Shell Games

Shell Games

BY RICH DAVISPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER The best way to learn to row is in a single. It’s better than the erg, the tanks, or even a larger boat. The single tells you faster than a coach can vocalize what you need to improve. Like a bicycle, a small boat requires...
Learning to Let it Run

Learning to Let it Run

BY MARLENE ROYLEPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER How much water can you cover in one stroke? It’s an important question: small gains in boat run quickly add up. Consider that a single sculler takes around 600 strokes in a typical head race. A five-centimeter increase in...
Navigating the College Recruiting Process

Navigating the College Recruiting Process

Search Search Rowing News Saturday, May 23, 2020 open menu [embedded content] Friday, May 22, 2020 VIDEO BY ADAM REIST Comments are closed. Copyright 2020 The Independent Rowing News,...
USRowing-Registered Regatta Guidelines Released

USRowing-Registered Regatta Guidelines Released

STAFF REPORTSPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER New regulations for USRowing-registered regattas have been released including requiring local organizing committees (LOCs) to appoint a “chief health officer” and keeping regattas to singles-only. Additionally, USRowing...
Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape

BY RICH DAVISPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER There are many insights you can take away from watching the best rowers in the world. Watching crew boats and singles rowing very hard and making it look relatively easy should inspire you to row fast and be fit. Most clubs have a...
Give Them the Slip

Give Them the Slip

BY VOLKER NOLTEPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER Many associate the term “slip” with the blade moving backward against the direction of travel. This comes from the perception that the blade is placed in the water and pushed backward through it. The more the blade...
Plant-based Performance

Plant-based Performance

BY NANCY CLARK MS, RDPHOTO BY PETER SPURRIER Search “vegan athletes” online and you’ll find an impressive list of Olympians from many sports. That said, some vegans—and vegetarians—could do more when it comes to choosing their sports...
Picture This

Picture This

BY JOSH CROSBYPHOTO BY LISA WORTHY Lying on a patch of grass outside the St. Paul’s School boathouse, we took a few deep breaths before coach Chip Morgan began our first-ever pre-race visualization session. I don’t remember his exact words, but I do...