European Rowing Championships in Lucerne

Are you ready for the 2019 ERCH in Lucerne? Lucerne was honored to stage the 2019 European Rowing Championship from May 31 – June 2, 2019. According President Andreas Bucher the reparation is well under way. They expect a great venue and make sure all visitors will have an unforgettable time  in Lucerne. “The beautiful town […]

Can I train your mental strength?

Imagine that there is a muscle that is called “Mental Strength”. Could you train it? (Photo Credit: wikimedia Comments) Rowperfect has tried to research this and believes: Yes, we can train our mental strength. When we go through the world of elite sports and watch the big athletes, Jeannine Gmelin, Madalena Lobnig, Oliver Zeidler and […]

How to improve bad Rowing Technique

Great Rowing: Robert Manson. Photo Credit: WorldRowing One of our followers (let’s call him  Andrew) and guest has experienced something new to him. He is new in our sport and has been sculling since 10 month. He did a lot of slo-mo investigation at Elite rowers. I’ve been sculling in the single for 10 months […]

The best gloves for water sports – rowing gloves

Gloves are a hotly discussed theme while you’re on the water. Should I wear gloves while rowing, kayaking or while on the SUP? If you ask fitness athletes so there is a broad consensus for gloves. Top athletes and many racing athletes tend to reject gloves for water sports enthusiasts. But what are the best […]

How to find a rowing talent?

Many clubs, many countries and national rowing organisations use talent identification programmes to look for the best athletes. Some try to recruit talents from school, some do extensive marketing to find great rowers. That feeling of rowing talent World Rowing placed a post (Full article) some time ago about a Canadian study to identify talents and […]

Red Sea – Coastal Rowing in Eqypt

Some say, rowing is as old as humanity. Many findings in different cultural areas were proving, that rowing was an important activity next to plowing and hunting in Eqypt. In ancient Egypt, water transportation with a boat and the help of an oar had a particular function:  It was a vital necessity for trade and […]

Rowing Coach in Switzerland

Hi Coaches, this is a great opportunity for you. Would you like to be a Rowing Coach in Switzerland? Working in Zürich, in one of the most prestigious rowing clubs in Switzerland? We have received this Job Offer and are happy to pass this information to our audience. Here is your new job. “The BELVOIR […]

Who is the “boss” in the rowing boat?

The coxswain is the boss Wikipedia : The coxswain is the person in charge of a boat, particularly its navigation and steering. (Photo Credit: Hägar, the horrible). I found an older interview that Günter Klein had with Peter Thiede some years ago. Peter was the cox of the Germany’s Eight before Martin Sauer.  The interview can […]

Can’t get our Pair (2-) to run – Coordination and Boat Movement in your Pair

Why can’t we get our pair to run? The pair is considered one of the most difficult boat type in rowing.. This type of boat creates high demands on coordination and boat movement. Why is it so difficult to row a pair? Many sports scientists have been involved in this topic over the last 20 […]

When is the best age for kids to start rowing?

We have received a question in our social media some time ago. A concerned parent was wondering: When is the best age for kids to start rowing in a club? Can they even participate at a regatta? Many parents do not consider rowing as the first choice sport for their children. They are not aware […]