Category Archives: Olympics

World Rowing Championships regatta

The World Rowing Championships regatta is the biggest FISA event and the most important of the season for us rowers. It is held at the end of the season.  The regatta is held over eight days using a progression system from heats through to finals and ensuring that there is sufficient rest time between boat […]

Time to take rowing break

The rowing season 2019 is almost history. The WRCHAMPS in Linz, some small regattas and in a few weeks the great competitions where fought. Time to take a rowing break? For top athletes, taking a non rowing vacation is one of the best ways to expand your horizons and recharge for the upcoming season. While […]

European Rowing Championships in Lucerne

Are you ready for the 2019 ERCH in Lucerne? Lucerne was honored to stage the 2019 European Rowing Championship from May 31 – June 2, 2019. According President Andreas Bucher the reparation is well under way. They expect a great venue and make sure all visitors will have an unforgettable time  in Lucerne. “The beautiful town […]

Can I train your mental strength?

Imagine that there is a muscle that is called “Mental Strength”. Could you train it? (Photo Credit: wikimedia Comments) Rowperfect has tried to research this and believes: Yes, we can train our mental strength. When we go through the world of elite sports and watch the big athletes, Jeannine Gmelin, Madalena Lobnig, Oliver Zeidler and […]

The Umpire’s decision at a Regatta

The reagtta season is going to start soon. Rowers and Umpires get prepared for the upcoming event. Easy for the Athletes. But how is it for the Umpairs? What about when we face an Umpire’s decision? Never an easy job but you know it’s been a great race when you are unaware of the umpire […]

A new volume of Rowing Tales

We are delighted to announce the imminent publication of Rowing Tales 2018 – curated as before by Peter Mallory (Editor) and Rebecca Caroe. This year’s book includes contributions from rowers and coaches from around the world and for the first time we’ve added in some rowing poetry.  You will enjoy Annabel Eyres’ beautiful front cover […]

Rowing in Lithuania

rowing in communist Lithuania

Rima Karaliene is a woman inspired.  Her Father rowed for Lithuania during the Communist times and she has written a book about his story called “Rowing though the Barbed Wire fence”. The USSR was a composite country of Soviet Socialist Republics – Lithuania was not an independent nation.  The national rowing federation favoured athletes from […]

Want to row with an Olympian?

fund raising, charity rowing,

Rowing with olympians – you thought money couldn’t buy this but the Party for the Podium team organise rowing days where you can get close and row with your GB Rowing heroes.https://vimeo.com/175698139 VIP Rowing Day With A GB Rower This experience for you to help form a once in a lifetime boat crew with a […]

Bob Janousek and British Rowing

Bob Janousek on cover of Rowing Magazine.

During my Podcast interview with Hugh Matheson and Chris Dodd the name Bob Janousek came up a lot. We got an email afterwards from Adrian Ellison and since he was coached by Janousek at the time, it is worth publishing, Adrian writes I think that Hugh was absolutely right to stress Bob Janousek’s importance in […]

Jurgen Grobler Book authors on RowingChat

Jurgen Grobler, rowing biography,. more power book cover

RowingChat this week is with the authors of More Power, the Jurgen Grobler biography.  Jurgen is described as the most successful Olympic Rowing Coach ever, having won Gold Medals in ten separate Olympiads from Munich in 1972 to Rio in 2016.  Authors Chris Dodd and Hugh Matheson present each four year Olympic cycle and the […]