Category Archives: Rowing Hack

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 […]

Why I created 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 […]

C Breeze natural cooling for long ergs

C Breeze, rowperfect, cool ergo,

Today we are launching a new product – the C Breeze.  It’s a cooling tool for your erg.  Use it to redirect the air flow coming out of the fan cage onto your face so you stay cool while you erg. Neat eh? It fits any Concept2 (Model B and above) and RP / Rowperfect […]

Rigging For Lousy Weather

reaction from a coxswain the night before your first race buzzfeed rowing rowperfect

“…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! […]

What shoes to wear before rowing

A question from the Masters Rowing International group Old running shoes seemed to be ok for moving along a wet dock until last week when they were not any more and I got a very up-close look at what is in the Genesee River!  I would like to avoid a repeat performance and I am […]

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 […]