Rowing History: Colani Eight at the Olympic games 1972

Munich, Olympic games 1972. The German Rowing Association -DRV- was going to present the super 8+. Coaching legend Karl Adam from Ratzeburg, the DRV and star designer Luigi – Lutz Colani teamed up to build a new type of rowing boat.(Photo Credit: Südwestpresse 1972) How to find 40 kg? A prototype eight was designed by […]

It`s Head Racing Season!

Head racing requires totally different tactics from side by side.  Rebecca Caroe shared some thoughts with us. She also used some content of the book Winning Head Races from Carla Zezza. This is the only book on Head Races in Print that I could find. 5 Reasons Head Racing is the Best Winning Head Races […]

World Rowing Championships regatta

The World Rowing Championships regatta is the biggest FISA event and the most important of the season for us rowers. It is held at the end of the season.  The regatta is held over eight days using a progression system from heats through to finals and ensuring that there is sufficient rest time between boat […]

The WiggleFish Dry Bag for your watersports

When we go rowing, we sometimes get wet.  It seems it’s time for a really good rowing dry bag – and we’ve found one for you which was developed for swimming in fast flowing rivers. The WiggleFish Dry Bag was designed by a swimmer The WiggleFish Dry Bag is a perfect dry bag for your […]

Learn from role models: A man who coaches sporting perfection

James Cracknell, 46 has become the oldest ever Boat Race champion. His team mates refer to him as “Uncle James”. Cracknell, for sure became a role model for many of his team mates. (Photocredit: Guardian) Do rowers need to learn from role models? What rowers and rowing coaches can learn from others, also outside of […]

Time to take rowing break

The rowing season 2019 is almost history. The WRCHAMPS in Linz, some small regattas and in a few weeks the great competitions where fought. Time to take a rowing break? For top athletes, taking a non rowing vacation is one of the best ways to expand your horizons and recharge for the upcoming season. While […]

Rowing Dry Bag – designed by Rowers

Dry bag rowing 5 liter Rowtex

Announcing the Rowing Dry Bag designed by rowers.  We loved Rowtex when they created gloves for rowing – then they added the perfect rowers Anorak.  They now announce their two Dry Bags – for your daily rowing and for your touring. New Rowing Dry Bag There are two sizes – a small one which is […]

Rowing books for your holiday novel reading

Today we’re showing off two rowing books which are worth adding to your summer holiday reading list. Both novels and written by authors who actually understand the sport, they give very different perspectives on that most difficult of rowing situations – the crew bonding before, during and after an important race.  Buy Water under the […]

Coxing long races – what coxes need to say

Womens Eights Head of the River Race, London UK

What should a cox say during a long (15 minute) race to keep the rowers motivated, without sounding repetitive? A long race is a challenge. Happily there’s a great solution. Plan the race beforehand  ok Take a look at the landmarks (bridges, bends etc), know where the straights are and how long they are, decide […]