Author Archives: Tom Wall

How to Rabbit:  Guiding a Visually Impaired Rower

“Okay, Rob:  Ready, Row” In this blog, Sharon Wienbar explains her experience with Visual Impaired (VI) rowers. That typical rowing command takes on more urgency and complication when Rob is in a blind boat–and not just a backward-facing scull. Rob is visually impaired (“VI”); he prefers the term “blind.” Yet Rob rows a single scull […]

World Rowing Master Regatta Velence

In less than two weeks World Rowing and the Hungarian Rowing association will open the WRMR in Hungary. Lake Velence, 50 Km south of Budapest. Rowperfect will be present at the regatta place. World Rowing Masters Regatta: “The Lake of Sunshine” According Regatta Central website, “Lake Velence is one of the most atmospheric and charming […]

Check out the World Rowing Regattas for sales and deals

Great regattas, like the world championships in Linz or the WRMR World Rowing Masters Regatta in Hungary offer great deals. You can get your oar, your cloth or erg 15 to 20% off.  Two opportunities are waiting for you: The World Champs in Linz and the World Rowing Masters Regatta in Velence. Which is the best […]

Help – we lost our boathouse

What do you do when something terrible happens to your boathouse? Coach Neil Bergenroth was involved in one of this terrible incidents. He is describing his experience in this post a while ago. Specifically, it is the coaches hope that other rowing clubs can have things in place prior to the unthinkable. Photo Credit: In […]

Rowing History: Colani Eight at the Olympic games 1972

Munich, Olympic games 1972. The German Rowing Association -DRV- was going to present the super 8+. Coaching legend Karl Adam from Ratzeburg, the DRV and star designer Luigi – Lutz Colani teamed up to build a new type of rowing boat.(Photo Credit: Südwestpresse 1972) How to find 40 kg? A prototype eight was designed by […]

World Rowing Championships regatta

The World Rowing Championships regatta is the biggest FISA event and the most important of the season for us rowers. It is held at the end of the season.  The regatta is held over eight days using a progression system from heats through to finals and ensuring that there is sufficient rest time between boat […]

Time to take rowing break

The rowing season 2019 is almost history. The WRCHAMPS in Linz, some small regattas and in a few weeks the great competitions where fought. Time to take a rowing break? For top athletes, taking a non rowing vacation is one of the best ways to expand your horizons and recharge for the upcoming season. While […]

Rowing without sight, visually impaired Athletes

At the Vogalonga 2019, I met a French Rowing Crew who had 2 visual impaired athletes in their team. I was amazed how effective their teamwork was and how much fun the team had while setting up their rowing shell. FamilyConnect® a website for parents with visual impaired children recommends rowing as a prime sports […]