Category Archives: Rowing Hack

Can’t get enough – Rowers Rub

In the classic tradition Rowers Rub came about when, as a rower, I couldn’t find an effective answer to the chafing and sores caused by hard training and endurance events. I wanted something that was both natural and environmentally friendly but would also continue to work over long or intense sessions. Rowing traditional fixed seat […]

RowingHack: GoPro mount

go pro rowing boat, mount go pro,

My mate Cameron is a dab hand with a hack saw and a spanner.  He made himself a mount for his Go-Pro camera which fixes onto his single scull foot stretcher. It has the additional benefit of using up any old broken, bent back stays which are lying round in the club house!   Rowperfect […]

RowingHack: broken oars become trestles

rowing, trestles for boats, slings for boats, rowing sling,

I am Captain of Taunton Rowing Club. As an inventor I am always formulating new ideas and ways of recycling and reducing waste. Carbon fibre can now be reprocessed, but is not widely spread yet. Knowing Rowperfect has a list of “Rowing Hacks” I wanted to submit my own. Anyway, I thought you might like […]

Rowing physiotherapists are essential

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 […]

RowingHack: Resistance training

Tennis ball sliced for boat tie

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 […]

Painted oars or decals – which is best?

Time to sharpen up your oars Not only does it look cool, it also gives parents and other spectators on the sidelines a chance to actually know what boat they are looking at coming down the race course!  We’ll look at all the steps of doing basic oar paint jobs, and talk about some alternatives […]

Rowing Hack: phone holder with hair elastic bands

Rowing Hack to hold your phone in a boat

We got this lovely photo series in from Champion of the Thames RC in Cambridge UK.  Here’s what we do – I have the nice guy who bends the t-bar mount and opens the end making batches of 10 at a time!  Mark 1 also included (my own faulty design) for entertainment – plentiful supply […]

Buyers Guide: quick release rowing rigger fittings

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 […]