Exhausted Rowers.

Why your race was not as good as your practice

By Rebecca Caroe

Was your Henley disappointing?  Did your crew fail to row as well in the competition as you did during practices? You aren’t alone – there are many reasons why your particular crew may have failed to live up to your expectations.  Let’s run through some that you can use to improve for next year. Make […]

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Overheard at Henley….

By Rebecca Caroe

A cheeky reproduction of some remarks Overheard at Henley Royal Regatta shared elsewhere on the global interwebs From Row2k Yesterday, from a commentator: “For a youngster there’s nothing better than beating a guy with a beard.”   And from Rachel Quarrell – rowing journalist “Ah, only the two stone weight disadvantage then…. Does that mean […]

Rowing Jewellery for sale at Henley Royal Regatta

Buy Rowing Jewellery during Henley Royal

By Rebecca Caroe

Get ready to see (and buy) beautiful rowing jewellery at Henley.  After being founded in 2014, Strokeside Designs from Brooklyn (New York) is now heading towards Henley Royal Regatta, the most prestigious rowing event in the world. They are bringing a collection of rowing jewellery exclusively crafted by hand and many must-haves for every passionate rowing fan. Strokeside Designs have […]

How Thames Rowing Club used RPs to win Henley Royal

By Rebecca Caroe

Thames Rowing Club in London are in the process of continuing to upgrade the club ergos to RP3 rowing machines.  Their Head Coach, Ben Lewis, sent us this video about their 2015 win at Henley Royal Regatta last summer.  He credits the RPs as an integral part of the crew’s training regime which led them […]

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Fatsculler reports on HRR changes

By Rebecca Caroe

Earlier this week a press release landed in my inbox that took me by surprise. Henley Royal Regatta announced four new Stewards and three….THREE new events. This was unprecedented (as far as I can tell) for the Regatta. Not only was this more new events to be introduced at any one time they are all […]

The Henley Royal Regatta #RowingRant

By Rebecca Caroe

A guest post by Stuart Harrison Due to the inclement weather South Australia has been enduring over the last week and the Royal Henley Regatta being on YouTube I have sat in front of the computer and watched the entire regatta. The coverage of the event was outstanding. The overhead drone gave a clear picture […]

Henley Memories by George Parsonage

By Rebecca Caroe

George Parsonage’s Henley memories Being there to see Sean Drea win his hat trick of Diamonds Watching 17stone+ Vladimir Eshinov in the pair Stroking the Scottish Rowing 8 against Cornell University Beating Dick Findlay in the Diamonds Racing in the finals of the Double Sculls Getting turned away from the Stewards because my kilt was […]

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Coxing lessons from Henley Royal Regatta 2016

By Rebecca Caroe

The mass of disruption and upsets at 2016 Henley Royal Regatta’s final day shows how much is at stake in a top rowing race. A Guest post by Coxmate. Disqualifications, steering upsets and champions overturned by upstarts – all goes to show that you can’t say “rowing is boring to watch”. Steering at Henley There […]

Fatsculler’s preview of Henley Royal Regatta

By Rebecca Caroe

Guest post by Daniel Spring better known as “Fat Sculler” It’s that time of the year again….the first weekend in July, time for what Sir Steve Redgrave calls “best-known regatta in the world”  – Henley Royal Regatta – 2112 meters of side-by-side racing unlike anything else in the world. It’s an event that every rower […]

Master the art of Steering Henley

By Jeremy Peskey

Did you compete at Henley this year?  Are you looking for ways to improve for next year? Perhaps you are hoping to race for the first time. Whether you’re racing Henley Women’s Regatta or Henley Royal Regatta, the course is the same for the first 1500 meters. Which station gives you the best chance of […]