Tales of Row: A review of Rowing Tales by Tim Koch

Rowing Tales, rowperfect, rowing anthology

This post was originally published on Hear the Boat Sing. 30 October 2017 Tim Koch reveals what his rowing friends are getting for Christmas. The Naked City, a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin, famously concluded with the line ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them’. Nearly 60 years later, […]

The rowing stroke catch – a millisecond

The catch is one of the most important parts of the rowing stroke and it’s over in a fraction of time. It probably takes between 0.3-04 second for the catch to be executed. And during that timeframe, the athlete has to steady themselves into the front, have the blade square, turn their core on, put […]

Masters 1k racing training programme

1K Racing: A 3-month training programme for athletes preparing to race 1000-metre events

We know winter isn’t over yet – but many masters rowers will be starting to look forward to summer 1k racing.  The Masters National championships and of course the FISA Masters regatta in Sarasota, FL, USA during September 2018. Today we have published our first ever training programme ebook 1K Racing – a 3 month training […]

RowingChat with Ron Batt & Matt Lehrer

  Listen live on Wednesday 21st February 2018 at 8 pm UK time by clicking the YouTube video link. Ron Batt Ron has been involved in rowing for 25 years after trying the sport through a council funded learn to row program. He has been an athlete and a coach including running rowing clubs, working […]

A Passion to Share Rowing Tales

University of Cape Town, Rowing University crews,

Rowing Tales (2017), an anthology assembled by Rebecca Caroe, brings together a collection of authors with a passion to share: the rowing experience. These stories express the sport of rowing from all angles ⎯ from people who couldn’t be more different from each other, who learn from each other, and from the varying emotions elicited […]

Join us in Portugal for a Rowing Camp

London rowing, Olympic Medal Ceremony

The Avizaqcua Team Center has been responsible for organizing training camps in Avis, Portugal since 2005. Our goal is that high-performance athletes enjoy each day spent at the center and are able to get the most out of the superb water conditions available. We have worked with Great Britain Rowing, Norway, and Denmark to name […]

Why I created Rowers Rub

In the classic tradition Rowers Rub came about when, as a rower, I couldn’t find an effective answer to the chafing and sores caused by hard training and endurance events. I wanted something that was both natural and environmentally friendly but would also continue to work over long or intense sessions. Rowing traditional fixed seat […]

How to predict your crew’s 2k score (in 20 seconds)

2k erg, rowing test, ergo score

I’m not a great believer in predictions, especially when it comes to human effort. There’s too many variables that come into play. Yet, I sincerely believe in “edu-guessing” (making educated guesses) that get close to reality. That holds true when trying to a predict a team’s 2k erg scores. How to predict a team’s 2k […]