Will you race FISA Masters this year?

Will you race FISA Masters this year?

There are three months to go before race day!  If you need a training programme, get Marlene Royle’s 1k Racing program and Will Ruth’s 1k Strength Training Program for your crew. 1k Racing Program on water and strength and conditioning Both are written as a 3 month...
I cannot sit straight in a rowing boat

I cannot sit straight in a rowing boat

This post is also available in: Deutsch (German) I have been sculling for about two years now nearly always in a single scull. When I started in crew boats a few weeks ago I realised that I am leaning my back to the rIght and because of this my left shoulder is higher...
Commonwealth Beach Sprint Rowing Regatta

Commonwealth Beach Sprint Rowing Regatta

There’s an exciting new format for rowing races called Beach Sprint Rowing.  RowingChat interviewed Guin Batten and she talked about improving the “excitement factor” with a race concept that includes a lot of “jeopardy”.  This is now the first ever 2018 Commonwealth...
Data Driven

Data Driven

The impact of Big Data in the world around us is unmistakable. From the news we read to the ads bombarding us, the analytics of daily life are far from simple. Yet for most of us, having neither the inclination nor the expertise to pull back the curtain, we simply go...
Why a perfect rowing puddle is like an elephant’s rear end

Why a perfect rowing puddle is like an elephant’s rear end

When you watch a golfer hit a shot many times they look down at their divot which they use as guidance as to what did or did not happen in their swing. When rowing I suppose our”divot” is a puddle. Can you read much into a puddle? Does such a thing as a perfect puddle...
Connecticut Rules

Connecticut Rules

Photo by SportGraphics. If you’re a parent of a rower, you’ve seen this. If you row yourself, you’ve felt it. It’s the feeling that spreads through the crowds at multi-day sprint regattas: that nagging ache in your quads as you walk from your crew’s tent to the boat...
Monthly Prize Draw Winner June 2018

Monthly Prize Draw Winner June 2018

Each month subscribers to the Rowperfect newsletter are included in a free prize draw to win one of our products. This month (June) we have this prize:  Eric Murray’s book the Kiwi Pair plus a souvenir item of clothing. And the Winner is Frank Thorn.  Well done,...
RowInTeam: strength in unity

RowInTeam: strength in unity

Unity creates strength. Is that really the case? Often individual personalities are not that obvious when they are part of a group. But just being in together is not enough – the group has to become a team. by Giuseppe Lamanna Edoardo Verzotti (left) and Livio La...
What type of back pain should rowers worry about?

What type of back pain should rowers worry about?

Low back pain is common in rowers – but it should not be tolerated in rowing Lots of people get back pain in rowing but we should not tolerate it for periods of time.  I want to give you a few rules around that so you can understand exactly where you should be...
Choosing a single scull for masters rower

Choosing a single scull for masters rower

I’m looking to buy a single scull for myself, are you able to advise? Single Scull boat bag I’m an intermediate masters rower, with about 6 years experience in rowing.I row in pretty harsh conditions, tidal salt water with high chances of grounding at times and will...