Category Archives: Racing

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 […]

Rowing Nutrition products now available

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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 […]

University Rowing – Free Regatta Trip to China

We know it from the UK, from the USA and from New Zealand, Universtiy rowing is a great way of competing. “The sight of foreign university crews on Chinese waters is becoming a regular feature as the sport takes hold on campuses across the nation.With more than 15 universities nestled along the shores of the […]

What Makes the Great Ones Great? Part 1: Confidence

How can we define confidence? What separates it from arrogance? Where are the lines blurred between positive and negative personality traits? Arrogance, or cockiness, in an athlete and in the sporting world more generally, is most often viewed as a negative trait. However, the very qualities that can result in arrogance clearly help to make […]

Ready for a Rowing Camp

We have indicated that from time to time we will introduce camp for rowers. Here is an interesting option Prygl Rowing Camps Are you a Masters rower who wants to boost his technique under the guidance of world class coaches? Are you interested in getting hands-on experience with rowing data tools? Are you looking for […]

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

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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 […]