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Rigging For Lousy Weather

By Rebecca Caroe

“…pay attention to the weather, [at the Charles] that’s key. We’ve had all sorts of conditions here. One year it snowed. People can get hypothermia here very quickly.” – HOCR Emergency Services Co-Chair Jonathan Ellis A guest post by Mike Davenport of MaxRigging This year is going to be your best Head of The Charles—ever! […]

Rowing physiotherapists are essential

By Rebecca Caroe

Following up on our post about rowing seat pad stops hamstring pain, we had expert comments from Rowing Expert Physiotherapist, Greg Spooner. I’m a US-based physiotherapist in San Diego, California (RowPhysio.com), and I’ve had this very discussion many times with my client pool of rowing athletes who come to me from all over the USA […]

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RowingHack: Resistance training

By Rebecca Caroe

Loading up your work is a great way to gain strength and skill in a rowing boat.  Having a bungee or rope under the hull gives an easy way to create extra loading on the athletes.  This can be used for all ages of rower and all expertise levels. The resistance slows down the boat […]

Buyers Guide: quick release rowing rigger fittings

By Jeremy Peskey

There is often a substantial opportunity cost associated with removing conventional wing riggers in order to maximise the storage space in the boathouse. Many athletes and crews will argue the time taken to dismantle each boat after the session comes at a high price for the amount of space gained. How much space is gained […]

RowingHack: Teaching Adult Beginners Crew Rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

As an athlete, you are told that if you don’t change you won’t improve. Shouldn’t that apply equally to coaches? So, as a coach, let me ask you a simple question: “When and what were the last two things you did to change the method or the content of your coaching?” Some excellent work has been done […]