Category Archives: Racing

How to Identify your Optimal Mental State

The few minutes from when a crew hears the gun till the end of the race often seem to be the toughest. What can you do to ensure your preparation has been perfect? You should have completed extensive physical training to prepare for the race, but how well was your mental aspect of the preparation […]

Dan Boyne’s Rowing Tale

Rowing Tales 2018 cover

Dan Boyne, a resident of Boston, Massachusetts in the U.S., has served for many years as Harvard University’s Director of Recreational Rowing. He is also the author of Essential Sculling (The Lyons Press), Kelly: A Father, a Son, an American Quest (Mystic), and The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning and the […]

Rowing Nutrition products now available

nutrition category

We have worked hard to find a good supplier of nutrition and recovery products suitable for endurance sports – like rowing. Sponser Nutrition products are now listed in our shop under a new category “Nutrition”. Sponser Nutrition Range The diverse range of products includes Red Beet Vitinox, Recovery Drink mixes, Liquid Energy gels (perfect for […]

Basel Head 100 boats racing 6.4 km

Biggest Head Race in German-speaking countries The 9th Basel Head eights regatta will be held on the River Rhine in Switzerland’s Basel city centre on the 17th November 2018. This race is the largest head race in the German speaking countries for years . More than 130 crews have entered the 2018 event, which is now established as […]

It’s Head Racing Season!

Pairs Head Rowing Racing on Tideway London

Head racing requires totally different tactics from side by side.  Mostly because the clock is a different motivator than another crew alongside you.  But that’s not the only difference. 5 Reasons Head Racing is the BEST It tests your personal motivation and drive – like no other. Steering is critical to success – it can […]

Regatta commentary, regattas really glisten when it’s fun to listen

Commentators can turn a good race into a ‘cracker‘. It’s so important to be prepared, have some background knowledge and good insights. That’s one aim of FISA’s international regatta commentary team.  Paul Castle* is one of the team and maybe the most prominent. His skilled and multilingual regatta commentary is known from Olympic and World Championships.  […]

Rowing in Lithuania

rowing in communist Lithuania

Rima Karaliene is a woman inspired.  Her Father rowed for Lithuania during the Communist times and she has written a book about his story called “Rowing though the Barbed Wire fence”. The USSR was a composite country of Soviet Socialist Republics – Lithuania was not an independent nation.  The national rowing federation favoured athletes from […]

Crew Watch App

CrewWatch app, rowing app

Crew Watch is an app made by rowers for rowers that aims to solve many of the common struggles associated with coaching rowing. The Crew Watch team is comprised of Matthew Fournier and Patrick McVey, who have both been heavily involved in the Canadian rowing community for the past twelve years, as both athletes and […]

Masters pre-race practice

So the FISA Masters is coming up and you are getting crews together and reviewing the entries. Time for your personal investment in improving your racing. 1k Race Planning Everyone has a variation on their race plan –  do a good start, plan a push at 250 and a big one at 500m gone then […]

Masters training programme – half way

Tyred Swans, Masters Rowing Club, Auckland New Zealand

I am training for our New Zealand – Masters Rowing National Championships and my crew, The Tyred Swans are all using Marlene Royle’s 1k racing training programme.  How are we doing? The overall programme is very detailed at the beginning of the book covering all types of training session so it’s clear what each session […]