Category Archives: Books

Ian Nielsen’s Still Here, a rowing memoir

Still Here, rowing book,

Thanks for the note on the memoir, ‘The Sculler’.  It sounds great and being genuine, I will purchase and read with interest. I could not let this opportunity go by without mentioning to you and perhaps fellow subscribers of Rowperfect, that I have also published a memoir titled ‘Still Here’.  Old age sculling takes a […]

The Sculler – a rowing novel

The Sculler book,

Rowing stories need a ring of authenticity – you know when someone has experienced what they are writing about. Leon Fletcher gives his all not just in the telling of this tale abut also in the (quasi-autobiographical) nature of the actual story itself. It tells the tale of a feisty athlete who doesn’t quite fit […]

Seat Racing preferences for New Zealander, David Lindstrom

We sent the Seat Racing ebook out to review with coaches, athletes and coxswains and here is a selection of their insights. David Lindstrom, Former New Zealand Selector Briefly I feel the Seat Racing articles are very informative and give a balanced opinion on how to select crews. From my experience with the NZ Junior […]

Tales of Row: A review of Rowing Tales by Tim Koch

Rowing Tales, rowperfect, rowing anthology

This post was originally published on Hear the Boat Sing. 30 October 2017 Tim Koch reveals what his rowing friends are getting for Christmas. The Naked City, a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin, famously concluded with the line ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them’. Nearly 60 years later, […]

The Swiss Rowing Joke

Rowing Tales, rowperfect, rowing anthology

Your weekend long read….thanks to Chris Dodd who contributed this to RowingTales – the anthology of rowing stories. In 1991 FISA’s annual meeting of all the commissions took place in Zagreb. Having never been to the area, I set off a few days early to explore before rowing matters intervened. Hardly had I reached Heathrow, […]

Help get teen girls into rowing

#RowMoJo & @rowconference are working together to help get more teenage girls into #ROWING! Both focussing on some of the issues teenage girls experience as they engage with competitive sport: Physical Literacy Anxiety Training & Periods Breast Health & Sports Bras Physical movement & the ‘robust’ athlete The Female Traid & hormonal effects Diet & […]

Rowing Tales 2 for 1 book launch

We’re delighted to announce that Rowing Tales – the anthology of anecdotes about the sport of rowing is launching today. Written by over 40 separate contributors, this is the ultimate collection of stories for the rowing enthusiast.  Below you will find a launch offer to buy 2 for the price of one before 1st November […]

Rowing using the Alexander Technique

Rowing Technique from a Holistic Perspective is a personal insight into whole-body rowing from an expert Alexander Technique and Tai-chi teacher, Jonathan Drake. If you have ever had an injury, you will know how challenging this was to recover from.  Jonathan Drake shares his insights into how to make rowing “easier” on the body with […]