Category Archives: Rowperfect

Pre-Christmas offer – FREE shipping!

Hey all, The end of the year is coming up so fast, and before we know it, Christmas will be here.   To say thanks for all the support over the past year, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on items in the Rowperfect UK shop. Just use the code freeship2017*.   You can use this […]

RP3 takes Calvin Tarczy from Zero to Hero

World rowing, Calvin Tarczy, GB Rowing, RP3, Rowperfect

Calvin Tarczy is a junior international who represented Great Britain in the 4- winning gold this summer.  He studies at St Paul’s School in London and is coached by Bobby Thatcher – himself a former international coached by Harry Mahon on the first generation of Rowperfects.  Calvin attributes his success at stepping up to selection […]

Teaching rowing co-ordination

One of the hardest things to coach in rowing and sculling is co-ordination. How to move in time with other people in the boat.  This is particularly hard to teach in a wobbly rowing boat where the coach cannot get close up to position the athletes’ bodies. RP3 is the rowing machine that feels like […]

How to use the RP3 to teach rowing co-ordination

Casper Rekers designed and built the original Rowperfect (now renamed RP3) from 1987 to his death in 2010.  He presented a series of papers to Rowing Coaching conferences and we think his material is great and worth re-appraising.  This article is an extract from his written conference presentations. RP teaches co-ordination For many of us […]

RP3 helps Jacob Dawson hit GBR team

RP3 rowing machine

Anecdotal account that new GB Rowing team member returned from university in USA and has secured a spot in the GB team for the World Cup in Poznan in the 2-. Dawson is said to have “trained only on RP3, got  fresh on the GB team in the fall, almost beat the Olympic champion in […]

How Thames Rowing Club used RPs to win Henley Royal

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 […]