Category Archives: Equipment

New Wave Partnership launch announcement

Rowperfect UK is delighted to announce a new partnership with New Wave Sportswear.  As a long-time German national team kit supplier, New Wave was founded by  Horst Borchert in 1992 and has been a major force in German rowing since that time. Ongoing research for great materials and excellent quality standards have made New Wave a […]

I want a cheap rearview video for my single

A reader writes…. I recently fitted my phone (Samsung S4) to the footplate in my single, with a USB webcam connected via an OTG (On the go) cable mounted on the bows. The intention was to eliminate the requirement to look round, as I don’t find that as easy as I used to.  (I know […]

Rowing Anorak review

Angus Groom tests the rowing anorak

Angus Groom reviewed the new Rowing Anorak and here is his feedback: First of all, I thought it was generally excellent- there are a lot of different types splash jackets out there and some work and some don’t. At first glance, it looked like it’s going to be quite thick and heavy but I was […]

G-Clip Rowing shoe system

G Clip rowing shoes in rowing boat

The G-CLIP rowing shoe system has been in development for two years working toward a competitive, affordable and form-fitting shoe cleat system for the rowing world.   We have trialed in many clubs and have worked with two kinesiology professors in determining the competitive advantage to a quicker heel engagement with the foot board, which […]

Announcing the WiggleFish Rowing Dry Bag

When we go rowing, we sometimes get wet.  It seems it’s time for a really good rowing dry bag – and we’ve found one for you which was developed for swimming in fast flowing rivers. The WiggleFish was designed by a swimmer This products are used by River Rhine swimmers who get into the river […]

Sliding Rigger story by Volker Nolte

Volker Nolte, rowing author and expert coach

Volker Nolte met me at the World Masters Games a year ago and told me this tale about how he was involved in the development of the (now banned) sliding rigger single scull.  Here it is reproduced in full from the Rowing Tales book.  Buy yours on Amazon, Kindle or from the Rowperfect store.  At […]

Magik Oarlocks go faster for Synek

synek Magik oarlock

If you’ve ever seen a photo of the sculling champion, Ondrej Synek in his single scull, you may have noticed that he uses different oarlocks from the rest of the field.  They’re made by Magik Rowing and are designed to increase the ‘grip’ on the water compared to a normal gate. Magik Oarlocks reduce slip […]

Rowing Anorak – User Trial

Rowing Anorak front view

The team at Rowtex who brought you their Rowtex gloves have been working on a new product… it’s an Anorak for rowing and it’s available for sale now in the Rowperfect shop. They launched a crowdfunding campaign to get early customers and to pay for the product development. Rowperfect was pleased to support them with this […]