Champion Rowers Statues part 5

By Rebecca Caroe

Well not strictly champions… but definitely modelled on muscular athletes – this double scull “flies” over the water. Just need a bit more water in the lake.  Located in Beijing and (I think) made as part of the Beijing Olympic celebrations – the athletes are clearly Chinese…. it’s original!  

Second Hand RP3 for sale in Oxford

By Rebecca Caroe

Chris Booth writes I would like to sell my rowperfect. My rowperfect is a modern RP3 in very good condition and was sold to me from CUBC [who bought it new] 2014. It has a windows interface. My last service was on the 16th of December 2013. My name is Christopher Booth I live in […]

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US Masters Rowing National Championships – Day 2 musings

By Rebecca Caroe

It’s not an expensive flight to Tennessee and the 2017 Masters Nationals but I thought I’d drive it.  My mother was raised in Huntsville, Alabama and most of the annual trip there from Maryland followed the same route I drove the other day, across mountains range that seems more easily traversed than back before I-81 […]

Tennessee cabin, rowing masters,

US Masters Rowing National Championships – Day 1 musings

By Rebecca Caroe

Charles Sweeney reports from the big event….and muses on life, rowing and streams-of-consciousness  I wasn’t supposed to be here, at the Masters Nationals, in Oak Ridge Tennessee, with my crew, the Capital Rowing Club.  Literally the day after last year’s Nationals, in Worcester, Massachusetts, a nagging back problem blew up into a sciatica case that […]

Champion Rowers Statues part 4

By Rebecca Caroe

The Rower in St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada celebrates an un-named athlete and the local regatta venue by Morgan Macdonald. “The Rower” is Morgan’s first public monument, a tribute to the historic and annual regatta which has become a civic celebration every August. What I like about this is that it’s physically accurate but includes a […]

New Masters Rowing advice series

By Rebecca Caroe

We’re very excited to be publishing the Faster Masters products now in individual chapter form.  Having got feedback from our readers, we realise that some people would prefer to buy what they need NOW rather than a full Faster Masters membership programme. And so today we’re releasing each episode from Faster Masters Gold membership individually. […]

Champion Rowers Statues part 3

By Rebecca Caroe

Today we’ll take a look at two more rowers immortalised in bronze.  The first is the Spirit of St Catharines in Ontario, Canada adjacent to the site of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta venue, Martindale Pond. This travel website describes it as Martindale Pond right next to Port Dalhousie is the site of the Royal […]