Are Rockers Akin to Athletes?

By Rebecca Caroe

RUSH is a high-performance sports team! THE CONTEXT: RUSH. A name that evokes strong reactions among music fans alike—favourably, and sometimes not. Love them or hate them, it’s hard to deny the success they have experienced over their forty-plus years together. As with any high-performance team that endures four decades, the members of RUSH—Geddy Lee, […]

Who will win Gold at the 2015 World Rowing Champs?

By Rebecca Caroe

Join @Fatsculler and Rowperfect as we debate and discuss the finalists who will be racing for gold. Live Google Hangout (webinar) where you can ask the questions Expect a fast-paced discussion where nothing is held back, as per @FatSculler’s track record.  He knows. Details sent when you reserve a ticket. Powered by Eventbrite

Where to buy a single scull boat?

By Rebecca Caroe

I’m looking for a 85/95Kg 1 x racing shell – where can I get one? Rowperfect doesn’t sell boats, but we have written a couple of articles which may help you when searching for a second hand boat/ Advice buying second and sculling oars  (also applies to buying boats).  Lists websites where rowing equipment and services […]

Join us – blogging on Rowperfect

By Rebecca Caroe

Would you like to upload your rowing blogs and articles and share them with a wider audience? Use the Rowperfect blog Guest Blogging tool – it’s WordPress and easy to use. If you say ‘yes’ to blogging on Rowperfect there are a couple of caveats we proof read it before publishing please allow us […]

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 […]

University College Boat Club, Oxford – Men’s Head Coach

By Rebecca Caroe

Starting in October – Part time – Competitive hourly rate of pay offered. UCBC are looking for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic coach to join us for the next academic year and possibly beyond. University College Boat Club was founded in 1827 to provide rowing facilities to the members of the University College, Oxford, the […]

Become a rowing coach for your gap year

By Rebecca Caroe

My son has just left school and has decided to take a gap year before going to University. He is a very good oarsman and has represented Scotland at junior level for the past two years. He would like to do some coaching, either in the UK or abroad, but we are unsure of the […]

Hamstring Length for Rowing Strength

By Kristin Marvin

There is a length to strength ratio in every muscle of our body. Rowers tend to strengthen their legs every chance they get: weight lifting, running, erging, rowing, etc. Unfortunately, most rowers don’t understand the importance of muscle length; therefore, don’t take stretching seriously. A shorter hamstring is weaker than a longer hamstring (the same […]

Wish list for a new rowing boat house

By Rebecca Caroe

There is a great discussion thread on RSR about what should go into a rowing boat storage building. A couple of pitfalls I’ve seen erg room without decent ventilation – and width to put ergs facing each other (they were herringbone) overhanging balcony with pillars below so you can’t get an 8 out and turn […]

Join RowingChat with Angelo Savarino

By Jeremy Peskey

This month, our RowingChat guest is.. Italian National and Newcastle University Head Coach Angelo Savarino Angelo’s arrival at NUBC in 2005 followed three successful years based at Italy’s Paolo D’Aloja National RowingCentre at Piediluco, Umbria, where he was Coach and Co-ordinator of the Italian Junior and Senior Women’s national teams, and Assistant Coach for the Italian Federation […]