Tag Archives: rowing club

I feel excluded in my rowing club

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I feel excluded. Do I quit my rowing club? Do not quit yet. But do some personal therapy right away. Take a sheet of paper and write down why you feel “excluded” and include what the behaviours are that you see from others that cause you to have the feeling of exclusion. Then date it […]

British Rowing Clubs – attitude not action

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 […]

British Club Rowing is dying. Can we stop the rot?

15 Reasons to be Grateful by A Rowing Parent

A guest post by Richard Philips, London Rowing Club. Photo credit: odt.co.nz Whilst sitting in the sun on a training camp I have put together some thoughts about the state of the sport that, for better or worse, has become part of my life. They are my personal thoughts and do not reflect any official […]

The Negative Effects of National Squads on Club Rowing

The Negative Effects of National Squads on Club Rowing rowperfect

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

“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

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?

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

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 […]

Sport England says Rowing participation is falling

Remember the Olympic Legacy promises of increased sporting participation?  I bet you think your rowing club is still hugely popular and memberships are rising across the country. WRONG. Latest survey shows rowing has lost participants and is in the bottom half of all sports surveyed.             The actual data shows […]

Magik oarlocks for Croker sculling oars

We got an enquiry from a customer who wants to buy MK1 oarlocks for his adaptive crew.  He came back with a question “apparently these magic oarlocks won’t work with Croker sleeves…” Incorrect They work with every sleeve.  The size of the aperture is the same as Concept gates so they work with every sleeve dimension You […]