Tag Archives: adaptive rowing

Remote steering for blind rowers

blind rower, remote coxswain

Today we bring you a heartwarming story of a coach whose innovation enables his blind athlete to race against able-bodied athletes.  This was first published on Hear the Boat Sing   Her coach, Bob Berry tells us about the “Remote Coxswain” steering device he made for her. Sofia is a student of mine for the past two […]

FISA adaptive boat rules discriminate

Resolute Adaptive rowing boat

Michael W. Joukowsky the Founder/Owner Resolute Racing Shells & Resolute Adaptive writes As you know, for the past 5 years, I have been advocating that the FISA adaptive boat rules are discriminatory, harmful in growing the sport and damaging to individuals. [They only allow one boat design / manufacturer in FISA events.] FISA did accept […]

Swim tests for adaptive rowers

Do you require swim tests for adaptive rowers. If so would people be willing to share their criteria I will defer to Tara Morgan who coaches at Seize the Oar in Seattle to answer. https://www.rowperfect.co.uk/para-rowing-adaptive-rowing-coaching-resources/ Tara writes: Here’s our policy on Swim Tests: Athletes are always first treated as every other rower in our boathouse […]

US Foundation for the Blind Rowers

The US Foundation for the Blind is supporting Rowing. They wrote an article published last week that made it to our “Program of the Month” featuring Oklahoma’s Vipers rowing team. They do not use any adaptive equipment, as you’ll learn in the piece, so they like to consider themselves a normal rowing team that happens to […]