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Rowing Graduation Gifts

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

Winter Rowing Gloves user test results

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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RowingHack: Resistance training

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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Rowing trophies, memorabilia and gifts

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

Can short people row?

By Rebecca Caroe

Can short people get on a college rowing team? Absolutely – remember rowing is a power and height sport and so there are places where nearly everyone will fit. (Outside of college teams there are a lot of smaller people). As inspiration – this photo is of Joe Sullivan and Nathan Cohen from New Zealand […]

Steve Gladstone Yale Rowing Coach Advice

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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Top 5 Worst Ways to Get Rowing Blisters

By Laura Hollar

The Most Horrific Ways to Get Rowing Blisters Nobody escapes blisters. They are the bane of our existence, as rowers. But we row hard and proudly wear our callouses earned from sustaining blister after blister. We bleed through the pain, bandage the damage, and go on because there IS no other way! 1. When you’re a beginner. […]

Why all rowers need gloves sometimes Rowperfect

Why all rowers need gloves…. sometimes

By Rebecca Caroe

Rowing has a macho image, particularly with regard to “hardening up” and “being tough”.  This shows up mostly around walking barefoot at regattas and “patent recipes” to cure hand blisters (no, urinating on your hands does not harden the skin!). Every rower gets blisters sometimes.  Many find training camps particularly tough time because increasing training to […]

Coach Ernst leaves UW

By Rebecca Caroe

It’s sad to see a strong rowing coach career such as Coach Ernst’s end in tears and recriminations.  He deserved a better send off. This week’s revelations that Coach Bob Ernst was fired by University of Washington from his post as head womens crew coach just before Thanksgiving adds a sorry note to the holiday. Rowing […]