Category Archives: Books

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

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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

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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 […]

Where the Boys in the Boat author swiped the story from

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In case you enjoyed reading the Boys in the Boat blockbuster about the Berlin Olympic US mens 8 crew…. take a read of this. Seems Dan Brown was second to the party but swiped the financial prize. Rowperfect contacted Michael Socolow After reading this article on Inside Higher Ed (we have highbrow tastes!) Michael told […]