Category Archives: Racing

Coaching your coxswain – yes, you CAN

Bad coxing starts with poor coaching. Improved coxing comes from an understanding of the best way to instruct. Few coaches have been coxswains and so take a quick educational guide from a Coxswain, Chelsea Dommert, who found that she was frustrated by the un-clear instructions she got from her coach.  So she wrote the book […]

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – The Toughest Rowing Race in the World

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is considered the toughest rowing race in the world (Photo Credit:Talkiser) Every year there are between 20 and 40 boats from all over the world. Women and men. In 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x – About 1.5 million rowing strokes to the finish line. Preparations for 2021 There is […]

Ireland – Championships Cancelled

The Irish Rowing Championships and Coastal Championships, both events got cancelled due to public health restrictions. The races were due to take place later this August. As we heard from Rowing Ireland and RTE, Rowing Ireland, the Irish Rowing Federation had hoped that the number of people allowed at indoor and outdoor gatherings would be increased […]

World Rowing Virtual Masters Regatta

2020 World Rowing Masters Regatta alternative The FISA World Rowing Commission has decided to initiate a virtual rowing regatta. On your Erg. According Fisa, WRVMR will take place at the same time as the original regatta, from 2-6 September 2020. Designed to be done anywhere in the world masters rowers are invited to complete a […]

Head Of The Charles As Global Remote Event In 2020

Boston, MA., USA – On July 15, 2020, the Head of The Charles Regatta Board of Directors announced that the Head Of the Charles (HOCR) will run as a global remote event this year. After thorough research and in-depth discussion, the board and executive team came to the conclusion that it would not be possible […]

Red Beetroot as performance booster?

Rowers and Athletes and off course their coaches and medical advisers have experimented with a broad range of aids in pursuit of performance edge. One of the legal substances which has been backed by solid data: the juice of beets, for the nitrates they contain. We have come across this wonderful article lately and want […]

Racing Hope – FISA World Rowing shares updated racing calender

FISA, World Rowing Association has recently announced the 2020/21 European racing calender! You can take a look at the calendar by clicking here! Changes to the 2020 international rowing regatta season has seen the majority of the season cancelled. But a ray of rowing racing hope remains with the European Rowing Board confirming the European […]

The Bumps: Just Like the Real Thing

I wrote yesterday about how I was struck by the similarity between the post-race analyses of our Bumps crew and that of a high-performance outfit. Last night I realised that there is a further analogy that is of interest, to me anyway!

The 2020 World Rowing regatta season

Matt Smith, FISA Executive Director released this statement on 9 April 2020. Interesting for all athletes wanting to plan their regatta season 2020 (Photo Credit: World rowing) The 2020 World Rowing regatta season – the continued consequences of COVID-19 global pandemic Following the rapid expansion of the COVID-19 global pandemic during the past two weeks […]