Well not strictly champions… but definitely modelled on muscular athletes – this double scull “flies” over the water. Just need a bit more water in the lake. Located in Beijing and (I think) made as part of the Beijing Olympic celebrations – the athletes are clearly Chinese…. it’s original!
I row in a quad scull and we did an interesting outing this week which I want to share. If you coach yourselves or if you are a coach and want to use this pattern of learning for your own crews. Before you start teaching rowing drills You will need to read this article about […]
The Rower in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada celebrates an un-named athlete and the local regatta venue by Morgan Macdonald. “The Rower” is Morgan’s first public monument, a tribute to the historic and annual regatta which has become a civic celebration every August. What I like about this is that it’s physically accurate but includes a […]
We’re very excited to be publishing the Faster Masters products now in individual chapter form. Having got feedback from our readers, we realise that some people would prefer to buy what they need NOW rather than a full Faster Masters membership programme. And so today we’re releasing each episode from Faster Masters Gold membership individually. […]
World Rowing Masters regatta is coming up, and I guess most of what can be done of preparation is done by now. However I cannot help but thinking about the start, and how to improve it. If not for anything else, so for next year’s regatta season. I stroke a Masters G and H 8+. I am […]
Today we’ll take a look at two more rowers immortalised in bronze. The first is the Spirit of St Catharines in Ontario, Canada adjacent to the site of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta venue, Martindale Pond. This travel website describes it as Martindale Pond right next to Port Dalhousie is the site of the Royal […]
A question from the Masters Rowing International group Old running shoes seemed to be ok for moving along a wet dock until last week when they were not any more and I got a very up-close look at what is in the Genesee River! I would like to avoid a repeat performance and I am […]
We’ve found several statues with a rowing theme around the world and so as a little side project this summer, here’s one of them in the US city of Philadelphia. John B Kelly With Boathouse Row and miles of challenging river, Philadelphia has long been a center for rowing enthusiasts. Who better to represent this […]
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There aren’t many statues of famous rowers and so today I thought we’d start a series of blog posts of all the ones we are aware of. Do you know any we’ve missed? Redgrave and Pinsent in Henley on Thames, UK Read this website “From Pitch to Plinth the Sporting Statues project” which details the […]