Category Archives: Masters

Coastal Rowing in the Bay of Arcachon

Have you thought about a Coastal Rowing Trip lately? We have posted about Coastal Rowing a few times and received very positive feedback. Coastal and offshore rowing is a type of rowing, performed at sea. Due to the harsher conditions encountered, the boats are wider and more robust than those used on rivers and lakes. In North America, […]

What Shape is your Rowing Club? Filling out the Hourglass

In his article “What Shape is your Rowing Club?” Duncan Holland introduced the ‘Hourglass’ model which represent many clubs, with many Masters and Junior members but few Seniors. Until recently my club was in the same position. The club has always had a large junior squad, but we would lose our older juniors who moved […]

Why all rowers need gloves…. sometimes

Why all rowers need gloves sometimes Rowperfect

Rowing has a macho image, particularly with regard to “hardening up” and “being tough”.  This shows up mostly around walking barefoot at regattas and “patent recipes” to cure hand blisters (no, urinating on your hands does not harden the skin!). Every rower gets blisters sometimes.  Many find training camps particularly tough time because increasing training to […]

12 Winter workouts for masters rowers

Paul Hoffman joined our newsletter mailing list some time ago. When you join we encourage you to ask us questions: He asked about winter workouts: What are good winter workouts for masters rowers with busy family lives? I try to always do two steady state UT2 outings to one with higher intensity. You don’t say […]

Shopping List Rowing Clothes for Winter

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 […]

6 Ways to Treat a Rowing Blister

Olivia Flexing Rowing Gloves Rowperfect

What happens if despite your best efforts you finish the row with a new set of blisters? Rowing blisters are our most common injury.  Many are the theories and practices but here’s what I do and what I advise my athletes to do: The blister is still raised and filled with fluid.  Use a sterilised […]

Rowing dry bag product range

Dry bag rowing 5 liter Rowtex

Announcing the Rowing Dry Bag designed by rowers.  We loved Rowtex when they created gloves for rowing – then they added the perfect rowers Anorak…. and the team hasn’t been idle over the summer.  They just announced their Dry Bags. New Rowing Dry Bag There are two sizes – one for going in the boat […]

Basel Head 100 boats racing 6.4 km

Biggest Head Race in German-speaking countries The 9th Basel Head eights regatta will be held on the River Rhine in Switzerland’s Basel city centre on the 17th November 2018. This race is the largest head race in the German speaking countries for years . More than 130 crews have entered the 2018 event, which is now established as […]

Essential Winter Rowing Clothing Guide

Training doesn’t stop just because winter arrives. The winter season is often the best time to build up steady mileage and to get your body prepared for summer. While rowing is always about passion and fun, rowing in the rain, wind and even snow is not the most pleasurable thing to do. The freezing winter […]

It’s Head Racing Season!

Pairs Head Rowing Racing on Tideway London

Head racing requires totally different tactics from side by side.  Mostly because the clock is a different motivator than another crew alongside you.  But that’s not the only difference. 5 Reasons Head Racing is the BEST It tests your personal motivation and drive – like no other. Steering is critical to success – it can […]