Author Archives: Howard Aiken

Success planning for rowing clubs

Success planning for rowing club? Is that possible? Howard Aiken has spoken about this some time ago. Most of his ideas are still valid and work for most clubs. (Photo Credit: Worldrowing) “In a recent article on the German national rowing squad I reviewed the formidable level of planning which they bring to the consistent development and deployment […]

Oars – They’re not sticks, they’re springs

Most club rowers, quite rightly, will work with whatever equipment they are given, so we sometimes miss the subtleties of design in that equipment.  Take a modern sweep-oar for example. It is actually a highly-engineered precision instrument designed maximise the efficient transfer of mechanical energy from rower to boat, so to get the best out […]