Category Archives: Racing

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 […]

Boat Race – the Classic

Yesterday was Boat Race day. Woman and Men were racing the course. And we all know who won the cup (Photo Credit Wikepedia). The results (view boat race page): What was fantastic to witness was the constantly shifting power dynamic in the contest – Oxford once again appeared to be clawing back inches on their […]

Regatta Safety: prepare your team

Always a top issue in while we race at a regatta or while touring with our crew: Regatta safety on the course. Ask yourself: which precautions have I taken for a safe rowing day? See all the mess what can happen to us and our boats. Boat crash pictures Coaches – teach your crews and […]

The Umpire’s decision at a Regatta

The reagtta season is going to start soon. Rowers and Umpires get prepared for the upcoming event. Easy for the Athletes. But how is it for the Umpairs? What about when we face an Umpire’s decision? Never an easy job but you know it’s been a great race when you are unaware of the umpire […]

What is the origin of Committee Boats at Regattas?

We got a question from a reader and this sparked some great contributions from Rowing History, Skiff rowing racing (Photo Credit: Skiff racing organisation) and so I thought I’d share it with you. “”Committee boats are when the regatta organisers (the committee) provide the boats to the competitors It originated in traditional regattas when the […]