Category Archives: World Rowing Championships

World Rowing Coastal Championship 2019

http://www.worldrowing.com/events/2019-world-rowing-coastal-championships/ This is not just a sport, it is a world-wide movement to help people become more active and have fun! November 2019 saw 500 coastal rowers from across the world converge on Hong Kong to battle for medals and world rankings. The culmination of a year of training and the chance to see how […]

A new Rowing Tales book is coming

Rowing Tales, Volume one and volume 2, rowing stories

Early warning…. November 11th will be the date when we release the 2019 edition of Rowing Tales. Edited by Rebecca Caroe it’s become a fixture on our annual calendar.  She collects these stories from her Rowing Chat Podcast guests and the Rowperfect Masters Rowing International Facebook group as well as talking to people she meets. […]

Sad News from the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz

Yesterday, when we were working on our projects at the WRCHAMPS in Linz, we noticed increased activities at the regatta course. This is what World Rowing is commenting in their press release: “World Rowing is deeply saddened to report the passing of 33-year-old Belarus para-rower Dzmitry Ryshkevich who died yesterday, Wednesday, 21 August 2019. This […]

World Rowing Championships regatta

The World Rowing Championships regatta is the biggest FISA event and the most important of the season for us rowers. It is held at the end of the season.  The regatta is held over eight days using a progression system from heats through to finals and ensuring that there is sufficient rest time between boat […]

2019 World Rowing Cup III – Great Britain Mens`s Eight beats Germany!

What a race! The World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam For the second time within a month, the unbeatable German Men`s Eight, Winner of Olympic Gold and not beaten since 2017, lost its Gold Medal Spot to the Team of Great Britain in Rotterdam.  The 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, the Netherlands gave the […]

Rowing stroke rates rise at the Worlds

biorow, biomechanics rowing, Valery Kleshnev

The first World Championship of the new Olympic cycle 2017 was in Sarasota, USA. Moderate weather conditions allowed results close to the long-term trend (Fig.1): the average speed of the winning crews was 13th fastest over the past 25 years. The general trend shows a slow growth of the winners’ speed at 0.37% per year. […]

Poor quality TV coverage at World Champs

World Rowing TV coverage

Did anyone else notice the really bad quality TV shots at the World Rowing Championships from Plovdiv, Bulgaria last weekend? Here’s an example from me watching on my laptop.  The speed data graphic overlay is obscuring the bow balls so in this close race, you can’t see who is in front. #frustrating This wasn’t the […]

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 […]

Sliding Rigger story by Volker Nolte

Volker Nolte, rowing author and expert coach

Volker Nolte met me at the World Masters Games a year ago and told me this tale about how he was involved in the development of the (now banned) sliding rigger single scull.  Here it is reproduced in full from the Rowing Tales book.  Buy yours on Amazon, Kindle or from the Rowperfect store.  At […]

Coastal Worlds in Canada – you coming?

The next World Coastal Championships in Victoria CANADA Event information has been released. The lovely folks at Euro Diffusion boatbuilders in France announce… It is with great pride that we announce that EURO DIFFUSION’S has been nominated to provide the equipment for the next World Championships in Victoria, British Columbia (CANADA) More than 48 boats will be […]