Category Archives: Umpires

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 […]

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 – Oarspotter.com

‘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 […]