Category Archives: Community

Dyneema Calf Skin protection: So popular

Announcing our Rowperfect Dyneema Calf Skin protection Dyneema Calf Skin Protection for rowing …  is necessary when the boat comes into contact with delicate skin! We have been searching for quiet some time to find out about the right material for calf skin protection: When you check the market, you might find calf skin protection […]

Visual Impaired Rowers: How to listen to the commands

A few days ago, Sharon Wienbar has talked about the concept of guiding visual impaired rowers. Today, she is givin an insight of the commands. Rabbiting commands:  Most of the rabbit commands are similar to bowing a double or quad:  Ready, row Port, starboard or even pressure In two, weigh enough  etc. Steering Ideally, a […]

Boat Whispering at the Masters Championships in Velence

We just came back from Velence and were impressed what we have seen in Hungary. Hundreds of boats, thousands of rowers, and we joined many conversations with rowers, suppliers and officials. What a wonderful community the Masters Rowers are. The daily interaction were my highlights of the event. Some of them in the shuttle bus […]

Announcing: Rowtex Hand Cream for Rowers

Heeling Handcreme Chapped hands and finger cracks are some of the most painful side effects of a dry climate, especially in Winter. As rowers, we experience all year around – and definately without age limits – that this problem can get tough. Check out our new product for dry, chapped skin after rowing: the new […]

Help – we lost our boathouse

What do you do when something terrible happens to your boathouse? Coach Neil Bergenroth was involved in one of this terrible incidents. He is describing his experience in this post a while ago. Specifically, it is the coaches hope that other rowing clubs can have things in place prior to the unthinkable. Photo Credit: In […]

Rowing History: Colani Eight at the Olympic games 1972

Munich, Olympic games 1972. The German Rowing Association -DRV- was going to present the super 8+. Coaching legend Karl Adam from Ratzeburg, the DRV and star designer Luigi – Lutz Colani teamed up to build a new type of rowing boat.(Photo Credit: Südwestpresse 1972) How to find 40 kg? A prototype eight was designed by […]

Time to take rowing break

The rowing season 2019 is almost history. The WRCHAMPS in Linz, some small regattas and in a few weeks the great competitions where fought. Time to take a rowing break? For top athletes, taking a non rowing vacation is one of the best ways to expand your horizons and recharge for the upcoming season. While […]

Success planning for rowing clubs

Success planning for rowing club? Is that possible? Howard Aiken has spoken about this some time ago. Most of his ideas are still valid and work for most clubs. (Photo Credit: Worldrowing) “In a recent article on the German national rowing squad I reviewed the formidable level of planning which they bring to the consistent development and deployment […]

Rowing without sight, visually impaired Athletes

At the Vogalonga 2019, I met a French Rowing Crew who had 2 visual impaired athletes in their team. I was amazed how effective their teamwork was and how much fun the team had while setting up their rowing shell. FamilyConnect® a website for parents with visual impaired children recommends rowing as a prime sports […]

Henley Regatta 2019 breaks records

How was your Henley Regatta 2019 Weekend? What a spectacle: 17 Nations. 660 Starts. 1`900 Athletes. Only half of them could compete in the event itself. Henley Royal Regatta, founded in 1839, is (one of the) best-known rowing regattas in the world. It is renowned for its gladiatorial match-racing.  It is one of the highlights […]