Does a rowing holiday sound like your idea of heaven?

What is Tour Rowing? Love to row?  Love to travel?  Love a rowing holiday? Why not combine both?  Tour Rowing is offered by many organisations. Opportunities to scull and sweep in spectacular locations – Germany, Ireland, England, Norway, Italy,Switzerland, California, Quebec amongst many others.  How does it work, exactly? All tour operators offer a full […]

5 Exercises to Make You a Better Rower, Part 1

It is my philosophy that the weight-room is for building strength and health, not for high-rep light-weight “endurance” circuits or overly specific sports training. I recommend that rowers stick to the water, the erg, or the bicycle to develop endurance that will actually carry over to rowing, and leave the 20+ rep circuits out of […]

Low intensity training sessions for high performance rowers

A few days ago our Face Book group generated this Question. 19 year old Imogen is asking for more information about UT2 training. And there is no better coach than Marlene Royle to answer this. Here is what she says. In a very personal way. Why low intensity training sessions are a must for your high performance […]

Can’t get enough – 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 […]

Your best rowing gloves for upcoming races!

While the mark of rough, calloused hands with blisters may be the telltale sign of a serious rower, it can also be the most painful thing standing in the way of you and victory for your team. Rowing in sync is vital for every team member, and if you’re not in time due to painful […]

University Rowing – Free Regatta Trip to China

We know it from the UK, from the USA and from New Zealand, Universtiy rowing is a great way of competing. “The sight of foreign university crews on Chinese waters is becoming a regular feature as the sport takes hold on campuses across the nation.With more than 15 universities nestled along the shores of the […]

How to use pitch gauges to measure boat rigging

Over the next days we publish articles on the two pitch gauges we sell. Today, we show you how to use the Casper Rekers designed pitch gauge for sweep and sculling riggers. How to measure for fore/aft pitch on an oarlock Open the two triangles until they intersect over the 0 (zero) degrees mark Hold […]

Feet out: rowing strapped in or strapless on your Erg?

Strapped in or strapless? Read about an interesting experience of Howard Aiken who explains the benefits of a strapless foot stretcher while beein on your erg. According Aikens view  which he expressed here, the foot-straps on every ergo meter are there for the athlete’s safety and any coach who feels that he or she would be […]