Guide on how to cheaply pack and ship your rowing equipment

Shipping guide for rowing equipment

Rowing became an official sport at the end of the 19th century, both in the USA and Europe. After that, it became part of the Olympics in 1900, with the world cup being introduced in 1960. Rowing has become more popular in recent years, leading to a growing demand for rowing equipment. With that, more and more people are buying rowing equipment online. But how do you arrange safe shipping of rowing equipment? The fastest and most reliable way is to place an order at Eurosender for courier delivery of rowing equipment. Until then you can start with reading this shipping guide for rowing equipment.

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How to ship rowing equipment

Before you start packing and order the shipment of your rowing equipment, it is important that you keep the following instructions in mind.

  • To find out what the price of your order will be, it is essential that you know the dimensions. You can easily measure this with our free online Shipment Size Checker.
  • When living in Sweden, Spain or Poland, you must print and attach the label to the package by yourself. In all other countries, the courier does this for you.
  • You have to be present at the delivery address at the moment of delivery. If you are planning to leave the pick-up address, make sure that you place the order 2 days before your departure date or have someone else be present to receive the shipment.

Packaging materials needed for safe shipping of rowing equipment

  • Cardboard: You can either use new or used, just be sure that it is without any holes or tears.
  • Bubble wrap: Any kind will do but we strongly recommend the thicker type.
  • Plastic bags: To store the disassembled details.
  • Adhesive tape: To seal everything.
  • Packing peanuts: To fill up the boat. You may also use other kinds of cushioning material such as shredded paper or polystyrene.

How to pack rowing equipment

With a boat being a big object to ship, you need some extra hands to help you pack it. With three people you will pack it fast and easy Two people can hold the boat while one person does all the wrapping. You might also want to contact the manufacturer of the boat, to see if there are any specific instructions for packing it. With the shipping guide for rowing equipment

Below, it is possible to pack almost any kind of boat. If you are experiencing any problems or your shipment exceeds the standard measurements, feel free to contact our friendly Customer Support team by email or by phone. We are ready to assist you in 15 languages!

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Important note: The boat and the oars must be packed separately. It is not allowed to bind packages together. The 2 packages will go in 1 order, but you will get two individual tracking numbers.

Packing instructions boat
  1. Disassemble. Before you start packing, it is important that you disassemble all parts that can be disassembled, for example the scullers. Collect them in a plastic bag and seal that with tape. Don’t forget that everything has to assembled again at the receiving end. So, make sure that the right tools are available.
  2. Fill the bottom of the boat with packing peanuts or any other cushioning material. Then place the bag with disassembled parts in the boat, on the peanuts. After that, you can continue filling your boat up with packing peanuts.
  3. Wrap the boat several times in bubble wrap. When you are done, check that you have completely covered all corners and other sharp edges.
  4. Wrap the boat in cardboard. This is obligatory for most courier companies. Wrapping the boat in cardboard once is enough.
  5. Measure the dimensions with our free Shipment Size Checker and place the order.
  6. When the pick-up address is in Spain, Poland or Sweden, don’t forget to print the label and attach it on top of the packed boat

Packing instructions oars

  1. Wrap both oars multiple times in bubble wrap, as tight as possible and seal with tape. When you are worried that it is not tight enough, take some plastic foil to tighten the bubble wrap.
  2. Wrap the bubble wrapped oars in cardboard. Make sure that everything is covered and sealed with tape for the safe shipping of rowing equipment.
  3. Measure the dimensions with our free Shipment Size Checker and place the order.
  4. When the pick-up address is in Spain, Poland or Sweden, don’t forget to print the label and attach it on top of the packed oars
Why do people choose courier delivery of rowing equipment

The reason for writing this article is that we frequently get questions regarding possible courier delivery of rowing equipment. The reasons may vary but here are some of the things we heard when we compiled our shipping guide for rowing equipment.

  • Competitions and tournaments: There are many prestigious international rowing championships all over the globe. Taking your rowing equipment on a plane might be a pain in the neck because of airline restrictions and pricing. With Eurosender you can simply ship your boat to the location of your competition. Also, you can be sure that with the safe shipping of rowing equipment, you will have everything delivered in time.
  • Buying or selling used rowing equipment: Buying rowing equipment can be quite expensive. Therefore, many people resort to buying (or selling) second-hand equipment. However, when you buy second-hand rowing equipment, courier delivery of rowing equipment is often not included. Don’t worry, with Eurosender your shipment will be sent with the cheapest and at the same time the most reliable courier company.
  • Relocation: Rowing is one of the most popular sports among university students. Many of them spend a year or more on a foreign university and would like to continue practising their sport. In this case, Eurosender can help you start your new life abroad. Don’t forget to check our dedicated page to relocation and removal and our special section on relocation for students.

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