Lecture: "Why I Love Rowing"

04/27/2022 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET


"Why I Love Rowing"

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 7:00 PM

HYBRID EVENT: In-Person at the Wooden Boat School AND Virtual Via Zoom

$7/person | HRMM Members FREE

There are many reasons to have an interest in rowing: its history, its evolution, the physics, the geography, the techniques, the benefits, the joy and the pain. There are a million stories to tell about it. This one is from rowing aficionada, Nelsie Aybar-Grau.

It all started when Nelsie moved to Kingston and she was introduced to rowing by a friend. After a few years she became certified on the Concept2 indoor rowing machine, then she picked up a Learn to Row Instructor's Certification from US Rowing. To track all the interesting things she found out about rowing she created a Facebook page and website: theRondoutRower.com. Then when asked to teach young participants in the HRMM Youthboat Project how to row a traditional wooden Whitehall boat, her interest in rowing went into high gear. Last summer she built a wooden tandem wherry AND participated in a row around Manhattan. Why is rowing so compelling, you ask? Join us and see!

Speaker Bio:

Nelsie Aybar-Grau is a longtime Hudson River Maritime Museum volunteer and rowing instructor. She is “The Rondout Rower,” and is currently working on a book on her rowing experiences.

Program information:

This program is being presented in-person at HRMM's Wooden Boat School classroom AND virtually via Zoom. You will receive the link to the Zoom meeting in your registration confirmation email. Please save that email to access the virtual lecture. In-person attendees MUST register in advance. No walk-ins will be accepted at the door.

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