Category Archives: Rowing

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 […]

My rowing club is closed

Tim, a facebook follower of our Masters rowing international Group asks: Our Club management has closed the rowing club. We are not allowed to enter the club or the boats until April 30th. Why can’t I use my single sculler for rowing? Dear Tim, we know it is very sad. Many rowing clubs throughout the […]

Coaching Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

A guest post by Bob Greatorex: I can add little to the extensive literature available on training techniques so will address areas less often discussed. Often analogies are useful and I advise crews to break challenges down into component parts.  I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’.  Lay one brick at a time.  If each […]

A few tips from some of the best rowers

Some of the best rowers will soon gather. We’re just a few month before the Tokyo Olympics, which will be a thrilling spectacle for rowing enthusiasts. Rowing is a sport that a lot of people take on in their personal lives, either for exercise or for the sake of competition. But as a spectator sport […]

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 […]

Why your race was not as good as your practice

Was your Regatta and your race disappointing?  Did your crew fail to row as well in the competition as you did during practices? You aren’t alone – Race and practice are not the same. There are many reasons why your particular crew may have failed to live up to your expectations.  Let’s run through some […]