Category Archives: Olympics

Advert showcasing Meghan O’Leary

Meghan O'Leary US rowing in the Lincoln car commercial

Sometimes those big dollar advertising commercials showcase rowing in a fantastic light alongside commercial products. Lincoln Cars just shot a special advert shot at Vancouver Rowing Club and featuring US Rower Meghan O’Leary in a single scull – she races the car service technician back to the dock where he hands her back the keys to […]

Dick Tonks leaves NZ for Rowing Canada job

Dick Tonks Rowing coach legend

Richard ‘Dick’ Tonks joins RCA High Performance team as Senior Men’s Head Coach Monday, November 20, 2017 – RCA is pleased to announce Dick Tonks will be joining the RCA High Performance team in the role of Senior Men’s Head Coach. This is a significant step in propelling RCA’s HP program towards success in 2020 […]

Retired professional athlete? CTL Sport needs you

Crossing the Line Sport

Crossing the Line aims to bring greater insight and understanding into the retirement process and wellbeing of elite athletes. Which is why we’re proud to support new research into athlete transition, conducted by CTL partner, Chris Mordue. The research is focused on the following question: How does retiring from elite sport affect the identity and […]

Future for Rowing Lightweights at the Olympics

Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls,

Paul Hart writes Given the planned limitations at the next Olympics( a single men’s and women’s lightweight event), is there any hope for the future of lightweight rowing? That’s a hard one… We read the interview that Mike Rowbotham did on the Inside the Games website with JC Rolland “Bleak Future for Lightweights beyond Tokyo” […]

The Pathway to Paralympic representation

NZ Paralympics. pathway model, community sport, Olympics,

Rachel Froggatt from Paralympics New Zealand talks about how the pathway from community awareness of sport participation for people of disability through to international representation is tough.  Tough all the way. Funding for the parts “That matter” is not available at all for community awareness and community development and only partially available for the Paralympic […]

GB Rowers get funky in ACAI Activewear

Holly NOrton, GB Rowing, ACAI ACtivewear

ACAI Activewear have teamed up with two international rowers, Karen Bennett and Holly Norton for all their training apparel needs along with sports bras. Karen and Holly have described in their own words why they have chosen to team up with ACAI and felt that they were a good match. “We have both always loved […]

Olympic Cox talks about Coxmate SX

Coxmate SX

Adrian Ellison was a recent RowingChat guest and during that discussion he mentioned the equipment he chose for his amplifier. What I like about the Coxmate SX is it gives you all the information you want all in one go – it has so many readouts, strokes per minute, distance traveled, time elapsed, but also […]

Give a little to keep a lot. FISA are protecting rowing’s position in the Olympic Games.

Big changes are taking place in the world rowing with FISA recently voting for gender-equity at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. The extraordinary congress members, which also took place in Tokyo, supported FISA’s proposal to lose the lightweight (lwt) men’s 4- for future Olympic Games with the women’s heavyweight 4- coming in as […]

FISA adaptive boat rules discriminate

Resolute Adaptive rowing boat

Michael W. Joukowsky the Founder/Owner Resolute Racing Shells & Resolute Adaptive writes As you know, for the past 5 years, I have been advocating that the FISA adaptive boat rules are discriminatory, harmful in growing the sport and damaging to individuals. [They only allow one boat design / manufacturer in FISA events.] FISA did accept […]

Appeal: Help Paralympian Gold Medallist Helene Dyson get a new set of wheels

Helene Dyson paralympian rower

Calling rowers who value the support of the rowing “family” around the world.  Would you kindly help out with a donation?  Rowperfect tries to be the locus of connection between rowers and when we read about Di Binley’s work striving to help Helene, we wanted to support too. At the time of writing £6825 has […]