Category Archives: Data Analysis

The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure (Part 3)

The Rowing Mind - Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This is part three of Katherine Sparks’ blog series on “The Rowing Mind – Performance Under Pressure”. Katie is an ESRC-funded sport psychology doctoral student at the University of Birmingham. She is a lover of all things rowing-related, as well as a passionate writer working to bridge the gap between academia and practice (read part […]

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 1)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 1 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

ERG – Indoor Regatta

How many indoor regatta offers have you noticed in the last few weeks? With an erg indoor regatta we could show how hard you have been training. Many private organisations tried to organize an event. The erg manufacturer and the national associations did it. Even FISA World Rowing had a challenge. What is the motivation […]

5 Top rowing apps that you can’t live without!

Hard work pays off and it’s no different with your rowing training. However, if you are looking to improve on the water, you need to invest in your workouts. That said, how do you know if you are getting the most out of your sessions? Luckily, the latest smartphone rowing apps do just that! We’ve […]

What is the Future of Rowing Data?

15 Second Carotid Artery Heart Rate

There are a lot of different rowing data apps around nowadays and we have written about them on the blog in the past. The key to writing a good rowing data app is three things Easy collection of data points Easy interpretation Easy adaptation of your future training There are a very few rowing club […]

Rowing efficiency case study

rowing data comparison, rowing boat speed measure

Interesting data was obtained recently: two LW2x performed the standard BioRow® test protocol (RBN 2013/03) side-by-side, so the weather conditions should be the same. Both crews had the same boat build (Filippi with bow-mounted carbon wing-riggers), oars (Croker Super light), very similar boat age (made in 2012 and 2013) and average rowers height and weight […]

Prygl Rowing Camps for rowing technique

Aerial map , rowing camp, Prygl Lake

Are you a Masters rower who wants to boost his technique under the guidance of world class coaches? Are you interested in getting hands-on experience with rowing data analysis tools? Are you looking for a different rowing camp? Are you interested in combining a week of rowing with a city trip to Vienna, Prague, or […]

Crew Watch App

CrewWatch app, rowing app

Crew Watch is an app made by rowers for rowers that aims to solve many of the common struggles associated with coaching rowing. The Crew Watch team is comprised of Matthew Fournier and Patrick McVey, who have both been heavily involved in the Canadian rowing community for the past twelve years, as both athletes and […]

Rowing power compared to split

Rowe.rs logo, Adrian Cassidy, rowing app

Adrian Cassidy from the Rowe.rs app encourages us to adjust how coaches and athletes view rowing data. Data is only useful if you can use it and so we should understand the metrics and their implication for rowing boats. Increasing speed requires power There was an interesting article on the BBC website during the Tour […]

Data in Rowing interview with Rebecca Caroe

Rowing News logo

Alan Oldham is the journalist commissioned to write an article by Rowing News on data in rowing called Data Driven – he approached me to contribute to his article back in April. And myr views didn’t line up with his expectations. Basic Rowing Data Education He was very keen to talk about the leading edge rowing […]