Duncan Holland: How I try to teach good rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

To coach a skill such as rowing you need a technical  model.  I have such a model which is a result of all my rowing and the things I’ve learned from all the fantastic rowers and coaches and coaches,.  I don’t pretend it’s anything new or different.  It’s  close to standard New Zealand rowing. This is […]

How does Alexander Technique help rowing?

By Rebecca Caroe

Jonathan Drake, author of the ebook Rowing from a Holistic Perspective was interviewed on a podcast called Body Learning. In the 25 minute podcast he focuses on rowing from a wider perspective in relation to the Alexander Technique  Have a listen to How the Alexander Technique can help you take advantage of the fitness benefits […]

Pairs Head Rowing Racing on Tideway London

Pairs Head steering for novices

By Rebecca Caroe

I’m a novice and I will be racing the Tideway Pairs Head of the River on 14th October.  Can you give me steering advice? It’s the start of the new head racing season and we have already had a reader enquiry. First job for you is to get our exclusive expert How To steer the […]


Rowsandall Rowing Data Analysis OFFER

By Rowperfect UK

There is no shortage of training advice for rowers. “Train more”, “Avoid the black hole”, “Train smarter” (whatever that means), “Train like the Danes”, “Avoid junk meters”.  The best research has found that what works best for one rower might not work for another. So what can you do? Plan. Execute. Measure. Adjust. Repeat. Today […]

World rowing, Calvin Tarczy, GB Rowing, RP3, Rowperfect

RP3 takes Calvin Tarczy from Zero to Hero

By Rebecca Caroe

Calvin Tarczy is a junior international who represented Great Britain in the 4- winning gold this summer.  He studies at St Paul’s School in London and is coached by Bobby Thatcher – himself a former international coached by Harry Mahon on the first generation of Rowperfects.  Calvin attributes his success at stepping up to selection […]

Rowing push off dock

Pushing off the dock in rowing – one oar in the gate

By Rebecca Caroe

Stuart Harrison reports Way back in 1994 at the World Masters Titles in Brisbane; there were two Hungarian Lassies rowing a double. They did the standing push off the dock – but different from any other crew I’ve ever seen. The standing push off. One oar in the gate, one oar in the air, one foot […]

Teaching rowing co-ordination

By Rebecca Caroe

One of the hardest things to coach in rowing and sculling is co-ordination. How to move in time with other people in the boat.  This is particularly hard to teach in a wobbly rowing boat where the coach cannot get close up to position the athletes’ bodies. RP3 is the rowing machine that feels like […]