Right at the brisks of Dokki, at the very Greek Rowing Club, lies Cairow water sports. A serene space with a friendly, inviting environment, Cairow is a rowing center that aims at making rowing the sport of the Egyptian people; it was founded for all those who wanted to row but didn’t know how. Cairow also provides all the utilities necessary to breed Olympic champions.
Cairow was founded by 4 very passionate rowers: Raafat Rashad, Hany Anwar, Emma Benany, and Amna Magdy. Raafat had been the executive director of the Egyptian Rowing Club for over 10 years. Hany is a category E world champion. Emma is FISA certified and was chosen among 24 other female coaches worldwide to be sponsored by the Olympic solidarity to represent women in high-performance training. Also, FISA certified, Amna is a national record holder in indoor rowing. They are all very passionate about rowing and love the sport so much that they wanted to take that passion a little further. They felt the responsibility of their influence on the rowing community and wanted to utilize it. Of course, the place owes so much of its success to its coaches as well. All the coaches at Cairow, including Mohammed Hossam, Ahmed Saber, and Zeyad Amr, are established rowing champions and titleholders who have heavy names in the field.
Everyone is welcome at Cairow. All ages with all their different backgrounds and fitness levels come together in harmony and bond there. There are absolutely no restrictions when it comes to age or fitness level; you find your place and you move at your own pace. Their schedules and plans are very versatile where both early birds and late risers can choose to go by session or sign up for a membership. They also have very structured training programs for beginners, intermediates, and advanced athletes. They take their trainings very seriously there, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t make room for lots of fun. No matter what your target is, Cairow will help you get there and will push you towards higher goals. You choose to wake up early because you look forward to training, and not because you have to.
While they specialize in rowing, Cairow also offers a variety of other water sports like kayak and dragon boat. The passion and love are all over the place there, and you’re definitely going to feel the spirit so go give it a shot. You also can’t miss out on the beautiful scenery of the Nile. Visit their website and social media to get to know them better.