Category Archives: Olympics

“There’s no better feeling than making a life-changing impact.” – Interview with Jack Beaumont (Part 1)

Jack Beaumont is a British rower who represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This is part 1 of his exclusive interview with Ashwyn Lall, founder of Ash’s Sports Talk. Jack shares his journey to the Olympic final, his views on planning for life after sport, developing a positive mindset, and his views […]

April 11th: Rowers day in Argentina

National Rowers day in Argentina. Here is some rowing history: Every April 11 is a special date for rowers in Argentina. They celebrate the International Day of the Rower,  the Argentinian sports and rowing legend Alberto Demiddi from Buenos Aires. April 11, the birthday of the great Alberto Demiddi, is established as the National Day […]

The 2020 World Rowing regatta season

Matt Smith, FISA Executive Director released this statement on 9 April 2020. Interesting for all athletes wanting to plan their regatta season 2020 (Photo Credit: World rowing) The 2020 World Rowing regatta season – the continued consequences of COVID-19 global pandemic Following the rapid expansion of the COVID-19 global pandemic during the past two weeks […]

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. […]

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 […]