Author Archives: Bryan

About slide bites and rowers bum

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 […]

Rowing through the storm

Every rower hopes for perfect, glass-like conditions when they get out on the water. If only the rivers and lakes we set our boats on were free from pesky wind and challenging weather. We might be lucky enough in the early morning for relative calm, but it’s a near certainty that one of these days you’ll […]

The Power of Self-Talk in Rowing

What is self-talk or positive affirmation? Here is a question relating to the power of self-talk to you: “How many words do you speak to yourself during the day?” Answer: It is between 25.000 and 40.000. Next: “How many words in self talk do you speak to yourselves while being on the water?”: Answer: “I […]

Ireland – Championships Cancelled

The Irish Rowing Championships and Coastal Championships, both events got cancelled due to public health restrictions. The races were due to take place later this August. As we heard from Rowing Ireland and RTE, Rowing Ireland, the Irish Rowing Federation had hoped that the number of people allowed at indoor and outdoor gatherings would be increased […]

World Rowing Virtual Masters Regatta

2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta alternative The FISA World Rowing Commission has decided to initiate a virtual rowing regatta. On your Erg. According Fisa, WRVMR will take place at the same time as the original regatta, from 2-6 September 2020. Designed to be done anywhere in the world masters rowers are invited to complete a […]

Beirut Rowing Center destroyed

We would like to read this post,Tony G. has posted a few hours ago on our Master Rowing international Facebook page.  2 days ago a massive explosion happened in Beirut’s harbor (Photocredit: Lebanon School of Rowing). Following the international press, some 300,000 people left temporarily homeless after the blast made their homes uninhabitable. Half of […]

Foot-Stretcher Angle in Rowing Shells (Part 2)

This is the second post about our foot stretcher settings (read part 1 here). We have answered Rons’s question a few days ago about an optimal stretcher height position. Today we will give you some advice for the optimal foot stretcher angle. In case you are looking for more rigging information check our general guide […]

How much Indoor Rowing – Daily Erg Training

How much Indoor Rowing is needed per week? Many rowing clubs have been re-opened their doors and access to gyms are not restricted anymore.  Winter is gone in the northern Hemisphere and most of us are back in our boats. Rowperfect met a local coach Joseph from Croatia and discussed with him what would be the […]

Racing Hope – FISA World Rowing shares updated racing calender

FISA, World Rowing Association has recently announced the 2020/21 European racing calender! You can take a look at the calendar by clicking here! Changes to the 2020 international rowing regatta season has seen the majority of the season cancelled. But a ray of rowing racing hope remains with the European Rowing Board confirming the European […]