Category Archives: Student

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. […]

What is a ‘competitve’ rower?

rowing competitors, south africa rowing,

Andrea Buch writes I am looking for insights:  How does your club define ‘Competitive Masters’? What does it mean to be ‘a competitor’?  The more mature I get as an athlete, and the more athletes I encounter when I coach, the more intrigued I am by this question. There has been a softening in my […]

GB Rowers get funky in ACAI Activewear

Holly NOrton, GB Rowing, ACAI ACtivewear

ACAI Activewear have teamed up with two international rowers, Karen Bennett and Holly Norton for all their training apparel needs along with sports bras. Karen and Holly have described in their own words why they have chosen to team up with ACAI and felt that they were a good match. “We have both always loved […]

Winter Rowing Gloves user test results

Three new winter glove designs for rowers From our recent promotion we got testers from around the Rowperfect community to test out three new winter glove designs.  The products are below The Pro is the cheapest a straightforward thermal glove for rowing. The Elite incorporates thinner fabrics and has better breathability and blister prevention The […]

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 […]

Rowing trophies, memorabilia and gifts

cleaver oar keychain

Every Rower deserves a trophy: one that Recognises persistence Rewards effort, and is a Reminder of friendships formed. For the last four years, Gr8 Oars has been manufacturing replica miniature oars, trophies and gifts for rowers. A retired rowing coach turned woodturner, (pun intended) Jack McGee turns each oar on his wood lathe and prepares […]

Steve Gladstone Yale Rowing Coach Advice

We had an awesome RowingChat today with Steve Gladstone and have collated timestamps for the key points we covered during the interview.  Below is a link to watch the video on YouTube or Listen on SoundCloud.  Please subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes and, as ever, tell your friends about RowingChat. 01:00 How to up-skill […]