Should we give medals to rowing coaches?

Medals for Coaches?

By Rebecca Caroe

Should we give medals to coaches as well as athletes? Rachel Hooper gives her view (first published here) This summer saw coaches at the athletics world championships being awarded medals alongside their athletes for the first time. It’s certainly a nice gesture to recognise their efforts but at elite level, but it also  takes a […]

World rowing, Calvin Tarczy, GB Rowing, RP3, Rowperfect

RP3 takes Calvin Tarczy from Zero to Hero

By Rebecca Caroe

Calvin Tarczy is a junior international who represented Great Britain in the 4- winning gold this summer.  He studies at St Paul’s School in London and is coached by Bobby Thatcher – himself a former international coached by Harry Mahon on the first generation of Rowperfects.  Calvin attributes his success at stepping up to selection […]

Lightweight Men's Quadruple Sculls,

Future for Rowing Lightweights at the Olympics

By Rebecca Caroe

Paul Hart writes Given the planned limitations at the next Olympics( a single men’s and women’s lightweight event), is there any hope for the future of lightweight rowing? That’s a hard one… We read the interview that Mike Rowbotham did on the Inside the Games website with JC Rolland “Bleak Future for Lightweights beyond Tokyo” […]

Rowing at Tokyo 2020 – FISA update

By Rebecca Caroe

Fatsculler reports FISA announced the final two proposals for changes to the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020. The delegates at the Extraordinary Congress in February 2017 will have to decide between two options: Replace the LM4- with the W4- This is the proposal from the FISA Council Replace the M4- with the LW4- This is […]

Rowing Canada Hall of Fame launches

By Rebecca Caroe

Acknowledging the masters of our sport is an important way of not letting history die.  Today Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is proud to announce today the establishment of the Canadian Rowing Hall of Fame (CRHF) as well as the inaugural class of inductees. In Canada, the sport of rowing has a long and storied history […]