Category Archives: Masters

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 […]

Why your race was not as good as your practice

Was your Regatta and your race disappointing?  Did your crew fail to row as well in the competition as you did during practices? You aren’t alone – Race and practice are not the same. There are many reasons why your particular crew may have failed to live up to your expectations.  Let’s run through some […]

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

Great8, rowing 8, HOCR,

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 […]

World Rowing Coastal Championship 2019

http://www.worldrowing.com/events/2019-world-rowing-coastal-championships/ This is not just a sport, it is a world-wide movement to help people become more active and have fun! November 2019 saw 500 coastal rowers from across the world converge on Hong Kong to battle for medals and world rankings. The culmination of a year of training and the chance to see how […]

2019 BaselHead Race – feels like a European Championship

Wow – have a look at the regatta entries for the BaselHead this week. It looks like the world’s top single scullers are meeting in Switzerland. All join to participate at the 2019 BaselHead race, the larges 8+ Head race in continental Europe. (Post in German) 2019 Baselhead race: Like a European Championship. The EuropeanEight’s […]

Get ready for the colder rowing season

A couple of weeks ago the temperature on the water in the early morning hours (7 AM- 8 AM) went down to 2 degrees Celsius. The Fall just started, I know and Winter  lays many, many months ahead. It is still a fact though, that nothing (or almost nothing) is more disturbing for rowing than […]