Category Archives: Community

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 […]

Yoga for Rowers – your own yoga classes

How wonderful. A Yoga book for the rowing community. Yoga for Rowers Yoga for rowers is the first book of its kind – written for rowers and showing how to take proven techniques from the mat onto the water. It is written for all program levels & coaches – from highschool up to masters. Yoga […]

Hey Coach “Am I dehydrated?”

Rowing in the heat: If you are rowing a lot  and do your sessions seriously, you have to balance the fluid loss. If this balance does not take place, it may be that your body shows symptoms of dehydration. On hot summer days, we recommend that athletes and coaches are constantly checking the water consumption […]

Rowing and extreme Heat Stress

Rowing and extreme Heat stress can be serious risks for your health. Temperatures in central Europe are reaching more than 40C presently. What to do with my rowing excercises? High intensity exercise in a hot environment, with the associated fluid loss and elevation of body temperature, can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. […]

Buying a pair of Rowing Boat trestles for $40?

Are you tempted to buy a pair of trestles for $40?  (Photo: Weiku website) Be careful where you buy your rowing equipment. Double check your business partners to avoid fake business with the rowing community. Prepare yourself against surprises. Read this story from Peter. Peter* (name changed) and his club were very interested to by a […]

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 […]