Category Archives: Masters

Racing Starts for rowing

rowing crew, racing rowers, world rowing

World Rowing Masters regatta is coming up, and I guess most of what can be done of preparation is done by now. However I cannot help but thinking about the start, and how to improve it. If not for anything else, so for next year’s regatta season. I stroke a Masters G and H 8+. I am […]

Ian Nielsen’s Still Here, a rowing memoir

Still Here, rowing book,

Thanks for the note on the memoir, ‘The Sculler’.  It sounds great and being genuine, I will purchase and read with interest. I could not let this opportunity go by without mentioning to you and perhaps fellow subscribers of Rowperfect, that I have also published a memoir titled ‘Still Here’.  Old age sculling takes a […]

Our rowing eight can’t get in time

Rowing oars out of time.

Hi- When I row in an eight, I feel as if I am rowing uphill in wet cement. When we row by fours and I am in the 4 seat, the boat is stable, set and moving smoothly through the water. I am starting to hate rowing because I don’t see how we will ever […]

Living for the Weekend

galway

OFFER: 5 for 5! If you and 4 friends from the same rowing club book the same trip, you’ll all get 5% off! It’s a great opportunity to bond and experience two of the best things that life has to offer – rowing and travel! This is a reminder, right now, for those of you […]

Best boat booking software for rowing

Organise athletes for rowing crews

I am looking for a boat booking software for my sailing club in Felixstowe. We have 11 club boats and currently have a diary we use, Boats are booked by the half day. Andy – great question.  And the quick answer is to SEARCH using the feature at the top of every page in the […]

Masters 1k racing training programme

1K Racing: A 3-month training programme for athletes preparing to race 1000-metre events

We know winter isn’t over yet – but many masters rowers will be starting to look forward to summer 1k racing.  The Masters National championships and of course the FISA Masters regatta in Sarasota, FL, USA during September 2018. Today we have published our first ever training programme ebook 1K Racing – a 3 month training […]

Boat set-up for the inflexible

Rowing rigging, rowing inflexible,

Marlene Royle has some rigging tips for situations when you have an athlete who is not flexible and finds it hard to get into the correct position for rowing.  These originated in the Rowing Technique and Aging podcast episode. And are covered in more detail in the Adapting Technique ebook.  First set the heights Marlene advises […]

RowingChat: Rowing Technique and Aging

Rowing technique and aging

Masters rowing is one of the fastest growing parts of the sport.  Yet aging places compromises onto the rowing and sculling stroke. Expert masters rowing coach, Marlene Royle joins Rebecca Caroe on this episode of RowingChat to discuss rowing technique and aging. Listen to RowingChat Technique and Aging on SoundCloud Timestamps to the interview 01:00 […]

How long should I train on the erg?

BJSM lower back pain rowers

I’m trying to locate an article from some months back, with no luck. It was written by an Irish woman rower, who also was an exercise physiologist or with some other credentials. The thrust of it was about caution by Masters, and us Veterans, when using ergs for long periods of time, and a greater […]