Rowperfect UK Limited was founded in 1991 by Harry Mahon the legendary NZ rowing coach and Tony Brook World Gold medallist to import Rowperfect rowing simulators into the UK for the first time. Harry was coaching the GB 8 in preparation for the Sydney Olympic Games at the time and he was quickly convinced that the Rowperfect would help him achieve the best possible results from the crew. He thought that if they rowed with technical excellence and a common power application and force curves, he could overcome their strength shortcomings and create a fast crew of skilled boat-movers. They won a Gold Medal.
In 2001 Grant Craies joined Tony and started to use Rowperfect with his crews at Tideway Scullers School. Later, Rebecca Caroe also joined and Tony left the business. Since then the range of products has expanded—to e-books and DVDs, rating watches, coaching advice, rowing gloves, Coxmate coxing equipment—and the Rowperfect website is gaining a reputation as a place to find educational resources and new ideas to help them build rowing, sculling, coxing and coaching skills.
In 2019 Gary Coxon joined the company as Manager—he’s the friendly voice behind the emails and the phone! Gary is an ambitious masters rower and has a long rowing pedigree as an athlete. Rebecca and Grant decided in 2018 to pass the Rowperfect business to a masters rower who is passionate about the world of rowing. He will carry the Rowperfect spirit and philosophy into the future.