Category Archives: Coaching

Masters Regatta Racing Starts for rowing

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Here is a question from our audience. It arrived a while ago. We have asked our experts to answer… World Rowing Masters regatta is coming up, and I guess most of what can be done of preparation is done by now. However I cannot help but thinking about the start, and how to improve it. […]

It`s Head Racing Season!

Head racing requires totally different tactics from side by side.  Rebecca Caroe shared some thoughts with us. She also used some content of the book Winning Head Races from Carla Zezza. This is the only book on Head Races in Print that I could find. 5 Reasons Head Racing is the Best Winning Head Races […]

Learn from role models: A man who coaches sporting perfection

James Cracknell, 46 has become the oldest ever Boat Race champion. His team mates refer to him as “Uncle James”. Cracknell, for sure became a role model for many of his team mates. (Photocredit: Guardian) Do rowers need to learn from role models? What rowers and rowing coaches can learn from others, also outside of […]

Rowing Dry Bag – designed by Rowers

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Announcing the Rowing Dry Bag designed by rowers.  We loved Rowtex when they created gloves for rowing – then they added the perfect rowers Anorak.  They now announce their two Dry Bags – for your daily rowing and for your touring. New Rowing Dry Bag There are two sizes – a small one which is […]

Coxing long races – what coxes need to say

Womens Eights Head of the River Race, London UK

What should a cox say during a long (15 minute) race to keep the rowers motivated, without sounding repetitive? A long race is a challenge. Happily there’s a great solution. Plan the race beforehand  ok Take a look at the landmarks (bridges, bends etc), know where the straights are and how long they are, decide […]

Yoga for Rowers – your own yoga classes

How wonderful. A Yoga book for the rowing community. Yoga for Rowers Yoga for rowers is the first book of its kind – written for rowers and showing how to take proven techniques from the mat onto the water. It is written for all program levels & coaches – from highschool up to masters. Yoga […]

Hey Coach “Am I dehydrated?”

Rowing in the heat: If you are rowing a lot  and do your sessions seriously, you have to balance the fluid loss. If this balance does not take place, it may be that your body shows symptoms of dehydration. On hot summer days, we recommend that athletes and coaches are constantly checking the water consumption […]

My body and me: What happens during a rowing race?

Photo Credit: Worldrowing Do you know what happens inside your body during a rowing race? Rowing and in particular rowing races is one of the most physically demanding efforts in the world of sport. Several tests and comparisons have shown: Most active rowers have some of the biggest lung capacities, the highest VO2 maximums and […]

More strength advice for beginner rowers from Kristin Marvin

“I’m a new rower and I compete in school regattas. I was wondering what exercises I could do to become a stronger rower?” As a new athlete to the sport it is important to note that whole body movements win over your typical exercise program, especially as a high school student.  You sit down all […]