British Rowing Clubs – attitude not action

By Rebecca Caroe

We have had a range of responses from club leaders around the country – reporting a range of diverse local situations which have an impact on the changing headcount of club active rowers. The orginal articles here and here. From the North West I can draw a similarity to what could be a problem. As you […]

The Negative Effects of National Squads on Club Rowing rowperfect

The Negative Effects of National Squads on Club Rowing

By David

Today, we have some very interesting insight from Craig Allely of Rotorua, New Zealand into the effects of National Squads on club rowing: The existence of National Squads in most FISA member countries allows  a member country to produce better results Internationally but will have a drain on the member resources of clubs. As the more able members […]

Glide One – the birth of a great value, durable single scull

By James Halpin

“How do we avoid spending our Friday afternoons fixing up our club singles”? That was the question that inspired rowers Paul Godsafe and James Bellis to begin the development of the GlideOne single scull. Today’s single sculls, built in exotic composite materials, offer lightness and rigidity perfect for experienced rowers. However, they are typically expensive, […]

Rowing Club sponsorship offer

By Rebecca Caroe

Rowperfect has been supporting rowing clubs for years with our Sponsored Clubs programme.   This is your chance to get your club onto the list – read on… What is the Rowing Club Sponsorship Programme? Rowing clubs need education for coaches and athletes.  You also buy equipment, run regattas and teach rowing and sculling.  Rowperfect […]

How well does your club treat beginners?

By Jeremy Peskey

An issue that is beginning to receive widespread recognition throughout the global rowing community is the acknowledgement that beginner rowers are having a tough time adapting to or remaining in the sport. Attrition rates in learn-to-row courses in the UK  have been reported to have higher than a 95% drop out rate. With beginners being forced […]

Rowing Club sponsorship offer

By Rebecca Caroe

Rowperfect has been supporting British rowing clubs for years with its ‘club sponsorship programme‘.   This is your chance to get your club onto the list – read on… What is the Rowing Club Sponsorship Programme? Rowing clubs buy equipment, run regattas and teach rowing and sculling.  Rowperfect supports these efforts in three ways We […]

How to choose a rowing club

By Rebecca Caroe

I have been coaching a young athlete who has ambitions to row at the Olympics – one of the things we discussed what how to find the right rowing club for her to join. Setbacks and red herrings I was very frustrated by being asked for advice (which club to join) only to find that […]