Category Archives: Masters

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 […]

Ruderschmuck für meine Kinder

An jeder Regatta sehe ich sie stehen. Egal ob es eine lokale Regatta ist oder ein Event von internationalem Format. Verkaufsstände die Ruderschmuck anbieten. Ohrringe, Halsketten, Armbänder Krawattennadeln – es gibt fast alles, nichts,  was es nicht gibt. Und immer ist das verschiedenste Klientel am Verkaufsstand. Jedenfalls was das Alter betrifft. Interessant: Es sind überwiegend […]

Makeup and Rowing

Last week after rowing in our boathouse: Four women – six men. All of them Masters. We were just about leaving when a very interesting topic came up: Makeup in sports and makeup in rowing We were discussing  sunburns and how to protect your skin while rowing. Belinda asked the queston: Besides sunscreen lotion – […]

A Coffee Shot before Sports. Rowing with caffeine

We received an email from Kunda from Sydney. We will soon be moving our ladies crew training’s into the morning hours. Question: I never leave the house without drinking an espresso with sugar. I am rowing with caffeine in my blood. Can this hurt me during training? Dear Kunda, a coffee shot before rowing is […]

Rigging For Lousy Weather At Head Of The Charles

Or any other Head Race! It is long distance Regattas season. The biggest one takes place right now: the 55th edition of Head of the Charles on October 19th and 20th 2019. Our Expert Mike Davenport, knows all about the specific weather-conditions of this Regatta. He also knows all about Rigging.Here are some recommendations he […]