How to Prevent Varicose Veins in Rowing

Varicose veins are a problem which is getting more and more attention in recent years. These thick bulbous varicose veins or thin purple spider veins are generally treated as a cosmetic issue, although should pain or discomfort arise varicose veins become known as a medical condition. Either way, you can have your varicose veins removed […]

Sculling with long finger nails – ladies only!

Look at this picture. Who says, she has a problem at sculling with long finger nails? Sculling with long finger nails What’s your experience? Do you scratch the back of your hands or knuckles on your right hand? We have a lot of international athletes rowing with long finger nails. Have a look at Maria […]

Shopping List Winter Rowing Clothes

Great8, rowing 8, HOCR,

There’s a good Rowing Reddit community and this question was posted recently – What clothes to wear in winter? I need to look into rowing kit for when I go out onto the river. As I’ve just joined I use my gym top and shorts but that just won’t do in the winter when it […]

Saltstraumen: Rowing against the world´s strongest current

Last week we spoke about rowing in currents in one of our weekly blogs. Saltstraumen: Rowing against the current “Deep in the heart of northern Norway lies a beast that comes alive at six-hour intervals with each tidal change. But this beast is so fierce, and so wild, that it can easily terrify anyone — […]

World Rowing Coastal Championship 2019

http://www.worldrowing.com/events/2019-world-rowing-coastal-championships/ This is not just a sport, it is a world-wide movement to help people become more active and have fun! November 2019 saw 500 coastal rowers from across the world converge on Hong Kong to battle for medals and world rankings. The culmination of a year of training and the chance to see how […]

Interconti Masters at Baselhead in Switzerland

Hello, we are a group of Australian rowers. Is there a chance to participate at the Baselhead?. We need a boat and 5 more rowers. We really would appreciate if you could help. This is sooo easy. Every organizer knows this: Getting a crew together a couple of days before the race is not so […]

Selecting a new rowing boat

Boat Building for Rowing Filippi

I have been privy to a Facebook chat where the initiator asks this question “Rowers, got any views on buying and selecting a new rowing boat. Budget is key and interested on views. Think SWIFT, Wintech v Janousek=Stämpfli.” While not keen to start a public discussion on the benefits of any one boat maker compared […]

Jeannine Gmelin – Change to the Extreme

The 2019 MIRABAUD Baselhead has two entries where we find the Creme de la Creme of European rowers. 16  athletes, 8 women and 8 men are rowing in a composite team called EuropeanEight – single scullers are changing the oars and go rowing. Jeannine Gmelin, Crew captain of the women’s eight told the organizers what […]