Category Archives: Sculling

When sleep is not giving rowing recovery

Athlete asleep

I have a question involving rowing recovery. Basically I hate going to bed sore and waking up feeling worse, and I’m wondering what is the best position to sleep in and how to potentially use pillows as support for my traps lats and lower back? We took this question from a reader to our expert […]

Wind Apps to forecast rowing weather

Wind Compass app screenshots

The Masters Rowing International Facebook Group had a great discussion on which are the best wind apps to forecast rowing weather. WindCompass is a super simple app that shows windspeed, gusts, wind direction, hourly & daily weather forecast (temp, chance of precipitation) and sunrise/set. Hi-Def Radar MyRadar WindFinder is my personal favourite – it also has an […]

Large hands? We’ve got rowing gloves

Rowing Gloves XXL

Rowperfect tries to be customer-centric and to listen to what you want (our Trust-Pilot Reviews are testament to this). We know many rowers have very broad hands – measured across the palms some folks are just too large for the rowing gloves we sell. Today we announce Extra Extra Large Gloves are available Listed in […]

The science behind heels up or heels down

Heels up towards catch

A guest post by Sara Hendershot Lombardi at Rowefficient. The science behind this rowing question should I have my Heels Up or Heels Down as I approach the catch?  It’s a perennial question. Let’s dig into the science here. We get this question a lot…should I be letting my heels come off the footplate when […]

Living for the Weekend

galway

OFFER: 5 for 5! If you and 4 friends from the same rowing club book the same trip, you’ll all get 5% off! It’s a great opportunity to bond and experience two of the best things that life has to offer – rowing and travel! This is a reminder, right now, for those of you […]

Training Camp Venues – let’s make a big list

We know that there are great places around the world where you can go on training camp. Can the Rowperfect global community help us create a master list of places, contacts and recommendations? We’ve started creating a list with the help of Ming Zou (who added the Chinese column headings). Please review and edit and […]

Best boat booking software for rowing

Organise athletes for rowing crews

I am looking for a boat booking software for my sailing club in Felixstowe. We have 11 club boats and currently have a diary we use, Boats are booked by the half day. Andy – great question.  And the quick answer is to SEARCH using the feature at the top of every page in the […]

Jim Joy versus the Rowing Stroke part 2

Trillium flower

What are we looking for when we are observing someone out on the river in a single shell? For me, whether the person is a sculler or a slugger depends on two major qualities. Does the shell pause momentarily in its sliding forward and does the bow sink below the horizontal at the release. These […]

Jim Joy versus the Rowing Stroke

Jimmy Joy - rowing coach

One of our popular rowing expert authors is Jimmy Joy – founder of the Joy of Sculling conference and author of books on the subject.  He takes an unique approach to our sport.  I received this message from him recently. Hi Rebecca: At the urging of friends I have taken ownership of the stroke cycle. […]

Coxmate GPS navigation mode

Coxmate GPS Route Select set up

Hi I want to use the GPS navigation mode to plan a route. I have planned a route using the Create Route function on the Coxmate website and have loaded it onto my GPS as a .cmc file. Switch on my coxmate device, go to the Mode function, see my file listed as Route Select, […]