Category Archives: Racing

Coronavirus and Rowing: How our sport is affected

Coronavirus and Rowing: How the corona virus affects us rowers Almost daily we receive new information about the corona virus and how our sport is effected by COVID-19 “The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus had led to the death of more than 8.000 people and in a bid to contain its spread, sporting events around the […]

Coaching Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

A guest post by Bob Greatorex: I can add little to the extensive literature available on training techniques so will address areas less often discussed. Often analogies are useful and I advise crews to break challenges down into component parts.  I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’.  Lay one brick at a time.  If each […]

Coaching your coxswain – yes, you CAN

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 […]

Why your race was not as good as your practice

Was your Regatta and your race disappointing?  Did your crew fail to row as well in the competition as you did during practices? You aren’t alone – Race and practice are not the same. There are many reasons why your particular crew may have failed to live up to your expectations.  Let’s run through some […]

Sometimes “Finding a Way to Win” Means Setting Goals Beyond Winning

THE CONTEXT: “Wait, what? Set a goal beyond winning? What other goal is there beyond winning? And, why would I set a goal other than the one I want to achieve? Besides, I was hired to win!” Believe me, I get it. And, I’ve heard it plenty of times from coaches that I’ve met at […]

Prognostic Olympic Times – Part 4 – Calculators for rowing and erg

What do you think of the last episodes of our “prognostic” series? According Bio Row , a company having an scientific approach to row smarter – Prognostic” or “Gold Standard” times are widely used in rowing practice for evaluation of training and racing speeds, crew selections, etc. Very often World Best Times (WBT) are used […]

Prognostic rowing times – Part 3 – How To Use Prognostic Times

This is the third part of our series on Prognostic Rowing Times. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts you can take a look at them here. Part 1 is about What Prognostic  Rowing Times are, and how to use them. Part 2 is about the History of Prognostic times and How to Calculate […]

Nature or Nurture?

The SI Masters Rowing Regatta was raced yesterday on excellent flat water at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel, NZ.  330 athletes braved the chill conditions and there was much good racing. Not surprisingly, many of the winners bore familiar names. Dale Maher won a 1x race, Kevin Horan another. Marie McCoy was a key member in the […]

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. […]

Rigging For Lousy Weather At Head Of The Charles

Or any other Head Race! It is long distance Regattas season. The biggest one takes place right now: the 55th edition of Head of the Charles on October 19th and 20th 2019. Our Expert Mike Davenport, knows all about the specific weather-conditions of this Regatta. He also knows all about Rigging.Here are some recommendations he […]