Category Archives: Community

How to Christen Your Boat!

When did you last participate in a boat christening ceremony? I participated last weekend at a club nearby. The ceremony was embedded in a summer party with 52 persons. Place and audience were just small enough to maintain all social distancing rules. As always, this kind of ceremony is a fun way to welcome a […]

Rowing Art

Here is another story of individuals finding a way out of the Corona Crises. Crafting rowing art. Glen Colechin knew exactly what to do. He suddenly found himself with a lot of extra time and startet to sell sculptures. He told me:”I make sculptures as a living, but have always needed the push to get […]

Successful Indoor Rowing – Caroline Buckle

Participating in recovery programs in sports could be an essential step to become successful and well known. Here is a wonderful example for adaptive rowing: Caroline Buckle. I read this article written by Paul Goodwin. He describes how Caroline, a 40 year old former Army Veteran was setting a new world record in Indoor Rowing. […]

Rowing in a Wherry Boat – Tour Rowing

Rowperfect has posted about Touring Boats some time ago and we have forgotten to mention wherry boats. I am a big fan of tour rowing and loved rowing in a wherry boat. I have used wherry boats many times. In England and in the Netherlands. The Origin of Wherry Boats A wherry boat is a […]

The Power of Self-Talk in Rowing

What is self-talk or positive affirmation? Here is a question relating to the power of self-talk to you: “How many words do you speak to yourself during the day?” Answer: It is between 25.000 and 40.000. Next: “How many words in self talk do you speak to yourselves while being on the water?”: Answer: “I […]

My Social Distancing Rowing Experience

COVID-19 generated many ideas how to comply with the social distancing measures. Here just two example. A disappointed ladies crew and a US Club trying to overcome the COVID-19 hurdles. Rowing While Maintaining Social Distance Maintaing social distance – it could work. Well, She came back to reality at the club house. The eight was […]

World Rowing Virtual Masters Regatta

2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta alternative The FISA World Rowing Commission has decided to initiate a virtual rowing regatta. On your Erg. According Fisa, WRVMR will take place at the same time as the original regatta, from 2-6 September 2020. Designed to be done anywhere in the world masters rowers are invited to complete a […]

Beirut Rowing Center destroyed

We would like to read this post,Tony G. has posted a few hours ago on our Master Rowing international Facebook page.  2 days ago a massive explosion happened in Beirut’s harbor (Photocredit: Lebanon School of Rowing). Following the international press, some 300,000 people left temporarily homeless after the blast made their homes uninhabitable. Half of […]

Top 5 Reasons Why Competitive Sport Is Important in Education

Guest Post Are you still not sure if you should do competitive sports? Actually, such a type of sport can influence any individual a lot, especially when it comes to education. Here, you can find the top 5 reasons why competitive sport is important in education and why it can be beneficial to you. Find […]

Bilac 2020 – Come Row and Have a Good Time

Bilac 2020 come row and have a good time. Almost 100 boats will follow the organizers motto and start on September 19th – at lake Biel, SUI early in the morning. An increasing trend that repeats itself every year in this race that connects Neuchâtel with Bienne. Bilac Long Distance Regatta in Switzerland Bilac 2020 […]