Category Archives: Club Management

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 […]

Corporate Rowing – Team Building with a Difference

In today’s economic climate businesses are constantly looking for ways to get the most from their employees whilst saving where possible. Team building is often trotted out as a simple solution to bind the workforce together but more often than not it’s one of a few activities such as paintballing, heading to the pub etc. […]

Rowperfect Oar Carrier – a new kid on the dock

All dates back to my experience at the WRC in Linz. I saw the big mess of oars. At the dock, at the boats, in dirty grass. They were everywhere. The only exceptions: The Aussies. They had it organized perfectly: with  oar carriers. They were standing in the boat house, properly stored and loaded with […]

How to choose a rowing club

I have been coaching a young athlete who has ambitions to row at the Olympics – one of the things we discussed what how to find the right rowing club for her to join. Setbacks and red herrings I was very frustrated by being asked for advice (which club to join) only to find that […]

How to get more rowing boats in your boathouse

It’s that time –  you are planning your new boat park for 2019 and you find out: you cannot fit any more boats into the boathouse.  Is there a long term strategy you can follow to improve the situation to get more boat in the boat house without rebuilding? 1 – Do an audit of all […]