How Thames Rowing Club used RPs to win Henley Royal

By Rebecca Caroe

Thames Rowing Club in London are in the process of continuing to upgrade the club ergos to RP3 rowing machines.  Their Head Coach, Ben Lewis, sent us this video about their 2015 win at Henley Royal Regatta last summer.  He credits the RPs as an integral part of the crew’s training regime which led them […]

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Coaching the catch in rowing

By Rebecca Caroe

Coaching “The Catch” a guest post by HowardtheCoach If you Google the term “catch” you find “intercept and hold (something which has been thrown, propelled, or dropped”) and in rowing “the catch” is precisely about intercepting and holding the moving interface between the boat and the water. It is a simple term for a subtly complex concept, […]

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Join RowingChat with Sara Hendershot

By Jeremy Peskey

Rowperfect is delighted to have Sara Hendershot, Olympic athlete and elite rowing coach join us on RowingChat. Join RowingChat with Sara Hendershot Sara grew up as the oldest of four siblings in Simsbury, CT. She played many sports growing up and tried rowing at Simsbury High School, where she was immediately hooked. She was recruited […]

Buy rowing coaching advice from World Experts

By Rebecca Caroe

We just took an order from Sean in Australia to Hire Walter Martindale in Canada – how’s that for a collaboration.  Across country and timezone boundaries. Buy remote Rowing Coach services from a wide range of experts from lightweights to dieticians. Walter specialises coaching mainly technique: Coaching the coach, Sweep technique, Sculling technique. I can offer […]

How do I get athletes to respond to my emails? by Mike Davenport

By Rebecca Caroe

I hit “Send Message” and waited. And waited. And waited. My head began to spin … I muttered, “What’s wrong with these athletes — why don’t they respond?” Do they hate me? Have they quit? Were they kidnapped? Are they conspiring against me? Nothing but silence. Argh … You’ve probably had the same experience Many […]

Coaching rowing using the Rowperfect machine

By Rebecca Caroe

I coach junior athletes rowing extensively using our two Rowperfect machines, I would be grateful for further advice on the following four aspects of using the Rowperfect machines for coaching:- 1 – do you have a book or pamphlet on coaching sculling / rowing using the Rowperfect machine. 2 – How do you save a […]

Want a monthly rowing coach clinic?

By Rebecca Caroe

Paul wrote to us I’ve been listening to the RowingChat podcasts for over a year.  They’re wonderful!  It’s like attending a monthly coaching clinic.  I finally joined the email list. Thanks for doing this, Paul So there’s your answer – if you want a monthly rowing and sculling coaching clinic, listen to the RowingChat our […]

Mirrors improve your technique on the Ergo!

By Amanda Wikstrom

Decent Rowing is a leading website for Rowing Technique Videos and have recently published this great little clip.  Please send the link round to your club coaching team. Improve your rowing technique One of the most useful tool athletes and coaches have for education is the ergo. It is stable and convenient and much easier to educate […]

Is Sport Elitist?

By Duncan Holland

We have just seen the usual flurry of reportage, analysis and comment about the Boat Race.  I decline to call it the BNY Mellon Boat Race, which is probably a failure in etiquette, but I do intend to add my might to the outpourings from scribes around the world about this unique and fascinating race.  […]