Category Archives: Community

Dispel the myth – How Coastal Rowing can help

Coastal Rowing is getting more and more popular. Many beginners wonder: How difficult is coastal rowing. What are the differences about fine boat rowing. Tim Fenemore explains some of the differences for novice and beginner rowers “You may have thought about giving Coastal Rowing a try but concerned that it might upset your technique. Having […]

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 […]

European Rowing Championships in Lucerne

Are you ready for the 2019 ERCH in Lucerne? Lucerne was honored to stage the 2019 European Rowing Championship from May 31 – June 2, 2019. According President Andreas Bucher the reparation is well under way. They expect a great venue and make sure all visitors will have an unforgettable time  in Lucerne. “The beautiful town […]

How to improve bad Rowing Technique

Great Rowing: Robert Manson. Photo Credit: WorldRowing One of our followers (let’s call him  Andrew) and guest has experienced something new to him. He is new in our sport and has been sculling since 10 month. He did a lot of slo-mo investigation at Elite rowers. I’ve been sculling in the single for 10 months […]

How to find a rowing talent?

Many clubs, many countries and national rowing organisations use talent identification programmes to look for the best athletes. Some try to recruit talents from school, some do extensive marketing to find great rowers. That feeling of rowing talent World Rowing placed a post (Full article) some time ago about a Canadian study to identify talents and […]

How to get Foot Force onto the stretcher?

FOOT FORCE is an expression of how well your feet transfer the force of the hip and leg muscle structures onto the stretcher. Applied the right way it can get you the missing second to win the race* This is a strong statement. Gate force is a common currency among rower’s, coaches and sports scientists […]

The Umpire’s decision at a Regatta

The reagtta season is going to start soon. Rowers and Umpires get prepared for the upcoming event. Easy for the Athletes. But how is it for the Umpairs? What about when we face an Umpire’s decision? Never an easy job but you know it’s been a great race when you are unaware of the umpire […]

What is the origin of Committee Boats at Regattas?

We got a question from a reader and this sparked some great contributions from Rowing History, Skiff rowing racing (Photo Credit: Skiff racing organisation) and so I thought I’d share it with you. “”Committee boats are when the regatta organisers (the committee) provide the boats to the competitors It originated in traditional regattas when the […]

There is a fungus in my masters eight

Today we are talking about hygiene in the boathouse and in our boats. photo Credit: wikihow Dr. Ed Wittich, from BAT Logic, one of the world leaders in quick release rowing shoe systems has posted an article I found very interesting. He states, that  UP TO 25% OF PEOPLE SUFFER FROM THE FUNGAL INFECTION THAT CAUSES […]

Nutritional Advice to Stay Rowing Fit

Nutritional Advice to Stay Rowing Fit

The impact that the right nutrition can have on your sporting performance should not be under-estimated. As well as increasing our wellbeing and energy levels, vitamins and minerals have the ability to help protect against injury and ensure good muscle recovery. Nutrition brand Pharma Nord explains some of the minerals that are important for good sporting […]