Author Archives: Rebecca Caroe

Winners from Rowers Rub testing promo

Rowing blister prevention

We’re delighted to announce the two winners in our Rowers Rub test contest, Kelda Wood and Jane Fitzsimons. For those of you who didn’t enter or didn’t win, we have a small consolation –  FREE SHIPPING promotion on Blister Prevention Bundle for worldwide addresses. Use the Coupon Code “blister-bgone” to get free shipping.   Get free shipping […]

How long should I train on the erg?

BJSM lower back pain rowers

I’m trying to locate an article from some months back, with no luck. It was written by an Irish woman rower, who also was an exercise physiologist or with some other credentials. The thrust of it was about caution by Masters, and us Veterans, when using ergs for long periods of time, and a greater […]

Do I REALLY need to do long distance training?

Is it tough to really row slow? I call it Aerobic Discipline. If so, find out why those low intensity, long distance sessions are a must for your high performance racing months from now. Today, an e-mail message from a master rower read, “Marlene, I have done that 90-minute piece on the erg three times […]

Olympian Gold Medalist Rower wants Ninja Warrior in Olympics

Susan Francia on American Ninja Warrior

Olympic gold medalist Susan Francia wasn’t ready to slow down after she retired from the US women’s eight rowing team.  Winning two gold medals at the Summer Olympics and setting a world record at the 2006 World Rowing Championships and the 2012 Samsung World Rowing Cup II, Francia has been used to living at a […]

Coxmate Audio review from Sudbury RC

coxmate audio amplification for rowing

And here’s a review from Sudbury Rowing Club who tried the Coxmate Audio amplifier. The audio only version obviously does not have a rate meter, but we were doing a UT2 outing with 2 1500m pieces at 28 so my stroke-man had the GPS unit for that outing and I then used it in the […]

Fun with Rowing Car License Plates

rowing license plate

Over on the Masters Rowing International Facebook page we’ve got a supeb discussion thread going on about Car License Plates with a rowing theme. Got any more to add? Remo (Spanish for Rowing) license plate   And late entries Rick from Rollerlock sent us this picture of his work van!  

Coxmate GPS software now in OSX

Rowperfect Coxmate GPS Holiday Gift Guide

Coxmate releases OSX version of GPs software for existing users – you now have a choice of Windows or Apple iOS to do your rowing data analysis. Apple software has been released by Coxmate to support the interpretation of their GPS speed measurement device. Download the OSX software Register your Coxmate GPS and get the […]

Top Rowing Moments from 2017

Thanks to Martin Cross who recorded his Best Rowing Moments from 2017 10 – Tom Barras GBR Single Sculler at Sarasota World Rowing Championships 9 – Hungarian 2+ Coxed pair vs Australians – finish at World Champs 8 – Irish lightweight mens pair LM2- Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll sensational high rating 7 – Final of […]