As is widely known, this water sport involves sailing with boats propelled by oars. Although it seems simple, it is a very intense activity.
It is advisable to do this sport in a group or at least in the company of one other person, especially at the beginning. All types of Olympic rowing are not recommended until one has a basic grasp of this sport and of the conditions in the area. It can be practiced in a river, as well as in a lake or the sea. In fact, rowing using a felucca, a traditional fishing boat, is very well-established in Catalonia.
For those who are not familiar with rowing but would like to take it up for leisure purposes, the current, most recommended option is the yawl. It is a very stable boat thanks to the hull surface, which is much larger in comparison with the models used for straight or Olympic rowing.
In Catalonia, rowing is closely linked with places like the Banyoles lake, thanks to the activities of the Club Natació Banyoles, or the Ebro River, where the Club Nàutic Amposta is well-known. It is no surprise that this club has a school that is open to everyone. In addition to the above, one should bear in mind that in order to participate in this activity, it is necessary to learn the technique, be in good physical condition and, on occasion, have a federation licence.