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Rowing Club Names throughout the World

Rowing club names throughout the world Some of you have traveled the world and rowed in many rowing clubs. Do you remember all the rowing clubs names? Most of the names you find are very similar once you know the system behind it. World Rowing took a look around the world to highlight just a few of […]

Getting into rowing is easier than you think

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There are many sports where people will be interested in participating but may be put off for a number of reasons and rowing may seem like something that’s difficult to get involved with. However, that’s not the case at all. Great Britain was extremely successful in the 2016 Rio Olympics in rowing, winning three golds […]

Oars – They’re not sticks, they’re springs

Most club rowers, quite rightly, will work with whatever equipment they are given, so we sometimes miss the subtleties of design in that equipment.  Take a modern sweep-oar for example. It is actually a highly-engineered precision instrument designed maximise the efficient transfer of mechanical energy from rower to boat, so to get the best out […]

Why I Hate the Bench Pull

I’ve mentioned several times on the Strength Coach Roundtable as well as in a few different articles my disdain–no, my hatred–of the bench pull (also referred to as the “seal row”) exercise, and here’s my full case against it. The bench pull is the single most overrated and dangerous lift in rowing. It has low specificity […]

How to Prevent Varicose Veins in Rowing

Varicose veins are a problem which is getting more and more attention in recent years. These thick bulbous varicose veins or thin purple spider veins are generally treated as a cosmetic issue, although should pain or discomfort arise varicose veins become known as a medical condition. Either way, you can have your varicose veins removed […]

Sculling with long finger nails – ladies only!

Look at this picture. Who says, she has a problem at sculling with long finger nails? Sculling with long finger nails What’s your experience? Do you scratch the back of your hands or knuckles on your right hand? We have a lot of international athletes rowing with long finger nails. Have a look at Maria […]

Interconti Masters at Baselhead in Switzerland

Hello, we are a group of Australian rowers. Is there a chance to participate at the Baselhead?. We need a boat and 5 more rowers. We really would appreciate if you could help. This is sooo easy. Every organizer knows this: Getting a crew together a couple of days before the race is not so […]

Jeannine Gmelin – Change to the Extreme

The 2019 MIRABAUD Baselhead has two entries where we find the Creme de la Creme of European rowers. 16  athletes, 8 women and 8 men are rowing in a composite team called EuropeanEight – single scullers are changing the oars and go rowing. Jeannine Gmelin, Crew captain of the women’s eight told the organizers what […]