Category Archives: Technique

Antiphase Crew Rowing – more scientific research

Further results show: Antiphase crew rowing might turn out to be faster! New researches made in Holland indicate that Antiphase Rowing might be a good thing: “If everyone rows at the same time, the boat will – with every stroke – pause for a while”, explains movement scientist Laura Cuijpers of the University of Groningen, […]

Slide bites, rowers bum and calf skin protection

Slide bites or how to spot a rower walking down the street . . . Ok, picture this – it’s summertime.  You’re walking downtown and ahead of you is a girl (or guy – you choose): tall, bronzed, lean, athletic-looking . . .she’s looking good and you cast your eye downwards to the flick of […]

Dyneema Calf Skin protection: So popular

Announcing our Rowperfect Dyneema Calf Skin protection Dyneema Calf Skin Protection for rowing …  is necessary when the boat comes into contact with delicate skin! We have been searching for quiet some time to find out about the right material for calf skin protection: When you check the market, you might find calf skin protection […]

Masters Regatta Racing Starts for rowing

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Here is a question from our audience. It arrived a while ago. We have asked our experts to answer… World Rowing Masters regatta is coming up, and I guess most of what can be done of preparation is done by now. However I cannot help but thinking about the start, and how to improve it. […]

It`s Head Racing Season!

Head racing requires totally different tactics from side by side.  Rebecca Caroe shared some thoughts with us. She also used some content of the book Winning Head Races from Carla Zezza. This is the only book on Head Races in Print that I could find. 5 Reasons Head Racing is the Best Winning Head Races […]

Learn from role models: A man who coaches sporting perfection

James Cracknell, 46 has become the oldest ever Boat Race champion. His team mates refer to him as “Uncle James”. Cracknell, for sure became a role model for many of his team mates. (Photocredit: Guardian) Do rowers need to learn from role models? What rowers and rowing coaches can learn from others, also outside of […]

How to improve bad Rowing Technique

Great Rowing: Robert Manson. Photo Credit: WorldRowing One of our followers (let’s call him  Andrew) and guest has experienced something new to him. He is new in our sport and has been sculling since 10 month. He did a lot of slo-mo investigation at Elite rowers. I’ve been sculling in the single for 10 months […]

Teaching rowers Rhythm and Ratio

Moving Beyond a Simple Half Truth Let’s start by discussing an oft-cited and equally oft-misunderstood sacred cow: the idea of the 2 to 1 ratio between recovery and drive. This chestnut is something that is frequently used with beginning scullers and rowers when we are making our first efforts to teach them to slow down […]

How to Identify your Optimal Mental State

The few minutes from when a crew hears the gun till the end of the race often seem to be the toughest. What can you do to ensure your preparation has been perfect? You should have completed extensive physical training to prepare for the race, but how well was your mental aspect of the preparation […]