Rebecca Caroe

  • The Rower in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada celebrates an un-named athlete and the local regatta venue by Morgan Macdonald.
    “The Rower” is Morgan’s first public monument, a tribute to the historic and annual […]

  • We’re very excited to be publishing the Faster Masters products now in individual chapter form.  Having got feedback from our readers, we realise that some people would prefer to buy what they need NOW rather […]

  • Ching – have you checked out the Faster Masters programme? It includes specific advice for racing 1000m. https://www.rowperfect.co.uk/faster-masters/

  • World Rowing Masters regatta is coming up, and I guess most of what can be done of preparation is done by now. However I cannot help but thinking about the start, and how to improve it. If not for anything else, […]

  • Today we’ll take a look at two more rowers immortalised in bronze.  The first is the Spirit of St Catharines in Ontario, Canada adjacent to the site of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta venue, Martindale […]

  • A question from the Masters Rowing International group
    Old running shoes seemed to be ok for moving along a wet dock until last week when they were not any more and I got a very up-close look at what is in the […]

  • We’ve found several statues with a rowing theme around the world and so as a little side project this summer, here’s one of them in the US city of Philadelphia.
    John B Kelly 
    With Boathouse Row and miles of […]

  • Sander Roosendaal writes on the Masters Rowing International Group:
    Would anyone be interested in meeting up at Bled WRMR and learn about using data to row faster?

    If enough people were interested, I could […]

    • Absolutely, great idea. My rowing partner and I use a couple smartphone apps at the moment but would like to make best use of them and understand better the meaning of all the possible metrics and how to use the data to make improvements in the boat. Thanks.

  • Casper Rekers designed and built the original Rowperfect (now renamed RP3) from 1987 to his death in 2010.  He presented a

    series of papers to Rowing Coaching conferences and we think his material is great […]

  • We apologise for the unavailability of rowing gloves for the past couple of weeks in our shop.

    Software issues and boring excuses…. now over.  They’re back and you can order at will.

    Please remember […]

  • There aren’t many statues of famous rowers and so today I thought we’d start a series of blog posts of all the ones we are aware of.  Do you know any we’ve missed?
    Redgrave and Pinsent in Henley on Thames, […]

  • Thanks very much for your appreciation. Nice summary of the effectiveness of cox to crew communications!

  • Adrian Ellison won Olympic Gold in 1984 at Los Angeles with the British Mens coxed four crew including Sir Steve Redgrave, Martin Cross, Richard Budgett and Andy Holmes.  He continues to cox and coach and gives […]

    • Thanks very much for your appreciation. Nice summary of the effectiveness of cox to crew communications!

  • The zip from the bow section of my 3 and a half year old rowing boat bag has broken and I’d like to know if there is any fix you recommend.  The slider knits the first 4 or 5 cm. from the bowball and then fails to […]

    • Google zipper repair, replacement zipper slides (or words to that effect). Plenty of info and products.

  • Graham
    The simplest way to adapt and adjust your personal force curve is to start with an indoor rowing machine.

    Of course, I am going to suggest the RP3 because its force curve displays in real time and the athlete gets the best chance to understand what their body did which produced THAT force curve.
    To see a force curve – the options are…[Read more]

  • Thanks for the endorsement, Tim. Glad that osteopaths have “sorted” you out too.

  • Space Saver are leaders in rowing boat racking.  Their sliding arm boat rack is a simple design which slides from 1,500 mm long out 2,100 mm. The boat then slides out towards the athletes ensuring the riggers […]

  • Denmark’s Sverri Nielsen the single sculler uses the ProW Seat Pad while racing at Luzern World Cup.  You can see the pink

    pad taped to his scull seat top.

    What you can’t see are the wedges inserted […]

    • Tim replied 1 month ago

      This seat really works – I have used one for over a year. Initially they feel uncomfortable but they I find that I can row longer without any pain compared to rocking backwards and forwards on a hard carbon seat.
      I also agree with the comment about using osteopaths to loosen off your back, etc first. I have benefited from this twice in the past 3 years. It’s amazing how fast they can solve problems that really seemed debilitating.

  • Nick – thanks for this. Since they were both rowing in the rowing tank at the London Docks I guess they were using the same seat and instrumented oarlocks. My suspicion is that it’s more inexperience likely than rig! Rebecca

  • Although often thought of as a “pulling” sport, in fact, rowing is much more dependent on the “pushing” forces of a rower’s legs. To demonstrate this, SAS, the Official Analytics Partner of British Rowing,   […]

    • Nick – thanks for this. Since they were both rowing in the rowing tank at the London Docks I guess they were using the same seat and instrumented oarlocks. My suspicion is that it’s more inexperience likely than rig! Rebecca

    • Hi Rebecca,

      Fascinating stuff and Helen’s angles and power curves are so consistent.
      I have a C2 so can get one dimensional power curves to some extent but not sculling differentials of power/angles for bow/stroke-side. I’m a long time (G) bowside sweep rower and late to sculling. I think I am finding my right leg is dominant (common apparently) and seems to make getting a stable start demanding and troublesome (assuming the rest of my technique is perfect!!??)

      Is this Docklands tank setup/service permanent and open to the rowing public to get the same analysis.
      I’d be interested – a useful investment (if it’s not bankrupting!!)

      If not, any other options, e.g. Dr Kleshnev, BioRower?

      Many thanks,
      Graham

      • Graham
        The simplest way to adapt and adjust your personal force curve is to start with an indoor rowing machine.

        Of course, I am going to suggest the RP3 because its force curve displays in real time and the athlete gets the best chance to understand what their body did which produced THAT force curve.
        To see a force curve – the options are limited to numeric displays on the water and most offer off-water force curve graphs.

        The instrumented oarlock NK EmPower. It’s numeric not graphic. You cannot SEE your force curve like you can on a rowing machine.
        The instrumented boat by BioRow (Dr. Valery Kleshnev) has the BioRowTel system which you can buy and use as an instrumented boat set-up.
        Peach Innovations is another instrumented boat data logger driven from an instrumented oarlock with data analysis.
        And then you can have GPS boat speed monitors – MiniMax, Coxmate GPS and NK GPS.
        Rowing in Motion has a boat speed app which you can use on the water that shows an acceleration curve live on a phone screen. This is not a force curve, but has similarities. It uses the phone’s accelerometer and GPS to calculate the data.

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