maxrigging.com sent me this snap of the sort of thing rowers in Florida have to contend with. That's plus the crocs, the Exocet-size mosquitos and the pistol-packing power boaters, of course.
Mike, a world class rowing coach, has just started a series of posts in which he outlines his system for going faster without destroying yourself. The secret, he says, is that rowing should be fun. Can't disagree with that. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.