Author Archives: Bryan

Jeannine Gmelin – Change to the Extreme

The 2019 MIRABAUD Baselhead has two entries where we find the Creme de la Creme of European rowers. 16  athletes, 8 women and 8 men are rowing in a composite team called EuropeanEight – single scullers are changing the oars and go rowing. Jeannine Gmelin, Crew captain of the women’s eight told the organizers what […]

2019 BaselHead Race – feels like a European Championship

Wow – have a look at the regatta entries for the BaselHead this week. It looks like the world’s top single scullers are meeting in Switzerland. All join to participate at the 2019 BaselHead race, the larges 8+ Head race in continental Europe. (Post in German) 2019 Baselhead race: Like a European Championship. The EuropeanEight’s […]

A Coffee Shot before Sports. Rowing with caffeine

We received an email from Kunda from Sydney. We will soon be moving our ladies crew training’s into the morning hours. Question: I never leave the house without drinking an espresso with sugar. I am rowing with caffeine in my blood. Can this hurt me during training? Dear Kunda, a coffee shot before rowing is […]

Frustrations for Masters Rowers

Masters aged over 27 are one of the fastest growing memberships of our sport.  And yet they are poorly served by many clubs.  Rebecca Caroe, the author of this article is sure: “This isn’t just a UK problem, I have evidence that this situation is matched throughout the world”. Masters Rowing International This Rowperfect Facebook […]

Tokio 2020 Olympic regatta course

The 2020 Olympic regatta course is ready to host Olympic Athletes. The Sea Forest Waterway and its Salt Water Canal will be a challenge for boats and material. Our Olympic rowing venue is located in Tokyo Bay and is ready to go. Still a few months away, much to the delight of Sydney Olympics gold […]

Slide bites, rowers bum and calf skin protection

Slide bites or how to spot a rower walking down the street . . . Ok, picture this – it’s summertime.  You’re walking downtown and ahead of you is a girl (or guy – you choose): tall, bronzed, lean, athletic-looking . . .she’s looking good and you cast your eye downwards to the flick of […]

Dyneema Calf Skin protection: So popular

Announcing our Rowperfect Dyneema Calf Skin protection Dyneema Calf Skin Protection for rowing …  is necessary when the boat comes into contact with delicate skin! We have been searching for quiet some time to find out about the right material for calf skin protection: When you check the market, you might find calf skin protection […]

Boat Whispering at the Masters Championships in Velence

We just came back from Velence and were impressed what we have seen in Hungary. Hundreds of boats, thousands of rowers, and we joined many conversations with rowers, suppliers and officials. What a wonderful community the Masters Rowers are. The daily interaction were my highlights of the event. Some of them in the shuttle bus […]

Masters Regatta Racing Starts for rowing

rowing crew, racing rowers, world rowing

Here is a question from our audience. It arrived a while ago. We have asked our experts to answer… World Rowing Masters regatta is coming up, and I guess most of what can be done of preparation is done by now. However I cannot help but thinking about the start, and how to improve it. […]