Tag Archives: Sculling

Jim Joy versus the Rowing Stroke

Jimmy Joy - rowing coach

One of our popular rowing expert authors is Jimmy Joy – founder of the Joy of Sculling conference and author of books on the subject.  He takes an unique approach to our sport.  I received this message from him recently. Hi Rebecca: At the urging of friends I have taken ownership of the stroke cycle. […]

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. […]

Masters rowers – want to get faster?

Announcing Faster Masters the Rowing Coaching membership service for masters rowers and scullers developed with expert coach Marlene Royle.. It is called Faster Masters and will launch to the public on 1 October 2016. What is Faster Masters? The programme is 7 “lessons” each comprising a video and transcript plus some additional guides written as pdf ebooks. […]

The Ultimate Guide for Comfort in a Rowing Boat

Achieving Ease and Comfort in the Boat by Troy Howell

For everyone who’s every been frightened of tipping out, capsizing or does not feel at ease in a rowing boat – this new book is for you and your coach.  If you’ve ever watched a really skilled oarsman or woman work their craft, you will realise that they all have one common skill and that […]

Join RowingChat with Dan Boyne

Our next RowingChat guest, is long time Harvard Rowing Coach, Dan Boyne. Daniel J. Boyne is the author of Kelly: A Father, a Son, an American Quest(Mystic), The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning and the Water (Hyperion/Lyons), and Essential Sculling (The Lyons Press). He currently lives in Cambridge, MA with his […]

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, […]

Buyers Guide: quick release rowing rigger fittings

There is often a substantial opportunity cost associated with removing conventional wing riggers in order to maximise the storage space in the boathouse. Many athletes and crews will argue the time taken to dismantle each boat after the session comes at a high price for the amount of space gained. How much space is gained […]

RP3 Rowing MachineThe Best For Rowers

The RP3 is a rowing machine that moves like a rowing boat with a sliding seat. Watch athletes sculling and using the RP3. The advantages over other fixed flywheel machines are It moves more like a boat gliding over the water It exercises rowing muscles in the same way as you use them on the […]