Category Archives: Books

Book Review: The Mind’s Eye by James C. Joy

The Minds Eye book, Jimmy joy, rowing psychology

The Mind’s Eye: The Evolution of the Athletes’ Skills and Consciousness The Mind’s Eye describes a successful method in the implementation of a mental training program for rowers. Published in 2009 the book reveals “the core of the mental training methods used by Jimmy Joy from his time training under the master coach Bob Fitzpatrick […]

Pilates for Rowers – The Catch

Pilates for rowers The Catch

We got this question two weeks ago from a Deborah in London.   Tom, are there exercises available, that simulate our rowing stroke? I am not an erg rower and look for additional possibilities to strengthen my body. Deborah, thank you for your question. We have several ways to strengthen our body at home or in […]

A new Rowing Tales book is coming

Rowing Tales, Volume one and volume 2, rowing stories

Early warning…. November 11th will be the date when we release the 2019 edition of Rowing Tales. Edited by Rebecca Caroe it’s become a fixture on our annual calendar.  She collects these stories from her Rowing Chat Podcast guests and the Rowperfect Masters Rowing International Facebook group as well as talking to people she meets. […]

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 […]

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 […]