Category Archives: Racing

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 […]

Coxing long races – what coxes need to say

Womens Eights Head of the River Race, London UK

What should a cox say during a long (15 minute) race to keep the rowers motivated, without sounding repetitive? A long race is a challenge. Happily there’s a great solution. Plan the race beforehand  ok Take a look at the landmarks (bridges, bends etc), know where the straights are and how long they are, decide […]

2019 World Rowing Cup III – Great Britain Mens`s Eight beats Germany!

What a race! The World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam For the second time within a month, the unbeatable German Men`s Eight, Winner of Olympic Gold and not beaten since 2017, lost its Gold Medal Spot to the Team of Great Britain in Rotterdam.  The 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, the Netherlands gave the […]

Henley Regatta 2019 breaks records

How was your Henley Regatta 2019 Weekend? What a spectacle: 17 Nations. 660 Starts. 1`900 Athletes. Only half of them could compete in the event itself. Henley Royal Regatta, founded in 1839, is (one of the) best-known rowing regattas in the world. It is renowned for its gladiatorial match-racing.  It is one of the highlights […]

Dispel the myth – How Coastal Rowing can help

Coastal Rowing is getting more and more popular. Many beginners wonder: How difficult is coastal rowing. What are the differences about fine boat rowing. Tim Fenemore explains some of the differences for novice and beginner rowers “You may have thought about giving Coastal Rowing a try but concerned that it might upset your technique. Having […]

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 […]

Can I train your mental strength?

Imagine that there is a muscle that is called “Mental Strength”. Could you train it? (Photo Credit: wikimedia Comments) Rowperfect has tried to research this and believes: Yes, we can train our mental strength. When we go through the world of elite sports and watch the big athletes, Jeannine Gmelin, Madalena Lobnig, Oliver Zeidler and […]

Rowing Coach in Switzerland

Hi Coaches, this is a great opportunity for you. Would you like to be a Rowing Coach in Switzerland? Working in Zürich, in one of the most prestigious rowing clubs in Switzerland? We have received this Job Offer and are happy to pass this information to our audience. Here is your new job. “The BELVOIR […]

Can’t get our Pair (2-) to run – Coordination and Boat Movement in your Pair

Why can’t we get our pair to run? The pair is considered one of the most difficult boat type in rowing.. This type of boat creates high demands on coordination and boat movement. Why is it so difficult to row a pair? Many sports scientists have been involved in this topic over the last 20 […]

How to get Foot Force onto the stretcher?

FOOT FORCE is an expression of how well your feet transfer the force of the hip and leg muscle structures onto the stretcher. Applied the right way it can get you the missing second to win the race* This is a strong statement. Gate force is a common currency among rower’s, coaches and sports scientists […]