Category Archives: Regatta

Trailer weight distribution – check out your tonque weight

A Video is worth a thousand words Last weekend I had to pull our club trailer to a regatta. We had 11 boats on the trailer, about 1500 kg of trailer weight. While inspecting the trailer after loading I noticed, the trailer was leaning to the “rear”. I showed my crew this video I once […]

Waterproof rain jackets – Elegant in the rain

Waterproof Rain Jackets – Elegant rainwear at the regatta I recently visited Switzerland and watched the last and 32nd Armada Cup. You know, the rowing regatta with the 300 skiffs. It is an enthralling thing and an organized chaos, when you see how each Skiff fights for its place at the pontoon after the race. […]

Announcing: Rowtex Hand Cream for Rowers

Heeling Handcreme Chapped hands and finger cracks are some of the most painful side effects of a dry climate, especially in Winter. As rowers, we experience all year around – and definately without age limits – that this problem can get tough. Check out our new product for dry, chapped skin after rowing: the new […]

Rowing Anorak – made by and for rowers!

Rowing Anorak front view

The team at Rowtex, who brought you their Rowtex gloves created a new product. It is the Anorak for rowing .It’s available in the Rowperfect shop right now. The Anorak – product development The Rowtex -Team launched a crowdfunding campaign to get early customers and to pay for the product development. Rowperfect supported them and […]

It`s Head Racing Season!

Head racing requires totally different tactics from side by side.  Rebecca Caroe shared some thoughts with us. She also used some content of the book Winning Head Races from Carla Zezza. This is the only book on Head Races in Print that I could find. 5 Reasons Head Racing is the Best Winning Head Races […]

World Rowing Championships regatta

The World Rowing Championships regatta is the biggest FISA event and the most important of the season for us rowers. It is held at the end of the season.  The regatta is held over eight days using a progression system from heats through to finals and ensuring that there is sufficient rest time between boat […]

Time to take rowing break

The rowing season 2019 is almost history. The WRCHAMPS in Linz, some small regattas and in a few weeks the great competitions where fought. Time to take a rowing break? For top athletes, taking a non rowing vacation is one of the best ways to expand your horizons and recharge for the upcoming season. While […]

2019 World Rowing Cup III – Great Britain Mens`s Eight beats Germany!

What a race! The World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam For the second time within a month, the unbeatable German Men`s Eight, Winner of Olympic Gold and not beaten since 2017, lost its Gold Medal Spot to the Team of Great Britain in Rotterdam.  The 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, the Netherlands gave the […]

Henley Regatta 2019 breaks records

How was your Henley Regatta 2019 Weekend? What a spectacle: 17 Nations. 660 Starts. 1`900 Athletes. Only half of them could compete in the event itself. Henley Royal Regatta, founded in 1839, is (one of the) best-known rowing regattas in the world. It is renowned for its gladiatorial match-racing.  It is one of the highlights […]

My body and me: What happens during a rowing race?

Photo Credit: Worldrowing Do you know what happens inside your body during a rowing race? Rowing and in particular rowing races is one of the most physically demanding efforts in the world of sport. Several tests and comparisons have shown: Most active rowers have some of the biggest lung capacities, the highest VO2 maximums and […]