Coaching your coxswain – yes, you CAN

By Rebecca Caroe

Bad coxing starts with poor coaching.  Improved coxing comes from an understanding of the best way to instruct.  Few coaches have been coxswains and so take a quick educational guide from a Coxswain, Chelsea Dommert, who found that she was frustrated by the un-clear instructions she got from her coach.  So she wrote the book […]

Winning Head Races book

Winning Head Races

By Rebecca Caroe

It’s Head Racing Season – all you need to know Winter is marching past and spring will shortly be happening in the rowing world this means we are focused on head racing. The UK pinnacle events are the Tideway Heads (mens, womens, schools and veterans). and these are WORTH WINNING. What does it take to […]

Doing the Womens Head? See what you could win

By Rebecca Caroe

Rowperfect is sponsoring the Womens Eights Head Small Club pennant for the 2017 race, donating a Coxmate Audio as a prize for the winning crew.     We really enjoy supporting British clubs and so have pulled together some additional education resources for you ahead of the race.    For Coxes – download our guide […]

Can a fit novice beat an experienced rower?

By Rebecca Caroe

A reader asked us the question “Do you have any rough formula for how much speed bad technique can take from an otherwise strong boat? I think a lot about how much good technique can compensate for if an experienced crew with good technique races against a very fit novice boat who might not have great […]

Monthly Prize Draw Winner December 2016

By Rebecca Caroe

Each month subscribers to the Rowperfect newsletter are included in a free prize draw to win one of our products. This month (November) we have this prize:  6 Minutes in Berlin book by Michael Socolow This month, Michael Socolow has donated a copy of his book about the 1936 Berlin Olympic rowing 8s race. And the winner is Enzo […]

Head Race rowing warm up by Marlene Royle

By Rebecca Caroe

Head Race Warm Up A big event morning is filled with a lot of hustle, bustle and nerves. Whether it’s your first race or 100th when you are waiting to launch for the start you are probably going to experience some race-day anxiety. You might find yourself thinking, what if I don’t finish or I […]

Christo Redentor rowing

Blogs about Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Prompted by a great question on the World Rowing LinkedIn Group I thought Rowperfect should compile a list of Rowing Bloggers.  Please add others in the comments and we will add to this resource. Rowing Education Rowperfect is the Rowing Education blog covering coaching, training, coxing Athlete Rowing Blogs Julien Bahrain – French speaking Canadian international […]