Category Archives: Touring and Camps

Hey Coach “Am I dehydrated?”

Rowing in the heat: If you are rowing a lot  and do your sessions seriously, you have to balance the fluid loss. If this balance does not take place, it may be that your body shows symptoms of dehydration. On hot summer days, we recommend that athletes and coaches are constantly checking the water consumption […]

Coastal Rowing: 5 Reasons to Row in Egypt

The announcement of our Red Sea Coastal Rowing Challenge in Egypt has really created a broad interest. We have received many questions from the “Fixed seat” community.  This is what our 50 year old customer wanted to know: Hi Rowperfect I row and compete in a few of the SCRA regattas each year. …we’ve been […]

Red Sea Coastal Rowing challenge.

We have mentioned it on this forum a few weeks ago: The Red Sea Coastal Rowing challenge. There was some great interest in this tour and we would like to give you more insight information: The Red Sea Costal Rowing challenge has two possibilities: The first possibility is a 5 day rowing journey which is […]

The best gloves for water sports – rowing gloves

Gloves are a hotly discussed theme while you’re on the water. Should I wear gloves while rowing, kayaking or while on the SUP? If you ask fitness athletes so there is a broad consensus for gloves. Top athletes and many racing athletes tend to reject gloves for water sports enthusiasts. But what are the best […]

Red Sea – Coastal Rowing in Eqypt

Some say, rowing is as old as humanity. Many findings in different cultural areas were proving, that rowing was an important activity next to plowing and hunting in Eqypt. In ancient Egypt, water transportation with a boat and the help of an oar had a particular function:  It was a vital necessity for trade and […]

Blister pain, and how I learned to love Rowtex hand cream

Rowperfect is always happy to receive feedback to our activities. Read below how Gareth feels about using hand cream as a rower. Rowers hands are, like runner’s feet, are subject to a great deal of punishment. Crying to your coaches or fellow rowers will bring you little or no sympathy, with the prevailing attitude of […]

Effects of altitude training in athletes

What are the effects of high altitude training on athletes? We all know that the top teams always go back to the mountains to row there. But what are the benefits of altitude training for athletes? Is altitude training really a source of performance improvement or just a fashion trend? Whether long-distance runners, rowers or […]

How to carry my rowing shell

Spine Sparing Boat Carrying In this guest post Joe DeLeo, CSCS and Dr. Stuart McGill, PhD review some important environmental factors about rowing. Read their blog here:  “Earlier this year, I attended the FISA World Masters Regatta in Sarasota, Florida. During that weekend, I had the opportunity to catch up with Dr. Stuart McGill, who […]

Does a rowing holiday sound like your idea of heaven?

What is Tour Rowing? Love to row?  Love to travel?  Love a rowing holiday? Why not combine both?  Tour Rowing is offered by many organisations. Opportunities to scull and sweep in spectacular locations – Germany, Ireland, England, Norway, Italy,Switzerland, California, Quebec amongst many others.  How does it work, exactly? All tour operators offer a full […]

Coastal Rowing in the Bay of Arcachon

Have you thought about a Coastal Rowing Trip lately? We have posted about Coastal Rowing a few times and received very positive feedback. Coastal and offshore rowing is a type of rowing, performed at sea. Due to the harsher conditions encountered, the boats are wider and more robust than those used on rivers and lakes. In North America, […]