New Masters Rowing advice series

By Rebecca Caroe

We’re very excited to be publishing the Faster Masters products now in individual chapter form.  Having got feedback from our readers, we realise that some people would prefer to buy what they need NOW rather than a full Faster Masters membership programme. And so today we’re releasing each episode from Faster Masters Gold membership individually. […]

How to use the RP3 to teach rowing co-ordination

By Rebecca Caroe

Casper Rekers designed and built the original Rowperfect (now renamed RP3) from 1987 to his death in 2010.  He presented a series of papers to Rowing Coaching conferences and we think his material is great and worth re-appraising.  This article is an extract from his written conference presentations. RP teaches co-ordination For many of us […]

Para Rowing Camp in Seattle

By Rebecca Caroe

Rowperfect’s good friend Coach Tara sent this message Hello, thanks for your help to get the word out to adaptive athletes and coaches! Seize The Oar is hosting a Para-Rowing Camp at the end of August in Vancouver WA Vancouver Lake Rowing Club. Open to coaches for mentoring, current para-rowers and interested volunteers. Race and train with […]

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British Rowing Acknowledges Rowperfect

By Rebecca Caroe

We are stoked that British Rowing mentioned Rowperfect in their Coaches Survey as a source of rowing education. If you’re in the UK and haven’t taken the British Rowing coaches survey, please do so today – And share this post to your coaching friends.

Eucatape for rowing blister prevention

A user reviews Blister Tape for Rowing

By Tabhitha Tang

Eucatape is an innovative blister prevention tape that has hit the rowing market with quite a splash. Originally designed for drummers, the brains behind Eucatape have developed a version of the tape specifically for rowers! What makes Eucatape for Rowin’ so unique is the cooling, soothing anti-inflammatory properties found within the fibres of the tape […]

Rowing physiotherapists are essential

By Rebecca Caroe

Following up on our post about rowing seat pad stops hamstring pain, we had expert comments from Rowing Expert Physiotherapist, Greg Spooner. I’m a US-based physiotherapist in San Diego, California (, and I’ve had this very discussion many times with my client pool of rowing athletes who come to me from all over the USA […]

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Capsize drill – how to get back in a rowing boat after flipping

By Rebecca Caroe

Today we are going to look at several different videos teaching how to get back into a rowing boat after having fallen in. British Rowing official capsize drill The first minute shows a capsize using a camera on the boat Note the athlete is fully submerged and then pulls her feet out of the shoes […]

Teaching timing to rowing beginners

By Rebecca Caroe

I lead a class teaching learn to row to adult beginners. It was too windy to row that weekend and so we ended up in the gym. Take a look at the videos showing what we did. I paired an experienced rower with a beginner Each pair held a one meter long piece of plastic tubing […]