Category Archives: Student

One stroke decision: Why did I decide to choose rowing?

Don’t you sometimes wonder why you have stated rowing? Why did you start and is it worth to go through all the pain and unpleasant exercise? Some days ago, I question my decision to row, again. Not my previous experiences, or the likelihood that future conversations will be centered on the effect rowing has had […]

Be Prepared and the Best Cox Possible – A Coach’s Perspective

Well, the head races are on and the cox in these boat finds himself in challenging positions: Motivating the team. And coxing the crew for more than 25 minutes. Important enough to remind you on a few things  The Basics in Coxing: When in doubt, WEIGH ENOUGH, RUDER HALT, EASY OAR!!! I can’t stress the importance of this. If […]

Get ready for the new season

get ready, new rowing season preparation

Hooray it’s time to go rowing again!  In the northern hemisphere the autumn is time to get going in big boats ready for fall head racing and long distance training. But wait, your rowing club needs work first The equipment maintenance plan is essential to do first – before anything else. So set about organising […]

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 […]

Strapping tape for rowing injury

Strapping tape , knee injury, Tape support

Want to do your own injury management? Announcing Kinesiology Tape for Rowing injuries. Being able to strap up your own body to give support while you recover from an injury seems like a no-brainer.  So why hasn’t it been done? I suspect it’s mainly that we aren’t sure how to use the tape – luckily […]

How to Steer Henley – coxed or coxless

Henley Royal Regatta, start line, Rowing race

Expert coxswain Andrew Probert and Julie Hogg share their tips for steering Henley Royal Regatta course – an extract from their ebook. The Henley start has a Y pole which lines up with a red circle on another pole behind where the picture is taken. For coxless boats this gives you the ‘line’. Despite being the […]

Rowing Graduation Gifts

Custom rowing jewelry

Graduation – a chapter of your life filled with experiences, friends, laughter and long hours of studying is coming to an end. A time of your life that has created many memories and moments to celebrate. Graduation and with it, taking the next step on the ladder to your success, is coming. New York City-based rowing […]

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 […]

Help! Our daughter hates ergs

Canada university rowing: Photo Credit Trent University

Following our article Why do Rowers Fear the Erg, we got several comments including this story.  The author would like answers so please comment. I have a very different and specific case of Erg Hate that I am hoping I can get some input on finding a solution to. Please bear with me as this […]

A story of scull versus sweep

Great Eight, 2014 HOCR, Scullers beat Sweepers

From a question on Quora – Is it better for a collegiate rowing hoipeful to row year round or to play other sports to show athletic ability? My perspective is that if you want to improve both your strength and your oarsmanship, learn to scull. Most good scullers can beat rowers in a sweep boat. […]