Category Archives: Olympics

Jeannine Gmelin – Change to the Extreme

The 2019 MIRABAUD Baselhead has two entries where we find the Creme de la Creme of European rowers. 16  athletes, 8 women and 8 men are rowing in a composite team called EuropeanEight – single scullers are changing the oars and go rowing. Jeannine Gmelin, Crew captain of the women’s eight told the organizers what […]

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 […]

A new Rowing Tales book is coming

Rowing Tales, Volume one and volume 2, rowing stories

Early warning…. November 11th will be the date when we release the 2019 edition of Rowing Tales. Edited by Rebecca Caroe it’s become a fixture on our annual calendar.  She collects these stories from her Rowing Chat Podcast guests and the Rowperfect Masters Rowing International Facebook group as well as talking to people she meets. […]

Antiphase Crew Rowing – more scientific research

Further results show: Antiphase crew rowing might turn out to be faster! New researches made in Holland indicate that Antiphase Rowing might be a good thing: “If everyone rows at the same time, the boat will – with every stroke – pause for a while”, explains movement scientist Laura Cuijpers of the University of Groningen, […]

Who invented the Head Of The Charles?

With the HOCR coming up in less than a month, It is a good time to look at the roots of this amazing Regatta. Every good ting in life starts with a good idea! How did the Head Of The Charles Regatta beginn for more than 55 years? Who invented the Head Of The Charles […]

Tokio 2020 Olympic regatta course

The 2020 Olympic regatta course is ready to host Olympic Athletes. The Sea Forest Waterway and its Salt Water Canal will be a challenge for boats and material. Our Olympic rowing venue is located in Tokyo Bay and is ready to go. Still a few months away, much to the delight of Sydney Olympics gold […]

Rowing History: Colani Eight at the Olympic games 1972

Munich, Olympic games 1972. The German Rowing Association -DRV- was going to present the super 8+. Coaching legend Karl Adam from Ratzeburg, the DRV and star designer Luigi – Lutz Colani teamed up to build a new type of rowing boat.(Photo Credit: Südwestpresse 1972) How to find 40 kg? A prototype eight was designed by […]

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 […]