Category Archives: Club Management

Good news: Top Lactose-Free Protein Drinks

How many of you suffer from lactose intolerance? Top Lactose-Free Protein Drinks Many athletes are controlling their daily protein intake. We take Proteins before, after and even during our training sessions. I have seen tour rowers having their protein gels on board. Well – what would I do if I suffer from from lactose intolerance? […]

How to carry my rowing shell

Spine Sparing Boat Carrying In this guest post Joe DeLeo, CSCS and Dr. Stuart McGill, PhD review some important environmental factors about rowing. Read their blog here:  “Earlier this year, I attended the FISA World Masters Regatta in Sarasota, Florida. During that weekend, I had the opportunity to catch up with Dr. Stuart McGill, who […]

There is a fungus in my masters eight

Today we are talking about hygiene in the boathouse and in our boats. photo Credit: wikihow Dr. Ed Wittich, from BAT Logic, one of the world leaders in quick release rowing shoe systems has posted an article I found very interesting. He states, that  UP TO 25% OF PEOPLE SUFFER FROM THE FUNGAL INFECTION THAT CAUSES […]

Top Bat Logic Quick Release Shoe System in Rowing

Announcing the top Bat Logic Quick Release Rowing shoe system: designed by rowers for rowers.  We loved BAT Logic and their Project B shoes. We have seen them in Lucerne, Glasgow, Linz and many other FISA regattas. BAT Logic Systems are one of the best Systems you can find on the market. Their equipment is built for […]

Go Rowing with a Stylish Flair – Watershoes and Wellies

Gosch Shoes Sylt Women's Boots Rubber Boots Waterproof Green

Who says dressing practically has to mean sacrificing style? Certainly not us rowers. We are wearing our rowing gear including sneakers or boring water shoes. Not very innovative. And that is were fashion could start. Read this post about stylish rubber boots. “Like many rowers, I spend a fair bit of time wading around in […]

Rowing at the Vogalonga 2019

Rowing from Cannaregio to Canale Grande into the city was the most exciting rowing I’ve had in my life You might have heard about the classic race: The Vogalonga, located in Venice, Italy. The Vogalonga regatta is  a non-competitive recreational sporting event for amateur athletes. Anyone who is capable of managing a watersports device can […]

Why we don’t row in lightning storms

Did you know that it’s dangerous to row during a thunder storm? We read a great discussion about it with this awesome photo. Helpful advice about what to do if you’re on water and a lightning storm starts. When thunderstorms are nearby, there are three main factors determining what gets struck, the objects: 1) height […]

What Shape is your Rowing Club? Filling out the Hourglass

In his article “What Shape is your Rowing Club?” Duncan Holland introduced the ‘Hourglass’ model which represent many clubs, with many Masters and Junior members but few Seniors. Until recently my club was in the same position. The club has always had a large junior squad, but we would lose our older juniors who moved […]

Rowing and Water Safety – learn from Incidents

and Share the Knowledge Around your Rowing Club Nothing puts a damper on our favourite sport of rowing like common accidents on and off the water. Do any of these scenarios sound all-too-familiar? Slipping in water puddling off boats fresh from the river Dropping boats and breaking them Collisions on the water between boats (watch […]

How to write a Strategy for Rowing Clubs Part 1

It’s nearly time for the quiet “off season” for many northern hemisphere rowing clubs. Use this time to reflect on how you want your club to be organised and run for next season. Rowperfect met John Parker who is former Chief Executive of Sport Waikato, New Zealand and asked him How should Clubs write a […]