Winter Rowing Gloves user test results

By Rebecca Caroe

Three new winter glove designs for rowers From our recent promotion we got testers from around the Rowperfect community to test out three new winter glove designs.  The products are below The Pro is the cheapest a straightforward thermal glove for rowing. The Elite incorporates thinner fabrics and has better breathability and blister prevention The […]

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RowingHack: Resistance training

By Rebecca Caroe

Loading up your work is a great way to gain strength and skill in a rowing boat.  Having a bungee or rope under the hull gives an easy way to create extra loading on the athletes.  This can be used for all ages of rower and all expertise levels. The resistance slows down the boat […]

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Rowing trophies, memorabilia and gifts

By Rebecca Caroe

Every Rower deserves a trophy: one that Recognises persistence Rewards effort, and is a Reminder of friendships formed. For the last four years, Gr8 Oars has been manufacturing replica miniature oars, trophies and gifts for rowers. A retired rowing coach turned woodturner, (pun intended) Jack McGee turns each oar on his wood lathe and prepares […]

Rowing slow for beginners

By Rebecca Caroe

I started rowing 12 months ago and can achieve good power on the erg however I don’t seem to be able to transfer this to the boat. I think I’m using my arms to pull too early in the stroke when I should be pressing with my legs? Could you offer any advice on how […]

Join RowingChat with Masters Rowing Specialist, Marlene Royle

RowingChat Faster Masters transitioning out of winter

By Rebecca Caroe

Marlene Royle is a welcome return guest on RowingChat today with a talk focused on how to transition out of winter training and back onto the water for the summer. Timestamps for Marlene Royle RowingChat 01:00 Introductions and personal background in rowing 05:00 Transitioning off the erg.  Ergometer training is a linear world. Water rowing is […]

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Passengers, or what can a masters crew do with a free rider

By Rebecca Caroe

One of the glories of rowing is that a boat is only as fast as the slowest crew member. Unless all the members are contributing the boat will not be fast.  I say this is one of the glories of the sport because it means that, unlike a football team, a basketball team ora hockey team, […]

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Advice on coaching rowing older ladies

By Rebecca Caroe

As an older female athlete, I know as a group we present a challenge to younger (often) male coaches.  So heres’ some free advice from an older lady and how to coach us. Here are some gems from the Rowperfect archive…. Read this post  as there are things there you may not have thought of. Also […]

Faster Masters Testimonials

By Rebecca Caroe

We have a loyal group of earlybird testers working their way through the Faster Masters programme:  Remember, it releases on 1 October 2016. “I have read through all the material—it really is the best sculling book out there” Got half way through the first Faster Master video. Having worked with you, Marlene for so many years, […]