US Rowing Rio

Sean Colgan reflects on US Rowing changes

By Rebecca Caroe

Like many people, I read the Boys in the Box report.  However nobody is going to change the US system in the way the author recommends – we aren’t set up to create Olympians in school – we’ve established to provide kids fun in sport.  For example, many clubs use river rowing – you can’t have kids […]

Rowing at Tokyo 2020 – FISA update

By Rebecca Caroe

Fatsculler reports FISA announced the final two proposals for changes to the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020. The delegates at the Extraordinary Congress in February 2017 will have to decide between two options: Replace the LM4- with the W4- This is the proposal from the FISA Council Replace the M4- with the LW4- This is […]

UK sport funding for rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Also announced this week is the funding provided by UK Sport for each of the Olympic sports for the Tokyo Olympiad. The headlines make good reading for GB Rowing’s Performance Director, Sir David Tanner. Rowing once again is the best funded of all the Olympic sports receiving a total of £32,111,157 for the four year […]

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Where the Boys in the Boat author swiped the story from

By Rebecca Caroe

In case you enjoyed reading the Boys in the Boat blockbuster about the Berlin Olympic US mens 8 crew…. take a read of this. Seems Dan Brown was second to the party but swiped the financial prize. Rowperfect contacted Michael Socolow After reading this article on Inside Higher Ed (we have highbrow tastes!) Michael told […]

The Future of Lightweight Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

A guest post by FatSculler. Back in March I wrote an article for Rowglobal.com reviewing the FISA Conference, which actually was far more interesting than it sounds. The main thrust of the discussion was the future of Lightweight Rowing in the Olympic Games. Well, after the World Championships in Rotterdam there was another National Federations […]

My Rowing mentor in Paris or the Bush movie

By Rebecca Caroe

I see you have “Paris or the Bush’ rowing movie for sale writes ‘Bub’ Jarvis ‘3’ in the COD’S crew was a relation to me. He was instrumental in coaching and mentoring me while I was a school boy rower at Murray Bridge. His wisdom was passed onto me till his death. His rowing knowledge was […]

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Two brothers in a boat went to Rio

By Rebecca Caroe

Republished with permission from HearTheBoatSing blog by Greg Denieffe: A long time ago, in a small Irish town, a young boy learnt a very valuable lesson. The year was 1976 and the boy was very interested in the Olympics being held in Montreal. You see, the boy was sure that Séan Drea, a fellow Carlovian and […]

FatSculler’s Olympic predictions – the outcome

By Rebecca Caroe

Now that the dust has well and truly settled after an enthralling Olympic Games, I thought it was time to have a look back and review the Olympic regatta (and see how my predictions panned out). The Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas certainly made life interesting, when the wind blew it resembled something out of “The […]

Paris or the Bush rowing movie released

By Rebecca Caroe

PARIS OR THE BUSH is a feature-length documentary about a rowing crew you will want to know. Rowperfect will sell this DVD until 15th September 2016 after which it will be withdrawn. Now published on DVD and for sale through Rowperfect’s online shop It is an extraordinary story of courage, humility, skill, ageism, class prejudice, […]