Well, this page could be anything
. Here we collect our favourite rowing and non-rowing links. This page will change as we find new options not listed elsewhere in Go Rowing
, but it won't ever be too large.
- Altavista, for both of us our favourite search engine. This is a goodie - use "inverted commas" and +multiple +search +terms to narrow your results down to the right few.
- Also run by Altavista, there is Babelfish. This unusual and idiosyncratic site has two major functions - translation and entertainment. If you're surfing around and come across a site in a language you can't translate, wake up the Babelfish and feed it the difficult sentence. It can also be good for a Chinese Whispers laugh: the definition of a sculler when translated out of and then back into English is "two shovels for each person".
- FISA's official website. Be warned - this site is no longer for the elderly of browser, so if your copy of Netscape or Explorer is using a zimmerframe, you may not be able to access this site well. Updated by the administrative team at FISA HQ in Switzerland, this contains information about future FISA events, as well as daily news and press releases during FISA regattas.
- The Sydney Olympics. Well, the Atlanta bunch took www.olympics.com and are hanging on to it, so bookmark the Australian address now, before you forget it. Beautifully laid out site, with excellent information on the Great Event. Let's hope some decent mirror sites are set up before the rush begins in September.
- WorldSport, one of the many general sports sites, althoug this one at least mentions rowing (whoopee!).
- CNN/Sports Illustrated, one of the better global news and sports resources. Constantly updated but heavily advert-laden. Turn off your cookies before browsing....
- The BBC. Although a British site, based around the world-famous Broadcasting Corporation, it's one of the better starting-points for updated international news, as well as being full of all sorts of extraordinary subsites related to their educational, entertainment and programming activities. Tends to go big on audio soundbites from sports reports and to spice up world news.
- There are many rowing links, but what the heck. We're biased, and in any case there isn't space to list them all here. Suffice it to say that you will find most of them squirrelled away in the Rowing Service, which is backing the Go Rowing project. Start with the New Information page.