Should we give medals to rowing coaches?

Medals for Coaches?

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

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Sculling Makes Sweep Rowers Faster

By Rebecca Caroe

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 […]

Tips to buy the perfect rowing machine

By Rowperfect UK

Rowing is one of the best exercises that can keep you fit and healthy. Are you aware that with a single rowing stroke, you are making as many as 9 major muscle group of your body work?   Perhaps, there isn’t a better way to work out indoors than opting for an exercise regimen that includes […]

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The Pathway to Paralympic representation

By Rebecca Caroe

Rachel Froggatt from Paralympics New Zealand talks about how the pathway from community awareness of sport participation for people of disability through to international representation is tough.  Tough all the way. Funding for the parts “That matter” is not available at all for community awareness and community development and only partially available for the Paralympic […]

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What is a ‘competitve’ rower?

By Rebecca Caroe

Andrea Buch writes I am looking for insights:  How does your club define ‘Competitive Masters’? What does it mean to be ‘a competitor’?  The more mature I get as an athlete, and the more athletes I encounter when I coach, the more intrigued I am by this question. There has been a softening in my […]

AMA Your Rowing Rigging questions answered

By Rebecca Caroe

We are stoked that Mike Davenport has agreed to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on rigging for rowing and sculling for Rowperfect readers. It will run on our new Masters Rowing International Facebook Page on Tuesday 12th September. Put it in your calendar…. Mike is the author of the Nuts and Bolts Guide […]

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Capsize drill – how to get back in a rowing boat after flipping

By Rebecca Caroe

Today we are going to look at several different videos teaching how to get back into a rowing boat after having fallen in. British Rowing official capsize drill The first minute shows a capsize using a camera on the boat Note the athlete is fully submerged and then pulls her feet out of the shoes […]

Masters International discussion with Marlene Royle

By Rebecca Caroe

Calling all masters rowers – we have started a Facebook Group called “Masters Rowing International” to enable masters rowers to discuss topics of interest and also to get expert advice from Marlene Royle. The Group has over 1500 members at the time of writing from Hong Kong, China to Uzbekistan and Alaska.  Discussion is in […]