Category Archives: Club Management

Success planning for rowing clubs

Success planning for rowing club? Is that possible? Howard Aiken has spoken about this some time ago. Most of his ideas are still valid and work for most clubs. (Photo Credit: Worldrowing) “In a recent article on the German national rowing squad I reviewed the formidable level of planning which they bring to the consistent development and deployment […]

Rowing without sight, visually impaired Athletes

At the Vogalonga 2019, I met a French Rowing Crew who had 2 visual impaired athletes in their team. I was amazed how effective their teamwork was and how much fun the team had while setting up their rowing shell. FamilyConnect® a website for parents with visual impaired children recommends rowing as a prime sports […]

How to load your racing shell – It’s Trailer Time

Regatta season means boat trailer season. Whenever your team is heading to a race your boats need to be there too. Espec. when your club sends plenty of crews rowing in different boats. Loading your trailer is not an easy thing per se. It needs some planning What we do in our club? We draw […]

Buying a pair of Rowing Boat trestles for $40?

Are you tempted to buy a pair of trestles for $40?  (Photo: Weiku website) Be careful where you buy your rowing equipment. Double check your business partners to avoid fake business with the rowing community. Prepare yourself against surprises. Read this story from Peter. Peter* (name changed) and his club were very interested to by a […]

Rowperfect Oar Carrier – a new kid on the dock

All goes back to my experience at on of the Rowing World Cups. I saw this big mess of oars. At the dock, at the boats, in the dirty grass. They were everywhere. Seams like all nations treat their oars the same way. The only exception: the Aussies. They had their oars well placed, perfectly […]

Rowing Coach in Switzerland

Hi Coaches, this is a great opportunity for you. Would you like to be a Rowing Coach in Switzerland? Working in Zürich, in one of the most prestigious rowing clubs in Switzerland? We have received this Job Offer and are happy to pass this information to our audience. Here is your new job. “The BELVOIR […]

When is the best age for kids to start rowing?

We have received a question in our social media some time ago. A concerned parent was wondering: When is the best age for kids to start rowing in a club? Can they even participate at a regatta? Many parents do not consider rowing as the first choice sport for their children. They are not aware […]

How to get Foot Force onto the stretcher?

FOOT FORCE is an expression of how well your feet transfer the force of the hip and leg muscle structures onto the stretcher. Applied the right way it can get you the missing second to win the race* This is a strong statement. Gate force is a common currency among rower’s, coaches and sports scientists […]

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 […]