Category Archives: Umpires

FISA racing lane rule change

World Rowing Athletes Commission on Facebook

The rules of rowing racing can seem fixed to many competitors in domestic competition but at the international level they get discussed with opportunities for change put forward by the athletes.  We spotted this update from the FISA Athletes Commission group – these are volunteers who jointly represent the athlete body to the World Rowing […]

Original and novel regatta prize ideas

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There’s a great discussion growing on the Masters Rowing International Facebook page.  It’s all about what prizes should be awarded at regattas and who was delighted or bored with the current offerings. Please join the group and invite your friends.  Do we need more fun prizes at regattas? The thread started with this Something more […]

Rowperfect needs rowing coaches

Today we are starting our search for rowing coaches, club administrators, coxswains and athletes who want to give back, to share their expertise with others in the sport. We plan to add your services to our shop where anyone who wants to buy some advice, support, coaching, a training plan or just plain encouragement, can […]

Rowing Umpires – you really piss me off!

Umpires are fabulous, amazing people who run our events but there are some things they do which would be so easy to improve – WHY don’t they realise? Nobody likes a regatta that runs slow or behind time and everyone realises that it takes time to learn skills like how to back onto a start […]

What do the Olympic Results mean for British Rowing?

When we met Dr Frank Dick OBE – former performance director of British Athletics and he told us that it’s never too early to start your post-season debrief and analysis. So here goes: The highs and lows for British Rowing More Olympic rowing medals than any other country First British heavyweight womens medals First British […]

Quirky Rowing Websites –

‘Quirky rowing websites’ is an occasional series at Rowperfect, published as quirky sites wander onto our screens.  This one introduces Doug Rathburn of Oar Spotter.  His love of rowing and drawing have perfectly coalesced in this website, where he keeps the rowing world up-to-date with team oar colours and designs. Doug, what gave you the […]

FISA regatta management adapts to uncertain weather

Foul weather is a fact of regatta organisers’ life.  They dread waking up on the morning of the big gig to a howling gale and the possibility of refunding entry monies and cancellations (Pity the Boston Marathon organisers). FISA isn’t above such matters either.  They have worked hard to create alternative ‘fair’ forms of racing […]