees: Place the knees below the wall of the cockpit.

Once on the water, the basic way to go forward is to take the leap forward. This paddle step is a push-pull motion when moving either end of the paddle over the water.

The key to a powerful and effective paddle step is the rotation of the torso. Contrary to appearance, rowing does not just use the arms. The large body mass in the torso is strong in the trunk, holding much more strength than the muscles in the arms. You will discover greater stamina and strength as you rotate your body while sailing.

With paddles in hand, most kayaks tend to pull the oar blades towards them. Equally important, push the paddle’s tongue strongly through the water. Aided by the rotation of his body, this repulsive motion creates enormous leverage, supports strength, and creates comfort when making strides forward.

Safety equipment

At a minimum, each kayaking rower in the group should be equipped with a personal flotation device (PFD), a flashlight, a rescue kit, and a communication device.