Category Archives: Rowing

Why all rowers need gloves…. sometimes

Why all rowers need gloves sometimes Rowperfect

Rowing has a macho image, particularly with regard to “hardening up” and “being tough”.  This shows up mostly around walking barefoot at regattas and “patent recipes” to cure hand blisters (no, urinating on your hands does not harden the skin!). Every rower gets blisters sometimes.  Many find training camps particularly tough time because increasing training to […]

Rowing and Water Safety – learn from Incidents

and Share the Knowledge Around your Rowing Club Nothing puts a damper on our favourite sport of rowing like common accidents on and off the water. Do any of these scenarios sound all-too-familiar? Slipping in water puddling off boats fresh from the river Dropping boats and breaking them Collisions on the water between boats (watch […]

Corporate Rowing – Team Building with a Difference

In today’s economic climate businesses are constantly looking for ways to get the most from their employees whilst saving where possible. Team building is often trotted out as a simple solution to bind the workforce together but more often than not it’s one of a few activities such as paintballing, heading to the pub etc. […]

How to choose a rowing club

I have been coaching a young athlete who has ambitions to row at the Olympics – one of the things we discussed what how to find the right rowing club for her to join. Setbacks and red herrings I was very frustrated by being asked for advice (which club to join) only to find that […]

Interview: My fathers life behind the barbed wire fence – Rima Karaliene

rowing in communist Lithuania

I had the chance to talk to Rima about book. A book we have posted before and which is in our store now. Rima is a fascinating lady: She manages a Rowing Hotel, is involved in National Rowing organisations and writes books. Even books for children. Read and learn about the rowing society during the […]

Ready for Christmas? How to judge your gift perfectly

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Hey hey – Rowperfect’s going to be saving you a whole lot of time and thinking as we reveal our latest insider guide….. Christmas Gift Guide for Rowers Thanks to our friends around the rowing globe, the team has created a big page with lots of different rowing gifts. We found fun rowing-themed oven gloves […]

One stroke decision: Why did I decide to choose rowing?

Don’t you sometimes wonder why you have stated rowing? Why did you start and is it worth to go through all the pain and unpleasant exercise? Some days ago, I question my decision to row, again. Not my previous experiences, or the likelihood that future conversations will be centered on the effect rowing has had […]

Monthly Prize Draw Winner October 2018

Each month subscribers to the Rowperfect newsletter are included in a free prize draw to win one of our products. This month (October) we have this prize:  Graham Benton coaching on ergo technique or a race advice session The winner is Pete Becker from Los Angeles, USA. Get Yourself signed up and become eligible to WIN by […]

Multi Currency for Rowperfect customers

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Many readers will have noticed the language choices of German and English for the Rowperfect website – this started in May 2018. We have now added the option to pay in Euros on our shop – so you can pay in the currency of your choice. Just take a look at the flags top right […]

Shopping List Rowing Clothes for Winter

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There’s a good Rowing Reddit community and this question was posted recently – What clothes to wear in winter? I need to look into rowing kit for when I go out onto the river. As I’ve just joined I use my gym top and shorts but that just won’t do in the winter when it […]