Aligning power in a mixed masters quad

By Rebecca Caroe

We have just formed a mixed quad crew and want some advice on how to align our power and get the crew going well together. Roland Beevor wrote to us after reading the original article. I think this issue is a good issue to explore, it addresses a big unexplored requirement: how do you bring people, […]

bunnies rowing

Passengers, or what can a masters crew do with a free rider

By Rebecca Caroe

One of the glories of rowing is that a boat is only as fast as the slowest crew member. Unless all the members are contributing the boat will not be fast.  I say this is one of the glories of the sport because it means that, unlike a football team, a basketball team ora hockey team, […]

How Thames Rowing Club used RPs to win Henley Royal

By Rebecca Caroe

Thames Rowing Club in London are in the process of continuing to upgrade the club ergos to RP3 rowing machines.  Their Head Coach, Ben Lewis, sent us this video about their 2015 win at Henley Royal Regatta last summer.  He credits the RPs as an integral part of the crew’s training regime which led them […]

Mahe Drysdale sculling

Mahe Drysdale’s first year of rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

I coached the crew Mahe was in at the West End Rowing Club the year he started rowing in 1998.  And this memoir is based on my recollections. by Craig Allely  Mahe Drysdale began rowing in 1998 at the West End Rowing Club in Auckland New Zealand First as a Novice oarsman at the Easter […]

Kittens die if you rush the slide.

7 rowing exercises to prevent rushing the slide

By Rebecca Caroe

What land exercises can I do to improve slide control, so that I have more control going to the catch position? Great question – and fantastic that you what to self-tutor on this.  Getting into the habit of working out how to make these changes yourself is a really great skill. Several solutions for you […]

Performance Psych for Rowing

Strength Coach Roundtable #5: Performance Psych for Rowing

By StrengthCoachWill

The Strength Coach Roundtable hosted a monster of a podcast about performance psych for rowing as we went nearly 90 minutes straight and all felt like we still had more to talk about. Will, Blake, and Joe were joined by guest Sara Hendershot for a discussion of performance psychology in rowing and how you can use […]

Coaching your coxswain – yes, you CAN

By Rebecca Caroe

Bad coxing starts with poor coaching.  Improved coxing comes from an understanding of the best way to instruct.  Few coaches have been coxswains and so take a quick educational guide from a Coxswain, Chelsea Dommert, who found that she was frustrated by the un-clear instructions she got from her coach.  So she wrote the book […]