Eating Breakfast for Rowers

Eating Breakfast a critical component for rowers We are not rowing presently. Still good nutrition intake is important. Some time ago, J. Castle has written about this here. Read again. Roll out of bed and eat breakfast? Yeah, right. Some rowers cringe at the idea of eating breakfast. Especially if they’re heading out for early […]

Oars, they are springs – not sticks

Howard Aiken has written a few times for us. Here is his technical and interesting post from a while ago. Most club rowers, quite rightly, will work with whatever equipment they are given, so we sometimes miss the subtleties of design in that equipment.  Take a modern sweep-oar for example. It is actually a highly-engineered […]

My rowing club is closed

Tim, a facebook follower of our Masters rowing international Group asks: Our Club management has closed the rowing club. We are not allowed to enter the club or the boats until April 30th. Why can’t I use my single sculler for rowing? Dear Tim, we know it is very sad. Many rowing clubs throughout the […]

Coronavirus and Rowing: How our sport is affected

Coronavirus and Rowing: How the corona virus affects us rowers Almost daily we receive new information about the corona virus and how our sport is effected by COVID-19 “The worldwide outbreak of coronavirus had led to the death of more than 8.000 people and in a bid to contain its spread, sporting events around the […]

Coaching Crew – Seven Bricks of Wisdom

A guest post by Bob Greatorex: I can add little to the extensive literature available on training techniques so will address areas less often discussed. Often analogies are useful and I advise crews to break challenges down into component parts.  I call it the ‘Brick Wall Analogy’.  Lay one brick at a time.  If each […]

A few tips from some of the best rowers

Some of the best rowers will soon gather. We’re just a few month before the Tokyo Olympics, which will be a thrilling spectacle for rowing enthusiasts. Rowing is a sport that a lot of people take on in their personal lives, either for exercise or for the sake of competition. But as a spectator sport […]

Coaching your coxswain – yes, you CAN

Bad coxing starts with poor coaching.  Improved coxing comes from an understanding of the best way to instruct.  Few coaches have been coxswains and so take a quick educational guide from a Coxswain, Chelsea Dommert, who found that she was frustrated by the un-clear instructions she got from her coach.  So she wrote the book […]

World’s Oldest Solo Atlantic Rower

Pensioner Attempts to Become World’s Oldest Solo Atlantic Rower in Aid of Help for Heroes Graham Walters, 72, from Leicestershire has set off from Gran Canaria to begin his bid to secure the Guinness Word Record as the oldest person to row solo across the Atlantic. The record is currently held by Gerard Marie of […]