Category Archives: Rowing

Blister pain, and how I learned to love Rowtex hand cream

Rowperfect is always happy to receive feedback to our activities. Read below how Gareth feels about using hand cream as a rower. Rowers hands are, like runner’s feet, are subject to a great deal of punishment. Crying to your coaches or fellow rowers will bring you little or no sympathy, with the prevailing attitude of […]

Coastal Rowing – are you ready for something new?

Coastal Rowing – really one of our sport division which has picked up very much during the past years. Read our guest post from Tim Fenemore. He is very enthusiastic about this sports. Interesting and passionate story. You may have noticed a few pictures appearing on your Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, Instagram accounts and websites… […]

Good news: Top Lactose-Free Protein Drinks

How many of you suffer from lactose intolerance? Top Lactose-Free Protein Drinks Many athletes are controlling their daily protein intake. We take Proteins before, after and even during our training sessions. I have seen tour rowers having their protein gels on board. Well – what would I do if I suffer from from lactose intolerance? […]

Effects of altitude training in athletes

What are the effects of high altitude training on athletes? We all know that the top teams always go back to the mountains to row there. But what are the benefits of altitude training for athletes? Is altitude training really a source of performance improvement or just a fashion trend? Whether long-distance runners, rowers or […]

Flying coxswains How to celebrate my regatta win

While surfing through our rowing network, I discoverd this lines written by Rob Colburn. He describes the many styles of throwing a cox into the water. The flying coxswains: There are many styles, the quick pitch off the end of the dock, the one-two-three heave, and the no-warning up-and-out which sends the flailing coxswain — […]

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 […]

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 […]

There is a fungus in my masters eight

Today we are talking about hygiene in the boathouse and in our boats. photo Credit: wikihow Dr. Ed Wittich, from BAT Logic, one of the world leaders in quick release rowing shoe systems has posted an article I found very interesting. He states, that  UP TO 25% OF PEOPLE SUFFER FROM THE FUNGAL INFECTION THAT CAUSES […]

Do I REALLY need to do long distance training?

Is it tough to really row slow? Well it is not. Read what Marlene Royle has to say about this: “I call it Aerobic Discipline. If so, find out why those low intensity, long distance sessions are a must for your high performance racing months from now. Today, an e-mail message from a master rower read, […]

Sport nutrition for a 17 year old girl

Apart from the 3 square meals per day, how can my 17 yr old daughter a competitive rower , what protein shakes can she have to increase her performance & bulk do you recommend? What foods does she need to eat and what portions she does train 6 times per week. Great question. I”m not […]