Category Archives: Books

A Coffee Shot before Sports. Rowing with caffeine

We received an email from Kunda from Sydney. We will soon be moving our ladies crew training’s into the morning hours. Question: I never leave the house without drinking an espresso with sugar. I am rowing with caffeine in my blood. Can this hurt me during training? Dear Kunda, a coffee shot before rowing is […]

Rowing books for your holiday novel reading

Today we’re showing off two rowing books which are worth adding to your summer holiday reading list. Both novels and written by authors who actually understand the sport, they give very different perspectives on that most difficult of rowing situations – the crew bonding before, during and after an important race.  Buy Water under the […]

Yoga for Rowers – your own yoga classes

How wonderful. A Yoga book for the rowing community. Yoga for Rowers Yoga for rowers is the first book of its kind – written for rowers and showing how to take proven techniques from the mat onto the water. It is written for all program levels & coaches – from highschool up to masters. Yoga […]

Rowing and Mobility – Part two – Hip Flexors

Hip Flexor Mobility for Rowers In Part 1, we discussed what “tightness” really is (and what it isn’t), why mobility is so much more than just flexibility alone, and how to address mobility restrictions in the thoracic spine. In Part 2, we discuss the big bad hip flexor muscles. Hip flexors have become a popular […]

Dan Boyne’s Rowing Tale

Rowing Tales 2018 cover

Dan Boyne, a resident of Boston, Massachusetts in the U.S., has served for many years as Harvard University’s Director of Recreational Rowing. He is also the author of Essential Sculling (The Lyons Press), Kelly: A Father, a Son, an American Quest (Mystic), and The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning and the […]

Interview: My fathers life behind the barbed wire fence – Rima Karaliene

rowing in communist Lithuania

I had the chance to talk to Rima about book. A book we have posted before and which is in our store now. Rima is a fascinating lady: She manages a Rowing Hotel, is involved in National Rowing organisations and writes books. Even books for children. Read and learn about the rowing society during the […]

Matt McQuillan’s Rowing Tale

Our Rowing Tales range from the sublime to the ridiculous.  Let’s start with ridiculous. Matt McQuillan, a British International from the late 1990s, recalls a day when he was strolling along the Thames Embankment in Putney, just upstream from London, heading back to the train station in Fulham. Don’t Mind Me! As I was wandering […]

A new volume of Rowing Tales

We are delighted to announce the imminent publication of Rowing Tales 2018 – curated as before by Peter Mallory (Editor) and Rebecca Caroe. This year’s book includes contributions from rowers and coaches from around the world and for the first time we’ve added in some rowing poetry.  You will enjoy Annabel Eyres’ beautiful front cover […]

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 […]