Category Archives: Masters

Racing Hope – FISA World Rowing shares updated racing calender

FISA, World Rowing Association has recently announced the 2020/21 European racing calender! You can take a look at the calendar by clicking here! Changes to the 2020 international rowing regatta season has seen the majority of the season cancelled. But a ray of rowing racing hope remains with the European Rowing Board confirming the European […]

Choosing a Single Scull for Masters Rowers

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I’m looking to buy a single scull for myself, are you able to advise? I’m an intermediate masters rower, with about 6 years experience in rowing. I row in pretty harsh conditions, tidal salt water with high chances of grounding at times and will be stored outside in a cover. I compete occasionally, and am […]

Rowing Seat Pad Helps Back Pain on Ergo

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Stuart Harrison has done a comprehensive review of the ProW Rowing seat pad that helps to relieve back pain on an ergo. I came across the Citius-Remex ProW seat pads on the internet and went ‘holy cr*p batman’. They are not cheap, a brilliant idea though. But then there are two of them – which […]

Eating Breakfast for Rowers

Eating Breakfast a critical component for rowers We are not rowing presently. Still good nutrition intake is important. Some time ago, J. Castle has written about this here. Read again. Roll out of bed and eat breakfast? Yeah, right. Some rowers cringe at the idea of eating breakfast. Especially if they’re heading out for early […]

World’s Oldest Solo Atlantic Rower

Pensioner Attempts to Become World’s Oldest Solo Atlantic Rower in Aid of Help for Heroes Graham Walters, 72, from Leicestershire has set off from Gran Canaria to begin his bid to secure the Guinness Word Record as the oldest person to row solo across the Atlantic. The record is currently held by Gerard Marie of […]

Nature or Nurture?

The SI Masters Rowing Regatta was raced yesterday on excellent flat water at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel, NZ.  330 athletes braved the chill conditions and there was much good racing. Not surprisingly, many of the winners bore familiar names. Dale Maher won a 1x race, Kevin Horan another. Marie McCoy was a key member in the […]

Coaching younger masters

Achieving rowing mastery at early ages Anna got in touch from Utrecht in the Netherlands asking us to write content for Youngish masters rowers. Coaching racing masters is a challenge because unlike student rowers they do not have unlimited time.  You have to be flexible in your expectations for the group and so if you can […]

Shopping List Winter Rowing Clothes

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There’s a good Rowing Reddit community and this question was posted recently – What clothes to wear in winter? I need to look into rowing kit for when I go out onto the river. As I’ve just joined I use my gym top and shorts but that just won’t do in the winter when it […]