Graham Benton, erg champion on RowingChat

RowingChat welcomes Graham Benton – the self-confessed “Erg Daddy”.  Graham came to rowing via being a champion on the  Concept2 and has multiple UK and World medals and world best times to his credit. We are doing a listener survey – could you take a couple of minutes to tell us what you think about […]

Rowing efficiency case study

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Interesting data was obtained recently: two LW2x performed the standard BioRow® test protocol (RBN 2013/03) side-by-side, so the weather conditions should be the same. Both crews had the same boat build (Filippi with bow-mounted carbon wing-riggers), oars (Croker Super light), very similar boat age (made in 2012 and 2013) and average rowers height and weight […]

Rowing dry bag product range

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Announcing the Rowing Dry Bag designed by rowers.  We loved Rowtex when they created gloves for rowing – then they added the perfect rowers Anorak…. and the team hasn’t been idle over the summer.  They just announced their Dry Bags. New Rowing Dry Bag There are two sizes – one for going in the boat […]

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Coxmate 6W Eight 4 Speaker / Harness System w/ Seat Sensor

As we get back into our boats for winter training having the best rowing electronics speaker system and one that works reliably is pretty important for coxed boats. Most of the popular makes are now modular so you can replace one part and also test the whole harness to find out where a break in […]

The Ultimate guide to teaching the rowing stroke

We published a series of blog posts about the stroke cycle to help you explain why we row like this and how to find out for yourself the most efficient methods of moving your body to drive a boat forward. Summary of the full stroke cycle article series. Stroke Cycle Refresher course summary Grip in […]

Basel Head 100 boats racing 6.4 km

Biggest Head Race in German-speaking countries The 9th Basel Head eights regatta will be held on the River Rhine in Switzerland’s Basel city centre on the 17th November 2018. This race is the largest head race in the German speaking countries for years . More than 130 crews have entered the 2018 event, which is now established as […]

RowingHack: GoPro mount

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My mate Cameron is a dab hand with a hack saw and a spanner.  He made himself a mount for his Go-Pro camera which fixes onto his single scull foot stretcher. It has the additional benefit of using up any old broken, bent back stays which are lying round in the club house!   Rowperfect […]

Why wear a row suit all?

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So your shirt tails don’t get caught in your slides. The sliding seat wheels roll up and down metal grooves (slides) and if you have a long shirt, it risks hanging down lower than the seat top and getting caught. A unisuit (all in one, zoot suit, zootie, row suit are other names) is a […]

Essential Winter Rowing Clothing Guide

Training doesn’t stop just because winter arrives. The winter season is often the best time to build up steady mileage and to get your body prepared for summer. While rowing is always about passion and fun, rowing in the rain, wind and even snow is not the most pleasurable thing to do. The freezing winter […]