Is there an iPhone Watch app for rowing?

By Rebecca Caroe

Can someone tell me clearly ( because I am relatively ignorant) if there is a rowing/paddling app that a coach can use to determine stroke rate for a team ( this is for dragon boating not rowing) that is compatible with the Apple Watch?  Thanks! The iPhone Watch and rowing / paddling apps There’s one […]

How Thames Rowing Club used RPs to win Henley Royal

By Rebecca Caroe

Thames Rowing Club in London are in the process of continuing to upgrade the club ergos to RP3 rowing machines.  Their Head Coach, Ben Lewis, sent us this video about their 2015 win at Henley Royal Regatta last summer.  He credits the RPs as an integral part of the crew’s training regime which led them […]

February 2017 Free prize draw

By Rebecca Caroe

Each month subscribers to the Rowperfect newsletter are included in a free prize draw to win one of our products. This month (February) we have this prize:  British Olympic team kit from Athens 2004 This month, Phil Simmons has donated some Olympic team clothing from his Athens 2004 representation. And the winner is Aleksandar Vukojicic from RC Tresnjevka – we’ve emailed you […]

Mahe Drysdale sculling

Mahe Drysdale’s first year of rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

I coached the crew Mahe was in at the West End Rowing Club the year he started rowing in 1998.  And this memoir is based on my recollections. by Craig Allely  Mahe Drysdale began rowing in 1998 at the West End Rowing Club in Auckland New Zealand First as a Novice oarsman at the Easter […]

Rowperfect is Second in the World

By Peter Stromberg

Silver medal in the world of Rowing Blogs  Rowperfect UK  has been recognised as one of the best rowing blogs in the world! A list created on Feedspot released just a couple of days ago shows the top 50 rowing blogs in the World according to their researchers. We at Rowperfect are proud to announce that we finished in […]

US Rowing is in trouble – here’s a remedy

By Rebecca Caroe

The mud has flown around the internet as the US Rowing board resigned, got reinstated, they fired their High performance Director and complaints and demeanours were aired in public. Whatever governance issues US Rowing has (and we hope they get sorted out), there is a bigger more visible problem.  The US Rowing mens team won […]

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Coaching the catch in rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Coaching “The Catch” a guest post by HowardtheCoach If you Google the term “catch” you find “intercept and hold (something which has been thrown, propelled, or dropped”) and in rowing “the catch” is precisely about intercepting and holding the moving interface between the boat and the water. It is a simple term for a subtly complex concept, […]

RowingChat with Phil Simmons

By Peter Stromberg

In the next episode of RowingChat, we welcome Phil Simmons, previous Olympic rower and now head of rowing at Kingston Grammar School. Join RowingChat with Phil Simmons Phil Simmons has a long involvement in rowing from Junior team representation at the World Championships through to U23 and the Athens Olympics. Phil Simmons started rowing with […]

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How to rig a J16 girls rowing eight

By Rebecca Caroe

Just wondering if you have any advice for setting up a J16 junior girls 8+ rigging and oar length? I would say 4 of them are lightweight size and 4 heavyweight? Thanks Thanks for your question – we have a quick answer and a longer one. The quick answer is to copy what a known […]