Thor Nilsen rowing coach legend interviewed

By Rebecca Caroe

Rowperfect had the privilege of interviewing rowing coach legend Thor Nilsen. Our conversation was very wide-ranging and he generously told us a lot of tips and insights into rowing, coaching and we have curated these into four short articles. Thor Nilsen’s background in rowing – how he got started, his athletic career and the argument […]

NEW! Rowperfect coaches group call

By Rebecca Caroe

Are you a coach who wants to learn more or test your understanding of successful coaching techniques? Rowperfect is here to help. Once a month we’re running the Rowperfect Coaching Group Call. It’s open to anyone who wants to learn contribute to discussion Hosted on Google Hangouts, we will be online on 16th August Sunday night […]

Buyers Guide: quick release rowing rigger fittings

By Jeremy Peskey

There is often a substantial opportunity cost associated with removing conventional wing riggers in order to maximise the storage space in the boathouse. Many athletes and crews will argue the time taken to dismantle each boat after the session comes at a high price for the amount of space gained. How much space is gained […]

British Rowing Future Plans – have your say

By Rebecca Caroe

The British Rowing Conference was last weekend and there were a lot of comments  on Facebook about where members saw opportunities for improvement. These included: How much support BR is going to give to the ever increasing ‘traditional rowing’ fraternity all around the country (not just West Country gig racing) What would be good is […]

WIN: Design your own row suit / Zootie / Unisuit / Allinone

By Rebecca Caroe

What do you call the costume you wear to row in? Different countries call them different things – different clubs call them different things.  I’ve found four main ones so far Unisuit – USA All in one – UK Zootie – Austraia Row Suit – New Zealand Whatever you call yours – here’s a chance […]

Red Bull RO it’s on… it’s off

By Rebecca Caroe

RedBull are getting more involved in rowing events of the non-traditional kind.  Having sponsored the Red Bull Outrow (Severn Bore) and the Boston MA sprints, the UK event, RO is fronted by Andy Triggs-Hodge. Rowperfect got a press announcement about it and wrote back to ask if they’d like us to help promote but got no reply. […]

Using Coxmate GPS for SUP

By Rebecca Caroe

Hi Rowperfect, I’m interested in the Coxmate GPS for SUP races…. does the Coxmate GPS display speed also in kmh? Can you also supply the heartrate cheststrap and at what price? Thanks in advance! BR James Yes kmh is a display option, and meters, 500m splits and miles…. so you have lots of choice. The […]

Monthly Prize Draw

By Theo

Each month subscribers to the Rowperfect newsletter are included in a free prize draw to win one of our products. This month (August) the prize is a US Rowing Cap from the 2015 U23 World Champs, a Power10- USA Rain Jacket, or a 50th Anniversary HOCR Golf Shirt in size L –  XL From expert rowing coach […]

How to balance a coxed four shell

By Rebecca Caroe

Is there any simple exercise that can be employed to create better stability in a mens 4 coxed crew that have limited time with each other as a crew? I have asked them to adjust their hand heights, but this hasn’t worked.  There appears to be different motivation levels in the boat – would this […]