Author Archives: Jonathan Malcolm Lewis

Be Prepared and the Best Cox Possible – A Coach’s Perspective

Well, the head races are on and the cox in these boat finds himself in challenging positions: Motivating the team. And coxing the crew for more than 25 minutes. Important enough to remind you on a few things  The Basics in Coxing: When in doubt, WEIGH ENOUGH, RUDER HALT, EASY OAR!!! I can’t stress the importance of this. If […]

A Collection Of Rowing Quotes

“Rowers do more before 8am than most people do all day.” “Real athletes row. Everyone else just plays games.” “The oars gave me power, but also taught me humility.” “Winning medals is good, racing is better, loving the sport is best!” “Glory is in the team not the individual.” – Sean Sullivan “To increase your success […]

Steve Fairbairn “On Rowing” Republished

The Steve Fairbairn digital republications can be found on Amazon for Kindle Devices or for most other devices as a PDF here. They are currently 50% off as a special introductory offer which will run until the 28th of November. Here at Rowperfect UK, and in conjunction with rowing historian Peter Mallory, we’ve been busy […]

Advanced Racing Tips For The British Senior Rowing Championships

Get an edge over rival schools for the British Senior Rowing Championships in October. Sign up to receive our free “Michael Toon’s Advanced Racing Tips” 20 page eBook to help your crews get the advantage you need. Michael Toon is an Olympic medalist who won a bronze medal with the mens 8 at the 2004 Athens Olympics. In his […]

How reverse psychology & Dragons Den is helping prevent rowing blisters

A guest post from Emily Webb – Founder of Oarsome Potential – A woman on a mission to prevent the onset of blistered rowers’ hands “You’ll never do it – it’s impossible” those famous last words from my rowing coach when I told him my plans for my GCSE design technology project. Perhaps it was […]

Samsung Phone Covers

Do you own a Samsung smartphone such as as Galaxy or Note? Then you’ll love these rowing cases available from CafePress.co.uk. With prices starting at £7 there’s no reason why you can’t protect your phone while also sharing your love of our fantastic sport. There are thousands of designs to choose from for almost every Samsung phone. Click […]

Get Michael Toon’s Advanced Racing Tips Book For Free

Get an edge over rival schools for the British Junior Rowing Championships in July. Sign up to receive our free “Michael Toon’s Advanced Coxswain Racing Tips” 20 page Ebook to help your crews get the advantage you need. Michael Toon is an Olympic medalist coxswain who won a bronze medal with the mens 8 at the 2004 […]

Blogger Of The Year 2013 Awards: A Call For Nominations

With 2013 been and gone it’s time to award and thank all those who contributed valuable content for the entire rowing community to benefit from. Following the buzz our 2012 Blogger of the Year awards picked up, it’s now time to select the best rowing blogs from 2013. At this stage we are calling for […]

Does Alcohol Affect Your Rowing?

Is alcohol bad for sport – 75.4 million results. Enough evidence surely to be elementary. Rowing in many cases is simply a battle of bodies. As technique becomes a less deciding factor, races are won and lost by the body and the mind. Alcohol inhibits both Alcohol slows you down both physically and mentally, reduces your […]

What To Expect From Rowing – Probably Not Elephants

What To Expect From A Rowing Training Session The type and the number of sessions you perform in a week should be determined by your ultimate goal. It is important to be realistic about the targets you set yourself. There are main goals that rowing is appropriate for: Satisfying your competitiveness (Winning) Getting fit Having Fun […]