Rough(ish) water on the Tideway Image Credit: WestLondonSport

Tideway Head of the River Cancelled – Discuss

By Rebecca Caroe

You’re the HORR committee, stung by the fallout from having to abandon mid-race in 2007 and 2013.  You decide to cancel the race early in 2017, to save people from travelling.  This makes 4 no-races in the past 13 years.  Clearly a Plan B is called for.  What do you suggest…. I was privy to a […]

Is there an iPhone Watch app for rowing?

By Rebecca Caroe

Can someone tell me clearly ( because I am relatively ignorant) if there is a rowing/paddling app that a coach can use to determine stroke rate for a team ( this is for dragon boating not rowing) that is compatible with the Apple Watch?  Thanks! The iPhone Watch and rowing / paddling apps There’s one […]

Aligning power in a masters quad scull

By Rebecca Caroe

We have just formed a mixed quad crew and want some advice on how to align our power and get the crew going well together. Roly Beevor has written this advice Roly: The first thing to say is that a new crew will feel strange.  This can be very disorienting, especially for an athlete who has […]

World Masters Games injured athletes – replacements needed

By Rebecca Caroe

We are hearing of a few injuries and crews needing last minute substitutes Aussies needing subs Can you share this around and help the guys find replacements? A number of Masters rowers from Perth, Western Australia have registered for the World Masters Games. Sadly, due to illness in the family, one of the men has […]

Aligning power in a mixed masters quad

By Rebecca Caroe

We have just formed a mixed quad crew and want some advice on how to align our power and get the crew going well together. Roland Beevor wrote to us after reading the original article. I think this issue is a good issue to explore, it addresses a big unexplored requirement: how do you bring people, […]

Join RowingChat with Masters Rowing Specialist, Marlene Royle

RowingChat Faster Masters transitioning out of winter

By Rebecca Caroe

Marlene Royle is a welcome return guest on RowingChat today with a talk focused on how to transition out of winter training and back onto the water for the summer. Timestamps for Marlene Royle RowingChat 01:00 Introductions and personal background in rowing 05:00 Transitioning off the erg.  Ergometer training is a linear world. Water rowing is […]

RowingChat is 4 years old

By Rebecca Caroe

Tomorrow – 20th March 2017, is the fourth anniversary of the very first RowingChat interview. Carlos Dinares – you kicked off the whole Rowing Podcast phenomenon.  We Thank You! In this interview Carlos explains how he discovered the Rowperfect RP3 as an aide to teaching excellent technique and fast boats. Carlos develops athletes for the US […]

Help I am moving my steering toe too much

By Rebecca Caroe

I am the steersman for my crew.  And I find that I am moving my toe steering too much. I have a really bad habit of getting a good point originally, but then moving my feet without noticing and going towards port. I’ve asked about locking the toe steering but my coach isn’t a fan. […]