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What is a ‘competitve’ rower?

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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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 […]