Category Archives: Club Management

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 […]

Boat Whispering at the Masters Championships in Velence

We just came back from Velence and were impressed what we have seen in Hungary. Hundreds of boats, thousands of rowers, and we joined many conversations with rowers, suppliers and officials. What a wonderful community the Masters Rowers are. The daily interaction were my highlights of the event. Some of them in the shuttle bus […]

Trailer weight distribution – check out your tonque weight

A Video is worth a thousand words Last weekend I had to pull our club trailer to a regatta. We had 11 boats on the trailer, about 1500 kg of trailer weight. While inspecting the trailer after loading I noticed, the trailer was leaning to the “rear”. I showed my crew this video I once […]

Help – we lost our boathouse

What do you do when something terrible happens to your boathouse? Coach Neil Bergenroth was involved in one of this terrible incidents. He is describing his experience in this post a while ago. Specifically, it is the coaches hope that other rowing clubs can have things in place prior to the unthinkable. Photo Credit: In […]

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 […]