Author Archives: Rebecca Caroe

Monthly Prize Draw Winner October 2018

Each month subscribers to the Rowperfect newsletter are included in a free prize draw to win one of our products. This month (October) we have this prize:  Graham Benton coaching on ergo technique or a race advice session The winner is Pete Becker from Los Angeles, USA. Get Yourself signed up and become eligible to WIN by […]

Rowing Nutrition products now available

nutrition category

We have worked hard to find a good supplier of nutrition and recovery products suitable for endurance sports – like rowing. Sponser Nutrition products are now listed in our shop under a new category “Nutrition”. Sponser Nutrition Range The diverse range of products includes Red Beet Vitinox, Recovery Drink mixes, Liquid Energy gels (perfect for […]

Multi Currency for Rowperfect customers

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Many readers will have noticed the language choices of German and English for the Rowperfect website – this started in May 2018. We have now added the option to pay in Euros on our shop – so you can pay in the currency of your choice. Just take a look at the flags top right […]

How to improve your erg score

2k ergo test

Advice from Graham Benton recently interviewed on RowingChat podcast. Get a programme Focus on technique – erg is not the same as a rowing boat Find the drag factor which works for you (rule of thumb is juniors on 3, womens on 4 and men on 5) Train with someone both faster and slower than […]

Boathouse Working Bee

rowing boat house with racked boats

Our club decided that the boathouse was looking shabby, the gear was not well cared for and we were frankly embarrassed to greet visitors. Time for action – our training group decided to run a working bee every Wednesday from 5.30 – 6.30 pm until all the jobs we wanted doing were complete. Running a […]

Rowing rigging for 16 year olds

nuts bolts guide rigging

Question: What Rigging set up should I use for a 16 year junior girl?  From a high school in New Zealand. You asked about rigging boats for a 16 year old girl – here are some Rowperfect Resources which should help you out. You don’t specify sweep or sculling so I’ve included both. Sweep Oar […]

Drills to prevent rushing to the catch

Janelle Filkin, rowing blogger , rowing coach.

From our Technique Exploded series the Catch article netted some comments including this one from Australia Hi, Rebecca. I love the bike wheel analogy; propelling the wheel too slowly (putting your oar in) with your fingers and, I suspect, you would feel a slight jarring and burn. As you pointed out, a poorly timed catch […]

Shopping List Rowing Clothes for Winter

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There’s a good Rowing Reddit community and this question was posted recently – What clothes to wear in winter? I need to look into rowing kit for when I go out onto the river. As I’ve just joined I use my gym top and shorts but that just won’t do in the winter when it […]

How to get leg power as a novice

Junior girls sculling a double - doing drills

Really helpful article to read on Grip. I’m a beginner and struggling to feel the connection at the start of the drive with my legs, meaning my arms do all the work rather than my legs. This leaves me exhausted after 30 minutes or so. I also find I struggle to tap down at the […]

Graham Benton, erg champion on RowingChat

Graham Benton, Rowing erg, rowingchat,

RowingChat welcomes Graham Benton – the self-confessed “Erg Daddy”.  Graham came to rowing via being a champion on the  Concept2 and has multiple UK and World medals and world best times to his credit. We are doing a listener survey – could you take a couple of minutes to tell us what you think about […]