Category Archives: Club Management

Rowing and Single Use Plastics

Rio Beach with plastic rubbish

British Rowing has written a response to the Blue Planet documentary about extensive plastics use by rowers. As rowers, we use plastics in a variety of ways from the water bottle tucked into the back of our lycra, to the packs of pasta we hungrily consume after a long outing. Unfortunately, if not managed carefully, […]

Rowing Club Mission Statements

Austin Rowing Club mission

What makes a good mission statement for a rowing club?  Do clubs even need these? Rowperfect has done some research and found the following all shared by the Masters Rowing International Facebook Group. If you want to include a mission statement for your club – post it in the comments.  And do read to the […]

Second Hand Rowing Boat websites

buy rowing equipment, second hand rowing boat

I am writing from a newly launched rowing club in the middle of Southern Sweden. Rowing is not a big sport in Sweden with only a handful of clubs and a little over 3 000 registered rowers. This makes sourcing of hardware a bit of a dilemma. I have previously bought a couple of boats […]

I feel excluded in my rowing club

exclusion, ducks, one yellow duck, rowing club exclusion

I feel excluded. Do I quit my rowing club? Do not quit yet. But do some personal therapy right away. Take a sheet of paper and write down why you feel “excluded” and include what the behaviours are that you see from others that cause you to have the feeling of exclusion. Then date it […]

Data Protection and Rowing Clubs

If your club collects member’s personal information, you need to be aware of this. British Rowing event – should be very helpful. Recommend sharing with your friends. Data Protection and Club Members’ Data British Rowing’s official hosting solutions partner Pulsant, is hosting a special webinar on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) exclusively for British Rowing affiliated clubs […]

Gelcoat repairs to rowing boat hull

Gel Coat Repair Kits for rowing boats

UPDATE 11 APRIL 2018 – The generous folks at East Coast Fibreglass Supplies have given all Rowperfect readers a discount of 5% off any online purchase during April 2018 – just use the coupon “rowperfect2018” when you check out.  Thanks guys! I noticed that a number of our boats have gel coat damage on the […]

Training Camp Venues – let’s make a big list

We know that there are great places around the world where you can go on training camp. Can the Rowperfect global community help us create a master list of places, contacts and recommendations? We’ve started creating a list with the help of Ming Zou (who added the Chinese column headings). Please review and edit and […]

Best boat booking software for rowing

Organise athletes for rowing crews

I am looking for a boat booking software for my sailing club in Felixstowe. We have 11 club boats and currently have a diary we use, Boats are booked by the half day. Andy – great question.  And the quick answer is to SEARCH using the feature at the top of every page in the […]

Rowing Club Sponsorship 2018

Rowperfect has been supporting rowing clubs for years with our Sponsored Clubs programme. This is your chance to get your club onto the list – read on… What is the Rowing Club Sponsorship Programme? Rowing clubs need education for coaches and athletes.  You also buy equipment, run regattas and teach rowing and sculling.  Rowperfect supports […]

Coxmate Audio review from Sudbury RC

coxmate audio amplification for rowing

And here’s a review from Sudbury Rowing Club who tried the Coxmate Audio amplifier. The audio only version obviously does not have a rate meter, but we were doing a UT2 outing with 2 1500m pieces at 28 so my stroke-man had the GPS unit for that outing and I then used it in the […]