Company History

Rowperfect UK Limited was founded in 1991 by Harry Mahon the legendary NZ rowing coach and Tony Brook World Gold medallist to import Rowperfect rowing simulators into the UK for the first time in 1998.  Harry was coaching the GB 8 in preparation for the Sydney Olympic Games at the time and he was quickly convinced that the Rowperfect would help him achieve the best possible results from the crew.  They were not the strongest athletes in the GB squad as the 4- and 2- were ahead on the selection rankings.  But he thought that if they rowed with technical excellence and a common power application and force curves, he could overcome their strength shortcomings and create a fast crew of skilled boat-movers.  They won a Gold Medal.

In 2001 Grant Craies joined Tony and started to use Rowperfect with his crews at Tideway Scullers School .  Later, Rebecca Caroe also joined and Tony left the business.  Since then the range of products has expanded—to e-books and DVDs, rating watches, coaching advice, rowing gloves, Coxmate coxing equipment—and the Rowperfect website is gaining a reputation as a place for coaches to find educational resources and new ideas to help them build their own skills.

In 2016 Paul Doleman joined the company as Manager—he’s the friendly voice behind the emails and the phone!  Paul is a proud rowing Dad with three children rowing at Derwent Rowing Club and has started his own journey in a single scull too.

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COMMENTS (23)

  1. Peter Benson

    I know that I have only obtained freebies – so far ?
    One of them was the Cox Log and have had difficulty downloading it. I ordered it 1314 together with the E-Book and had no problem with the book. But when nothing, ordered it seperately and still the same result.
    Obviously not using the right finger?????

  2. Nick

    I know that I have only obtained freebies – so far ?
    One of them was the Cox Log and have had difficulty downloading it. I ordered it 1314 together with the E-Book and had no problem with the book. But when nothing, ordered it seperately and still the same result.
    Obviously not using the right finger?????

    +1

  3. Deborah Carbonaro

    Forest School is trying to make contact with Tony Brook, former D & T teacher and master in charge of rowing. The school is involved with the Olympics this summer and is trying to contact all former pupils and staff who were involved with rowing. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Tony, please would you pass on this message and ask him to contact us.
    Forest School
    E17 3PY
    020 8509 6510

  4. Nick Garratt

    hi Rebecca, does the RP3 monitor have the facility to Bluetooth the screen data to a larger monitor- eg a big screen TV?

    thanks
    Nick Garratt
    Head Coach
    Mosman Rowing Club

    • Rebecca Caroe

      Nick as far as I know if the monitor has bluetooth (it’s an android tablet) then you should be able to connect it up.
      Since ANY tablet should work with the RP3, theoretically this is possible.

      However, and I cross my fingers when saying this, we have bought one tablet which uses a version of Android which is not compatible with the RP3Rowing app and the developers know about this but don’t plan on fixing it.

      I haven’t actually tried doing this myself. But you should be able to run a test with any android tablet and your big screen with or without the RP3Rowing app.

      Please let us know how you get on.

  5. Thomas

    I tried ordering copies of various free ebooks but keep getting the message “Request failed due OAuth error: signature_method_rejected | No certificates have been registered for the consumer”. How can I get the ebooks?

  6. Anne burke

    Hello Rebecca. I was recently at the Australian Masters Rowing Titles and members of our club are keen to attend the World Masters event next April in New Zealand. We would appreciate some guidance with boat hire and accommodation. I missed the email address so hope this mode of contact is suitable.

  7. Jaime

    Hi, I ordered 2 sets of gloves and the order has been completed on my account but i have still not received the items. Could you let me know when I am likely to receive them please? Many thanks.

  8. owen silke

    Hi Paul, I am trying to contact you for the last few weeks but I am unable to get through to your phone. I would like to order some racking but need some advice.
    Can you get back to me please

  9. Dori

    Hello Looking for information on the mechanical dragon boat stacker. Are there any available in Canada or any that you can suggest as an alternative? Can they be stored outside ? what are dimensions and cost. Thank you for your help.

  10. Ian Watson

    Hi Rebecca

    Hope your well.

    Can you tell me how i would go about purchasing the latest RP3 Machine. We are currently mid install for an indoor rowing tank and wish to add this as a tool to teaching the next few steps of boat movement after the tank.The tank will be a commercial project and hired to all comers, so i hope to make a bit of money to havea few more RP3 machines in the very near future.

    I can either pay by card or an invoice can be generated and i will see it paid by the college office at Downing.

    Are there new copies of software if we want to put it up on a larger screen.

    Warmest Regards
    Ian x

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