Champion Rowers Statues part 4

By Rebecca Caroe

The Rower in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada celebrates an un-named athlete and the local regatta venue by Morgan Macdonald. “The Rower” is Morgan’s first public monument, a tribute to the historic and annual regatta which has become a civic celebration every August. What I like about this is that it’s physically accurate but includes a […]

New Masters Rowing advice series

By Rebecca Caroe

We’re very excited to be publishing the Faster Masters products now in individual chapter form.  Having got feedback from our readers, we realise that some people would prefer to buy what they need NOW rather than a full Faster Masters membership programme. And so today we’re releasing each episode from Faster Masters Gold membership individually. […]

Champion Rowers Statues part 3

By Rebecca Caroe

Today we’ll take a look at two more rowers immortalised in bronze.  The first is the Spirit of St Catharines in Ontario, Canada adjacent to the site of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta venue, Martindale Pond. This travel website describes it as Martindale Pond right next to Port Dalhousie is the site of the Royal […]

Champion Rowers Statues part 2

By Rebecca Caroe

We’ve found several statues with a rowing theme around the world and so as a little side project this summer, here’s one of them in the US city of Philadelphia. John B Kelly  With Boathouse Row and miles of challenging river, Philadelphia has long been a center for rowing enthusiasts. Who better to represent this […]

Calling Masters who will race in Bled

By Rebecca Caroe

Sander Roosendaal writes on the Masters Rowing International Group: Would anyone be interested in meeting up at Bled WRMR and learn about using data to row faster? If enough people were interested, I could see what we could set up. Just an idea right now. Please reply in the comments below

How to use the RP3 to teach rowing co-ordination

By Rebecca Caroe

Casper Rekers designed and built the original Rowperfect (now renamed RP3) from 1987 to his death in 2010.  He presented a series of papers to Rowing Coaching conferences and we think his material is great and worth re-appraising.  This article is an extract from his written conference presentations. RP teaches co-ordination For many of us […]

Rowing gloves back in the store

By Rebecca Caroe

We apologise for the unavailability of rowing gloves for the past couple of weeks in our shop. Software issues and boring excuses…. now over.  They’re back and you can order at will. Please remember to measure your hands accurately so the size is correct.

Champion rowers’ statues

By Rebecca Caroe

There aren’t many statues of famous rowers and so today I thought we’d start a series of blog posts of all the ones we are aware of.  Do you know any we’ve missed? Redgrave and Pinsent in Henley on Thames, UK Read this website “From Pitch to Plinth the Sporting Statues project” which details the […]