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 […]

Success planning for rowing clubs

Success planning for rowing club? Is that possible? Howard Aiken has spoken about this some time ago. Most of his ideas are still valid and work for most clubs. (Photo Credit: Worldrowing) “In a recent article on the German national rowing squad I reviewed the formidable level of planning which they bring to the consistent development and deployment […]

2019 World Rowing Cup III – Great Britain Mens`s Eight beats Germany!

What a race! The World Rowing Cup in Rotterdam For the second time within a month, the unbeatable German Men`s Eight, Winner of Olympic Gold and not beaten since 2017, lost its Gold Medal Spot to the Team of Great Britain in Rotterdam.  The 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, the Netherlands gave the […]