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Rigging For Lousy Weather

By Rebecca Caroe

“…pay attention to the weather, [at the Charles] that’s key. We’ve had all sorts of conditions here. One year it snowed. People can get hypothermia here very quickly.” – HOCR Emergency Services Co-Chair Jonathan Ellis A guest post by Mike Davenport of MaxRigging This year is going to be your best Head of The Charles—ever! […]

Should we give medals to rowing coaches?

Medals for Coaches?

By Rebecca Caroe

Should we give medals to coaches as well as athletes? Rachel Hooper gives her view (first published here) This summer saw coaches at the athletics world championships being awarded medals alongside their athletes for the first time. It’s certainly a nice gesture to recognise their efforts but at elite level, but it also  takes a […]

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Original and novel regatta prize ideas

By Rebecca Caroe

There’s a great discussion growing on the Masters Rowing International Facebook page.  It’s all about what prizes should be awarded at regattas and who was delighted or bored with the current offerings. Please join the group and invite your friends.  Do we need more fun prizes at regattas? The thread started with this Something more […]

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Pairs Head steering for novices

By Rebecca Caroe

I’m a novice and I will be racing the Tideway Pairs Head of the River on 14th October.  Can you give me steering advice? It’s the start of the new head racing season and we have already had a reader enquiry. First job for you is to get our exclusive expert How To steer the […]

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Rowsandall Rowing Data Analysis OFFER

By Rowperfect UK

There is no shortage of training advice for rowers. “Train more”, “Avoid the black hole”, “Train smarter” (whatever that means), “Train like the Danes”, “Avoid junk meters”.  The best research has found that what works best for one rower might not work for another. So what can you do? Plan. Execute. Measure. Adjust. Repeat. Today […]

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What is a ‘competitve’ rower?

By Rebecca Caroe

Andrea Buch writes I am looking for insights:  How does your club define ‘Competitive Masters’? What does it mean to be ‘a competitor’?  The more mature I get as an athlete, and the more athletes I encounter when I coach, the more intrigued I am by this question. There has been a softening in my […]

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US Masters Rowing National Championships – Day 2 musings

By Rebecca Caroe

It’s not an expensive flight to Tennessee and the 2017 Masters Nationals but I thought I’d drive it.  My mother was raised in Huntsville, Alabama and most of the annual trip there from Maryland followed the same route I drove the other day, across mountains range that seems more easily traversed than back before I-81 […]

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US Masters Rowing National Championships – Day 1 musings

By Rebecca Caroe

Charles Sweeney reports from the big event….and muses on life, rowing and streams-of-consciousness  I wasn’t supposed to be here, at the Masters Nationals, in Oak Ridge Tennessee, with my crew, the Capital Rowing Club.  Literally the day after last year’s Nationals, in Worcester, Massachusetts, a nagging back problem blew up into a sciatica case that […]