Rowing Long Read: Harold Backer – fugitive rower

By Rebecca Caroe

Kip McDaniel shares his latest journalism cover story from CIO Magazine: The tragic rise and fall of Harold Backer, a former national team rower, Princeton grad, and teacher at Brentwood College School who for years was hiding a ponzi scheme from his closest friends and family. The article opens On a Tuesday morning last November, Harold […]

Girl On The River blog’s Christmas Gift Guide

By Rebecca Caroe

Thanks to Patricia Carswell for her annual summary of all the things you may want to give or receive at Christmas for your rowing passion. Christmas Gift Guide for Women Rowers Christmas Gift Guide for Coxes Christmas Gift Guide for Junior Rowers Christmas Gift Guide for Male Rowers – includes our ‘Gentleman and a Sculler mug‘

Using Coxmate GPS for SUP

By Rebecca Caroe

Hi Rowperfect, I’m interested in the Coxmate GPS for SUP races…. does the Coxmate GPS display speed also in kmh? Can you also supply the heartrate cheststrap and at what price? Thanks in advance! BR James Yes kmh is a display option, and meters, 500m splits and miles…. so you have lots of choice. The […]

Gloves for rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Diehards won’t use gloves – but anyone who has suffered the agony of deep blisters will appreciate these rowing gloves. Designed with rowing in mind the elasticated fingers allow knuckle bend and the textured palm is for your feathering hand. Take a detailed look at the full range.

Canada Rowing goes long on socks

By Rebecca Caroe

From now until the start of the 2015 World Rowing Championships on August 30, purchase a Canada Compression Sock*, enter a special promo code and receive a 10% discount on your entire 2XU online purchase!  All from the Canadian 2XU site. Here’s the code and how to redeem. These are surely the most stylish rowing socks […]

Calling Women Athletes retiring from sport

By Rebecca Caroe

Ernst and Young (EY) runs the Women Athletes Business Network – each year they take on a small group of athletes retiring from competitive sport and give them mentors to help transition into work. This year’s intake applications deadline is 2 August Looking to reach your leadership potential after sport? Don’t miss the opportunity to […]

Rigging individually

By Rebecca Caroe

Hi, have seen the presentation on rigging on Slideshare and there is a spreadsheet to download too but can’t find it, Can you help? The presentation is by Stephen Aitken and he’s kindly re-supplied the spreadsheet of Angle changes due to span and inboard. Rowing Rigging practical: Angle changes due to span & inboard from […]

Can I buy a rowing bicycle?

By Rebecca Caroe

Are erg rowers comical or a serious cross training aide? A reader from Canada asks Are rowing bikes sold in Canada? We wrote a summary of rowing bikes for sale on our blog a while back.  We haven’t spotted any new models coming onto the market. You can search the Rowperfect website and blog any time using the […]