Tag Archives: rowing

Living for the Weekend

galway

OFFER: 5 for 5! If you and 4 friends from the same rowing club book the same trip, you’ll all get 5% off! It’s a great opportunity to bond and experience two of the best things that life has to offer – rowing and travel! This is a reminder, right now, for those of you […]

Tales of Row: A review of Rowing Tales by Tim Koch

Rowing Tales, rowperfect, rowing anthology

This post was originally published on Hear the Boat Sing. 30 October 2017 Tim Koch reveals what his rowing friends are getting for Christmas. The Naked City, a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin, famously concluded with the line ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them’. Nearly 60 years later, […]

How to predict your crew’s 2k score (in 20 seconds)

2k erg, rowing test, ergo score

I’m not a great believer in predictions, especially when it comes to human effort. There’s too many variables that come into play. Yet, I sincerely believe in “edu-guessing” (making educated guesses) that get close to reality. That holds true when trying to a predict a team’s 2k erg scores. How to predict a team’s 2k […]

Vesta Member *screams* at HORR

The Cancer Research UK Boat Races

Jock McKerrell a member at Vesta Rowing Club, Putney, writes in Row360 about the crazy date situation for the 2018 Tideway Eights head races and the Boat Race. THE FUTURE OF THAMES TIDEWAY RACES FOR EIGHTS? There are three head of the river races run on the Thames tideway between Chiswick and Putney on weekends […]

Top Rowing Moments from 2017

Thanks to Martin Cross who recorded his Best Rowing Moments from 2017 10 – Tom Barras GBR Single Sculler at Sarasota World Rowing Championships 9 – Hungarian 2+ Coxed pair vs Australians – finish at World Champs 8 – Irish lightweight mens pair LM2- Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll sensational high rating 7 – Final of […]

Still No Sign of the Planned Cambridge Rowing Lake

The Cambridge Sport Lakes Trust, founded by the same committee who manage the Milton Country Park, was established with the aim of building a £25 million outdoor sports complex. The Cambridge Sport Lakes, as they were to be known, were to provide 220 acres of green recreational space for leisure and competition. Yet there has […]

A story of scull versus sweep

Great Eight, 2014 HOCR, Scullers beat Sweepers

From a question on Quora – Is it better for a collegiate rowing hoipeful to row year round or to play other sports to show athletic ability? My perspective is that if you want to improve both your strength and your oarsmanship, learn to scull. Most good scullers can beat rowers in a sweep boat. […]

Medals for Coaches?

Should we give medals to rowing coaches?

Should we give medals to coaches as well as athletes? Rachel Hooper gives her view (first published here) This summer saw coaches at the athletics world championships being awarded medals alongside their athletes for the first time. It’s certainly a nice gesture to recognise their efforts but at elite level, but it also  takes a […]

Sculling Makes Sweep Rowers Faster

Olaf Tufte on Twitter

We’re Going to Say We Told You So  is a wonderful archive article by Troy Howell on his grumpy-old-coach-blog, Sculling and Stuff Like It. It was written in 2014 at the Head of the Charles when the Great8 beat all comers in the championship event – this was a crew comprising 8 of the top […]