Category Archives: Sculling

Prygl Rowing Camps for rowing technique

Aerial map , rowing camp, Prygl Lake

Are you a Masters rower who wants to boost his technique under the guidance of world class coaches? Are you interested in getting hands-on experience with rowing data analysis tools? Are you looking for a different rowing camp? Are you interested in combining a week of rowing with a city trip to Vienna, Prague, or […]

Happy New Rowing Year

New year 2018, Rowing year 2018

Hey every Northern Hemisphere reader – it’s the start of the 2018-19 rowing season.  Summer break is over.  School and work are kickstarting for the autumn. Get back into rowing shape Hopefully your summer break was fun, relaxing and didn’t include lots of training.  But we all know that autumn training means long distances and […]

Rowing wrist injuries

rowing injury, tendonitis rowing, sculling wrist injury

Getting injured sucks and more importantly, most rowing injuries are “over-use” types.  Which means they develop slowly over time and are hard to overcome because when you come back to training, the possibility of recurrence is high. Rules for Rowing Injuries Always get treatment FAST Rest and ice is not treatment (until after you do […]

Regatta commentary, regattas really glisten when it’s fun to listen

Commentators can turn a good race into a ‘cracker‘. It’s so important to be prepared, have some background knowledge and good insights. That’s one aim of FISA’s international regatta commentary team.  Paul Castle* is one of the team and maybe the most prominent. His skilled and multilingual regatta commentary is known from Olympic and World Championships.  […]

Elbow position at the finish in sculling

rowing technique, sculling technique, rowing finish posture,

Hey there Rebecca , hope you are doing well, I really enjoy your rowing articles in “ rowperfect “ …I’m rowing about 25 miles a week now and I believe my technique is getting much better….however in all the posts I’ve read I have not come across intel on where to properly position your elbows […]

Feathering on the recovery

Sculling grip on the recovery (feather)

Feathering on the drive and feathering into the body is the subject of this “dock talk” by Marlene Royle. How to move the feather to the recovery When our hands are coming in to the body you are on the drive, when they move away from the body you are on the recovery. Marlene observed […]

Stop my hand slipping on oar handle

Elastic Band position on the sweep oar handle

Dear folks at RowperfectI just read your note regarding fixing oar-grips. I use Concept 2 oars the ultra light ones. I find that while rowing my hands slide slowly away from where they should be. Are those Stampfli Grips preventing and profiled to keep the hands in the proper place. If that is the case I […]

Correcting sculling wrist fault

rowing in backwater, rowing quietly, rowing drills, World Rowing

I have a habit of letting the oar collar slip slightly loose from the rigger on stroke side, despite applying thumb pressure. I have not been able to correct this despite all attempts. I am wondering if it may be connected to a different problem on bow side, where I have a habit of rowing […]

A Collection Of Rowing Quotes

“Rowers do more before 8am than most people do all day.” “Real athletes row. Everyone else just plays games.” “The oars gave me power, but also taught me humility.” “Winning medals is good, racing is better, loving the sport is best!” “Glory is in the team not the individual.” – Sean Sullivan “To increase your success […]